I Love Kanye (DJ Premier Remix)
Kanye West harnessed his bombastic Twitter powers and used them for good on TLOP a capella track "I Love Kanye." This afternoon, DJ Premier shared a humble offering for the people, his "I Love Kanye" remix.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. KRS-One & DJ Premier
A few days ago, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis revealed the tracklist for their sophomore album, This Unruly Mess I've Made, which is due out next week, on February 26th. The album is rather surprisingly feature-heavy, with appearances on every single record save one-- features come from a wide range of faces too, including OGs like Melle Mel, DJ Premiere, Kool Moe Dee, and young cats like Chance The Rapper, YG and Anderson .Paak. It's definitely a big melting pot of hip-hop.
PRhyme Feat. Black Thought
Black Thought recently made a thrilling return on Freddie Gibbs' "Extradite," and now The Roots emcee is back with the duo of Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier, aka PRhyme, on "Wishin II." The new track is a remix of PRhyme's "Wishin," which originally featured Common and appeared on the duo's self-titled debut album, released a year ago.
PRhyme Feat. Joey Bada$$
DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″, together known as PRhyme, are gearing up for the release of the deluxe edition of their debut album. "Deluxe" in that it'll feature several new tracks, a few of which the duo has already shared, most recently "Highs and Lows" feat. MF Doom and Phonte.
Rick Ross Feat. DJ Premier
It's been quite a day for new music, with albums arriving from Curren$y, Jeremih, G-Eazy, Kid Cudi, and, last but not least, Ricky Ross. It seems that with Black Market, Ross is looking to make his case for Hall of Fame status, as most of the album's guests are esteemed veterans themselves. This is perhaps most clear on the track "Black Opium," as Rozay invites the legendary DJ Premier to mix and scratch up a beat from Black Metaphor and Incredibeatz.
Get Off The Ground (DJ Premier Mix)
Termanology Feat. Sean Price, Lil Fame, Papoose, Ruste Juxx & Reks
The final song on Termanology's Term Brady EP is a seven-and-a-half minute party cut called "Get Off the Ground" that features EIGHT different rappers, most of whom hail from New York City: Sean Price, his protege Ruste Juxx, Lil' Fame of M.O.P., Justin Tyme, Hannibal Staxx, Papoose, & Term's fellow Lawrence, MA emcee Reks. As the cherry on top, it also features some scratches from the venerable DJ Premier.
Hold The City Down
Papoose & DJ Premier
New York might not be the ruling rap hub it was in the 90s, but it doesn't mean artists still aren't repping it the same way. Papoose and DJ Premier will always put on for their city, and today they've come together to do just that."Hold The City Down" upholds New York rap traditions, with Papoose bringing gritty, precise lyricism to Premier's hard boom bap drums and signature sample scratching on the chorus. The song will appear on the NBA 2k16 soundtrack, which has been curated by DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, as well as Premier himself. Look out for the full OST to drop soon.
Torae has been a fixture in the NYC underground community for well over a decade, having put out collaborative projects with Marco Polo and alongside Skyzoo as the Barrel Brothers. For the Record, his debut solo album from 2011, included production from all the best -- Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Large Professor, and more. He's now working on his sophomore album, Entitled, and he's raising funds for the project via Kickstarter so he can release it fully independently through his own label, Internal Affairs.
This morning we received the news that Pap and long-time girlfriend Remy Ma will appear on the forthcoming season of VH1's popular TV show "Love & Hip-Hop: New York." The New York native keeps the press going, with the release of a new leak off his upcoming album You Can't Stop Destiny.
Dope Boy Talk
DJ Premier Feat. Jakk Frost
Last week, DJ Premier gave us a serving of space-age R&B with his surprising BMB Sppacekid collaboration> Today, he's going back a little closer to his roots, linking with BeardGang's Jakk Frost, and contributing a sample-based boom bap joint, full of his beloved scratching. As far as we know, there isn't an official solo project planned, but after two tracks under his own name in a few days, there could very well be something in the works.
Til It's Done
DJ Premier & BMB Spacekid Feat. Anderson .Paak
While DJ Premier's signature sound will never get old, the DJ is still very capable of experimenting outside of his lane. Recently, he collaborated with Russian producer BMB Spacekid, and the two crafted a funky futuristic R&B record for Anderson Paak to add some inspired vocals on.
MoSS Feat. AZ, DJ Premier & Joe Budden
Although the name MoSS may not ring any bells by itself, you've probably come across his production-- Ghostface Killah's "Kilos," Raekwon's "Have Mercy" and Obie Trice's full album Special Reserve, to name a few. The producer is stepping into the spotlight for the first time, with an upcoming full length album for his instrumentals and a few rap friends paired with them. To kick things off, we get "Started" featuring AZ, DJ Premier and Joe Budden, which is probably a hip-hop purist's wet dream.
DJ EFN Feat. Scarface, Troy Ave & Stalley
DJ EFN is Miami-based, but his location certainly isn't indicative of his choice in collaborators. The DJ is preparing a new album titled Another Time for release next March, and the feature list is all over the map, from Killer Mike, to Crooked I, David Banner, Talib Kweli, and Your Old Droog, as well as a couple Florida locals like Gunplay, Trick Daddy, and Denzel Curry.
So Ghetto (Freestyle)
Retch has already given us the "throw away joint" "Facts" today, but it seems like he's not done dropping off non-album material on this Saturday. Now, he gives us a freestyle over Jay Z's "So Ghetto."
Just a few hours after slaying verses on Eminem's "Detroit Vs. Everybody" and Shady XV cypher, Royce Da 5'9'' returns with the title track from his upcoming collaborative LP with DJ Premier. Give the track a listen and let us know what you think. It's produced by Premier, of course, using Adrian Younge samples. Meanwhile, if you're feeling the track, be sure to pre-order a copy of PRhyme on iTunes today. The album hits stores on December 9th.
Y'all Ready Know
We are only a few weeks away from the release of the much anticipated SHADY XV compilation album from Eminem and the rest of his Shady Records label. The project will be a two-part album, with disc one hosting a greatest hits playlist, and the other disc featuring new records from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12, Yelawolf, and others.
A few weeks back, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" announced that they'd be pairing up under the name "PRhyme" for a new joint album. Today, Sway premiered the first cut we've heard from the upcoming project, entitled "Courtesy."
Diabolic makes his HNHH debut with a brand new single from his upcoming album Fightin Words. Produced by DJ Premier, "Diabolical Sound" finds the legendary producer building upon his signature style to create a sinister instrumental akin to his work in hip-hop's Golden Era. Meanwhile, Diabolic delivers bar after bar of complex rhyme schemes, packed with wit and poignant social commentary.
Back in April, Saigon announced the launch of his new label Squid Inc Squad, as well as an upcoming album for later this year. Well now that his Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard is on the horizon, the New York rapper decides to treat fans with the project’s newest offering titled “Nunya".
Shade 45 Freestyle
Logic's about to start his While You Wait tour next week, and to celebrate, he's shared a freestyle from Statik Seletah's show on Shade 45. Spitting over DJ Premier production, Logic is on rapid fire mode, turning out two verses chock full of cultural references, thrilling rhyme schemes and a number of jaw-dropping flows. NYC plays a big role in this freestyle, with Logic name-dropping Nas and the Empire State Building, and revealing his plans to take the city over.