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.
Ah, the show’s namesake. DJ Premier tells us all about the creative process behind “So Wassup” from Moment of Truth.
DJ Premier tells the story of how “Work” came to be after it was initially made for the soundtrack to the film “Caught Up.”
DJ Premier reflects on linking up with Bahamadia and going the smooth route with their collaboration “True Honey Buns.”
DJ Premier takes us back to 1997 to explain the story behind the creation of Big Shug’s single “Crush.” Did you know that Big Shug was originally a singer? Preemo takes us through his transition to rapper and how this song came about.
Remember that time that Jeru the Damaja and Notorious B.I.G. had beef? How did that happen
DJ Premier tells an in-depth story of how some Old English, the Machine Gun Funk remix, New Birth and a Players Anthem ended up creating Jeru’s “Ya Playin Yaself.”
Was it a Junior M.A.F.I.A. diss? Let Preemo explain.
DJ Premier explains the process of creating the remix to “Classic” that featured Nas, Kanye West, Rakim and KRS One. An off-tempo Rakim verse that needed adjusting was fixed by Preemo as he explains it all and how the video came to be.
One of the most requested songs for the series, DJ Premier tells the story about the classic “Supa Star” from Group Home. How did Lil Dap and Malachi the Nutcracker end up with arguably one of Preemo’s best beats? It’s a long story.