For those who love the art of beat making, this episode of So Wassup is for you. DJ Premier goes through the technical aspect of creating “Take It Personal.”
Remember that time when DJ Premier connected with Rakim to reintroduce himself to the new generation of hip hop heads in 1997? Well, there’s a story behind how Preemo cooked up the beat to bring The God Emcee back. Legendary stuff here. But how did Rakim respond when he first heard the beat?
Janet Jackson was one of the biggest pop stars in the world and riding high with The Velvet Rope. But how did DJ Premier end up remixing Janet’s “Together Again” and how did it lead to Preemo turning down what was then the biggest opportunity of his career? Find out on episode 9 of “So Wassup.”
Remember that time D’Angelo had DJ Premier remix his single “Lady?” How did it happen where one of the pioneers of the neo soul movement ended up getting a remix by a legendary Hip Hop producer and featured AZ? DJ Premier gives you the story behind the song.
DJ Premier is back to give you the skinny on how “Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers” with Jeru the Damaja, O.C. and Chubb Rock came together for the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s film “Clockers.” Jokes about Mr. Magoo, the reason why you heard that bell and a tribute to Spike Lee.
Did you know that there are two versions of Nas’ represent that DJ Premier produced? DJ Premier explains how the song ended up happening, why Large Professor was instrumental in Nas’ career and the original version of the song that was a lot more jazz-influenced.
Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal” is an absolute classic. You may have read a few interviews but now hear it from DJ Premier as he explains exactly how this song came together. You don’t want to miss this one.
DJ Premier keeps rolling out this phenomenal series that gives us insight into how some of the biggest Hip Hop classics were made. This time, we dig into “The Enemy” from D.I.T.C.
For episode 2 of DJ Premier’s “So Wassup?” the legendary producer digs back into the story behind creating “Unbelievable” for The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die album. Did you know that Preemo originally turned down Biggie due to time constraints? Fortunately, that didn’t happen and DJ Premier ended up cooking up a memorable classic.
DJ Premier presents the brand new series: ‘So Wassup?’ a salute to the floppy disk. Throughout this series, DJ Premier explores his most classic productions, and how the technology of the time influenced the sound. In episode 1, DJ Premier talks about how the track “Come Clean”, from Jeru The Damaja, came to be.
Created by Ian Schwartzman
Co-Created by Andrew “POE” Mohrer
Lead editor- Danny Perrin
Directed by- Andrew “POE” Mohrer
Post production- Born Ready Films
Post Producer – Drew Morris
Audio mixing- King Of Chill
All music Produced By- DJ Premier.