With Joey Bada$$’ new album on the way — which features production from DJ Premier — the young rhyme slinger took the time out to address rumors about his impending signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint and what it meant to meet Jay Z in the flesh.
In an interview with Watch Loud, DJ Premier announced that he will make his debut as an emcee on the song “U Looz” off of the PRhyme album with Royce Da 5’9″. Watch as Primo and Nickle explain how this all came about.
“When I heard it I went in the studio when he wasn’t there and jumped in and I spit a couple of bars, which you’re gonna see in the video we’re releasing this week,” says Premier. “It’s a longer version of the promo. So you’ll see me spit a couple lines then he jumps back in and we made a comedy thing out of it where he’s cracking on me because I’m attempting to rap. It’s more like an interlude but turned into one of the joints on the album.”
Brand new video for Diabolic’s lead single “Diabolical Sound” off his sophomore LP Fightin Words produced by DJ Premier.
Check for cameos by R.A. The Rugged Man, Immortal Technique, Poison Pen and NEMS.
Hot 97 released a new series titled “The Reflection” with Remy Ma. The emcee talks about her early Terror Squad days, the humbling experience of being incarcerated, marriage while behind bars and, of course, her comeback.
DJ Premier holds down a live session of “The Cypher” at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards featuring rhymes by Arsonal, Couture, Calicoe and Murda Mook.
The trailer for an upcoming Jason Goldwatch directed short film “Into The Light” has hit the web. Due out in 2015 courtesy of Mass Appeal, the film follows the hip hop nomad on his travels across the globe. Check out what the director had to say below.
Jay Electronica is full of mystery, and like a magician, his character lends itself to new ways of seeing things that would seem impossible to many. Several years ago, Jay and I traveled to the other side of the Earth. We left a piece of ourselves there. In exchange, we brought back something entirely new, and the images that follow are a glimpse into that magic for everyone who’s curious.
Traveling across strange lands, we were invited to attend sacred ceremonies of sacrifice and parading celebrations of ancient descent. We trekked together towards the horizon and explored crowded monasteries, solitary mountain top temples, slums of filthy laughing children, and rivers running with blood and flower petals. I documented as Jay walked a river of burning human bodies. We crash landed a helicopter in the Himalayas, and he delivered rice and clean water to a school in a refugee tent city. The result was a collage of movements and emotion.
Want to know how the highly anticipated collaboration album between DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ titled PRhyme happened? Listen up and prepare for the album to drop on December 9th.
In celebration of the release of the “Time Is Illmatic” documentary, Nas hit “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” for a special performance of the classic “NY State Of Mind” with The Legendary Roots Crew providing the music. You’ll have to fast forward to the 8-minute mark to catch the performance.