For episode 47 “So Wassup?” DJ Premier tells one of his favorite stories about the creation of “Code of the Streets” off the Hard To Earn album. Preemo goes back to 1992 television show called “Crime Chronicles” and explains how a song Guru produced for that song ended up becoming “Code of the Streets.”
DJ Premier kicks off the new year by giving us a doubleheader for Episode 46 of “So Wassup” as he delivers the goods on the creation of M.O.P.’s “Rugged Neva Smooth” and “Downtown Swinga.”
For the 45th episode of DJ Premier’s “So Wassup?” Preemo details the creation of the ultra jazzy “Breakfast @ Denny’s” by Buckshot LeFonque.
Rather than focus on another artist he produced for, DJ Premier takes us back to “Tonz ‘O’ Gunz” from his personal favorite Gang Starr album Hard To Earn. Preemo talks about the mentality behind the song and how he constructed the beat on the 44th episode of “So Wassup?”
For the 43rd episode of DJ Premier’s “So Wassup?” Preemo tells the story behind how Nas’ “I Gave You Power” from his sophomore album It Was Written. Originally titled “Gun,” Nas had the concept but wasn’t sure how he would execute it. DJ Premier started with a drum pattern and the duo began to build.
DJ Premier talks about how he finally ended up connecting with AZ following his stellar verse on Nas’ “Life’s A Bitch” and the work they put in for “The Come Up.”
Back after a hiatus, DJ Premier sets things off on the next run of “So Wassup” episodes by telling the story behind Heavy D’s “Yes Y’all.”
It’s episode 40 of DJ Premier’s “So Wassup?” and Preemo takes us back to 1991 when he went to the West Coast and teamed up with MC Eiht. It’s been a relationship that has lasted for decades but we have to go back to where it began with “Def Wish II.”
DJ Premier reflects on connecting with KRS One ahead of his Return of the Boom Bap album and how he and The Blastmaster concocted “Higher Level.” Here’s the story of how KRS One nearly burned Preemo out but the soundtrack to Blacula bailed him out.
DJ Premier tells the story about how he produced Krumb Snatcha’s “Gettin’ Closer to God,” which was Krumb’s real-life story. Preemo explains how what we ended up hearing wasn’t what was originally planned.