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PRhyme: Era Featuring Dave East

 

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5′ 9″‘s PRhyme 2 has a tentative release date of March 16th but the first single,  “Era” featuring Dave East is out now. DJ Premier’s ’80s-styled beats comfort East’s laments about being born at the wrong time for his love of the boom bap. The excitement of “Era” is creating pressure for the duo to release the new album as soon as possible.

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DJ Premier Talks To Mass Appeal About The Making Of D’Angelo’s Devil’s Pie

DJ Premier recants the story of how his beat ended-up on D’Angelo’s “Devils Pie.” The recording session was a moment of history with J.Dilla, D’Angelo, Questlove and The Alchemist in the studio. The song from D’Angelo’s Voodoo album will forever be associated with Hype Williams’ Belly.

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DJ Premier Talks About Making Nas’ Illmatic

DJ Premier talks to Mass Appeal about working on Nas’ celebrated debut album Illmatic. He gives specific details on how “N.Y. State Of Mind” and “Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)” were sonically constructed. After 23 years Illmatic still holds up as one of the key albums of the Golden Era and helped to make 1994 such an important year for hip-hop.

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Watch Leikeli47, Tokyo Jetz, Kash Doll & Rapsody In A BET Awards Cypher

Watch Leikeli47, Tokyo Jetz, Kash Doll and Rapsody perform in a BET Awards Cypher. DJ Premier cues up the beats while the women deliver their rhymes.
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DJ Premier & The Badder Band Give NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Watch DJ Premier become the first producer to perform a live set for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts. He is joined by the Badder Band who provide horns, drums and bass. The 24-minute set includes music he created for  KRS-One, Nas, Das Efx,  Jeru The Damaja, Gangstarr and Royce Da 5′ 9.”

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