Canadian hip hop producer, Marco Polo will be releasing his next album PA2: The Director’s Cut this Tuesday, November. Before the full project arrives on iTunes, we have an entire album stream that has features from Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Kardinal Offishal, Masta Ace, Posdnous (of De La Soul), Invincible, Reach, Reggie B,The Doppelgangaz, Slaine, Blaq Poet, Hannibal Stax, Panchi (of NYG’z), Ill Bill, Pharoahe Monch, Prince Po, Celph Titled, Rah Digga, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C., Tragedy, MC Eiht, King Tee, Alchemist, Oh No, Malcolm & Martin. After the jump, you can view the full 19-track tracklisting and stream the entire project.
Pusha T had a long visit on Sway In The Morning to talk about his new album My Name Is My Name and different aspects of it. From decoding bars from the album to explaining certain songs. During this clip, Tracy G asks him if he still loves the ladies because there are certain lines from different songs that may sound a little misogynistic. He said some of it stems from his parents splitting up after 35 years of marriage.
From that conversation, spawned another question of how his parents felt about him selling drugs back in the day. He interestingly breaks down the back story of how he got into it, and how it disappointed his Pops after hearing about his house getting shot up.
Check out his interview with Sway In The Morning and DJ Premier below to find out what he thinks of people who question the content in his music as well.
Click image to watch DJ Premier discuss producing a Nas album
It’s not often in hip-hop where a producer/emcee combination is almost seemingly a match made in heaven. As of lately, we’ve seen what Noah “40″ Shebib and Drake can cook up, as well as Jay Z and Timbaland finally making the pieces fit, but now it seems a combination many of us have been longing for are finally getting together. In a recent interview with WM40A, DJ Premier reveals that he will be producing a full-length Nas LP. This may also explain why DJ Premier was left off of Nas’ latest Life Is Goodalbum in which Nasir said the reason being, “not this album.” Is a Nas album fully produced by DJ Premier something you’re looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section!
From out of the blue, Fat Joe is dropping his free album Darkside III, and one of the tracks that’s bringing it back to New York is the Action Bronson-featured “Your Honor.” Not only is the beat produced by the legendary Primo, but it’s always good to see the OG’s showing love to the new wave of MC’s. New York, you better love this one.
As a matter of fact, Bronsolino sounds right in the pocket with this beat.
Although claiming a rightful a place as one of the most talented female emcees over the years, Rapsody has maintained her “culture over everything” theory by undoubtedly thriving on the underground scene. Throughout each of her projects, there’s been an undoubtable amount of growth in both her namesake and quality of music overall.
In what seems to be one of her most complete projects to date, the Jamla representative releases her brand new She Got Game mixtape in its entirety, which contains 16 tracks alongside special guest contributions from Raekwon, Chance The Rapper, 9th Wonder, Mac Miller, Common, Wale, Ab-Soul, Terrace Martin, DJ Premier, Nipsey Hussle and more.
If you’re wondering what projects to look out for throughout the rest of August, Rapsody‘s upcoming mixtape is certain to be one of better releases. Following a number of notable collaborative singles, the Jamla rapper returns on a solo front for a track titled “Kingship,” with the production handled by the one and only DJ Premier. Hosted by DJ Drama, Rap’s upcoming She Got Game will include 15 tracks, with contributions from the likes of Ab-Soul, Common, Raekwon, Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller, Wale, 9th Wonder, Terrace Martin, Nipsey Hussle and many more.
Click image to watch Episode 1 of The Combat Jack Show with guest DJ Premier
Once again bringing another legend to the set, The Combat Jack Show sets the stage for their week of DJ Premier. Preemo talks about his longevity in the game and how he starts out making certain records, and also reveals Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Ten Crack Commandments” was originally used for Angie Martinez‘s “Top 5 @ 9″ show on Hot 97 until Puff made the call while on-air. Premier dabbles into his relationship with Jay-Z and how the work ethic the two of them share would sometimes land them in the heat of in-studio arguments.
