DJ Premier gives some insight on how The Notorious B.I.G. first introduced him Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch and their first collaboration together for The Lox’s sophomore album. Here’s how “Recognize” came together. Also included is DJ Scratch carving up the intro in a way we haven’t seen before.
DJ Premier tells the story of Fat Joe’s hip hop origins and how he ended up connecting with Joey Crack for the remix for “Sh*t Is Real.” Preemo explains how he bucked Joe’s idea of having production reflective of “gangster shit” moved to the traditional Preemo vibe that won over the D.I.T.C. rapper.
Remember that time DJ Premier linked up with Das EFX to bring back the “Diggedy” style of rhyming after a brief departure on their second album? The result was “Real Hip Hop” and Preemo takes us back to the creation of that song and a little background on how he connected with Das EFX.
DJ Premier explains how reuniting with Guru after four years between projects proved to be challenging as they headed into the Moment of Truth album. The lead single “Royalty” featured K-Ci and Jojo and Preemo explains how they got 1/2 of Jodeci on the album, constructing the beat, how an adult movie star ended up directing a video that ended up being a party in a subway station.
DJ Premier tells the story of how he ended up with the wrong equipment to create the beat for M.O.P.’s legendary “Brownsville” track. And why did Preemo use those spacey sounds? He explains the inspiration behind that as well in the latest episode of “So Wassup.”
For some people, DJ Premier’s collaboration with Devin The Dude seemed to come out of nowhere. But it really didn’t. Aside from both being from Texas, these two knew each other for a long time. Find out how what was supposed to be a remix for Devin’s album ended up making the final cut on his solo album. Also, listen to Preemo explain how he constructed the beat.
Before there was a “Shook Ones Pt. 2,” Havoc and Prodigy took us to Juvenile Hell as Mobb Deep. On that album was a hidden gem that only true Mobb Deep fans know about and that’s the DJ Premier produced “Peer Pressure.” Did you know that this was originally a remix of a Large Professor production? How did this all come together? Allow the legendary producer to tell you a story.
For the sixteenth episode of DJ Premier’s “So Wassup,” 1/2 of Gang Starr explains the foundation of “ALONGWAYTOGO” and how it was originally set to be on the soundtrack for the movie Poetic Justice. What happened? Allow Preemo to explain.
DJ Premier digs into the vault to explain the origins behind “1, 2 Pass It” from the D&D All-Stars. The legacy of D&D Studio is the topic at hand here and how Preemo put together this massive posse cut that originated at the 40s and Blunts party. Mad Lion, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, Fat Joe, Smif N Wessun and Jeru The Damaja assembled for the cut and, somehow, Jay-Z was left standing outside in the cold…literally.
Did you know that “Boom” wasn’t originally for Royce 5’9″? Any idea who that beat was supposed to be for? DJ Premier explains how Royce ended up with “Boom” and how this incredible beat was created. Sit back and enjoy the story behind this classic record.