This project captures one of those rare moments when the stars align and everything falls perfectly into place. Royce 5’9″, one of the most technically-advanced MCs in the game paired with DJ Premier who needs no introduction at this point, doing what they do best on a backbone of samples entirely produced by Adrian Younge- the closest thing to a living spring of loops and breaks hip hop may ever get. The result being three masters of their craft combining ingredients for an extraordinary recipe.
Collaborating with each one of them individually was a long time coming, but all three together is simply a blessing. So it was only right for us to shoot at Chung King, one of hip hop’s holy grails, and put together our own dream team of moderators and video/sound team to make this session extra special. The result is one of the most intimate and high caliber rap sessions we’ve had to date, and a marvelous DJ set by Adrian of classic samples, breaks, and loops.
Hard Knock TV sits down with Nickle and Preem to discuss a plethora of subjects. Royce explains how his perspective on life changed as well as being sober for the past two years. DJ Premier gives insight on how to remain relevant after so many years in the game and so much more.
Check out Killer Mike’s contribution to the massive song “The Rap Monument” that will feature 30 emcees.
Royce Da 5’9″ appears on ESPN’s Highly Questionable to discuss partying at Jerry Stackhouse’s crib, the thought process behind “Hi Rihanna” at the BET Hip Hop Awards and Proof.
In the last of DJ Booth‘s sit down with DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″, the duo talk about making their entire PRhyme album with only samples of Adrian Younge’s production.
In the next part of DJ Booth‘s sit down with Premo and Royce, the duo talk about how their work on “Shake This” was interrupted by Royce’s unexpected jail bid.
The official video for Joey Bada$$’ single No. 99 finds the Pro Era emcee as an enemy of the state and plotting to fight the power in the most grand way possible. Directed by Ric Cordero.
Fashawn and Alchemist are tag teaming for a new EP titled FASH-ionably Late on December 18. Here’s the first offering featuring Evidence titled Dreams.
“I wanted to give my fans exactly what i wanted to put out so if that meant waiting to push back the date to clear some records than so be it,” said Fashawn. “Working with Alchemist I get in another mode creatively that’s different than working with other producers. Just some real rap shit. Hope you all enjoy it.”
Joell Ortiz goes the cinematic route with the latest set of visuals off of his House Slippers album.
Ever wonder what went into the making of Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier’s amazing song “Boom?” Well, the two discuss how the song was created, who it was originally for and who he was surprised to find out was a fan of the song.