In tribute to the upcoming 3-year passing of G.U.R.U., Marco Polo unleashes the next single from his upcoming LP, “PA2: The Director’s Cut” with this self-titled track featuring Talib Kweli paying homage to the late emcee and a few scratches laced down from Primo.
“Tomorrow marks the three-year anniversary of the passing of the legendary G.U.R.U. of Gang Starr. I decided to this leak this record one day early to ensure DJ’s and everyone can have it ready for his anniversary and it can be played tomorrow. This is one of the most important records I’ve ever been a part of” states Marco Polo. “Thank you to Talib Kweli and DJ Premier for being a part of this incredible record! We will also be premiering the “G.U.R.U.” video very soon (which is directed by Todd Angkasuwan) so stay tuned. Please help share this record and celebrate the life of an artist who influenced myself and so many others in Hip-Hop and music period! R.I.P. Keith Edward Elam aka G.U.R.U. (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal)!”
Stay tuned for the upcoming project which consists of features from Organized Konfusion, Gangrene, Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Masta Ace, Posdnuos (De La Soul), Kardinal Offishal, Styles P, Nature, Rah Digga, Ill Bill, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C. and more.
It’s an All Brooklyn Thing. For the launch of the new Air Jordan XX8’s, Big Daddy Kane and DJ Premier release a track “XX8 Days Of Flight” in promotion for the new shoes and representing for the borough that made also Michael Jordan. Enjoy this rare new track from the smooth operator with the two forefathers of your favorite rappers, favorite rapper and DJ’s giving some some new material as the shoes available now today.
As every year, The Roots will be making their return to Philly for their 6th annual “Roots Picnic”. The day will begin June 1st and with The Roots Crew headlining, expect to hear from the likes of DJ Premier, Trinidad James, Hit-Boy, Joey Bada$$, Naughty By Nature, Macklemore and more.
Tickets go on sale January 25. Be sure to get you some, this is one you don’t want to miss!
Times have been good to Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew over the last 12 months, but it’s only thanks to the hard work and determination that has been put into their work. Due to Joey’s admiration for timeless producer DJ Premier, it was only right for the rebirth of the New York boom-bap sound to link with one of hip-hop’s finest beat-makers. The two give us the chance to listen to a preview of the track with exclusive in-studio footage of the creation. “Unorthodox” will be available to download on January 14th via Green Label Sound.
After appearing on Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut album “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” we were in need of some new music from the west coast legend MC Eiht as DJ Premier unleashes a new track from the Compton emcee’s upcoming project. Here’s a new track titled “The Reign” which is produced by Brenk Sinatra with Premier providing them signature scratches to make these West Coast sounds flourish. If you enjoyed this first leak (which you should), you can prepare for his upcoming 7-track EP “Keep It Hood” releasing on New Year’s Eve via Blue Stamp Music.
For part two of The Game’s #SundayService series pack for today, he releases “HVN4AGNGSTA.” In this track he gets a rare feature from Master P, as the two go in over a smooth production (where are the Primo scratches?). Hopefully we’ll get some fresh new visuals, as our excitement for “Jesus Piece” progressively increases.
For the next track from Lil Fame and Termanology we get to hear them “Play Dirty” with Styles P and Busta Rhymes on the DJ Premier produced street banger. This one sounds just as dirty as it should as they all get real street with the hardest bars and go in nonetheless on this. There definitely should be a video for this coming soon for it as well.
Fizzyology will be in stores and online on November 6th!
The legendary Rakim was on his second solo album, The Master, by the time “When I B On The Mic” dropped. The 1999, DJ Premier-produced single kept it so Hip-Hop with the signature Primo scratch-hook, showing Rah on the block with his crew ripping the microphone. Rakim has influenced all of your favorite rappers out now, so it’s only right we pay homage to the living legend. One time for the God MC!