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.
DJ Premier’s classic remix to Showbiz & AG’s “Next Level” has been one of the most requested episodes of “So Wassup” and Preemo explains everything behind the production for this song. If you are a production equipment nerd, this episode is for you.
DJ Premier tells the story of how Gang Starr’s “The ? Remainz” came together in 24 hours. Here’s how a Nissan pickup truck, a water damaged record and that static sound made a classic record.
There was magic made when Snoop Dogg employed the services of DJ Premier for “The One and Only.” But how did this coast to coast connection happen? Well, Snoop ended up at D&D Studios when Preemo was away for Thanksgiving and they decided to connect later for Snoop’s album. What did Bishop Don “Magic” Juan and Tyrone Davis have to do with this song? It also led to DJ Premier getting a certified Player Card.
For the latest installment of “So Wassup?” DJ Premier talks about producing the “7 Days” remix by British sensation Craig David that featured Mos Def. How did Craig David end up on Preemo’s radar? What did Nate Dogg have to do with the remix? Oh, and what’s this about a 50 Cent song DJ Premier produced that never saw the light of day?
DJ Premier takes us on a trip down south when he collaborated with Ludacris for “MVP.” How did Nice & Smooth’s Smooth B, Mark Wahlberg and Max Payne play a role in Preemo and Luda connecting for the song originally called “Word?”
DJ Premier gives you a little history lesson on the origins of D.I.T.C. before explaining how O.C.’s career took off ahead of his debut with the Word…Life album. Fast forward to 1996-97 and DJ Premier gets involved with the Jewelz album. Here’s what went into the creation of “My World.”
When DJ Premier and Guru began crafting Moment of Truth, they made a wish list of emcees. Guru originally wanted Ghostface and Raekwon but that vision changed and here’s how Inspectah Deck ended up on the album. DJ Premier also explains the creative process behind “Above the Clouds” as all three were in the studio simultaneously cooking up a classic.
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.