Monday, November 25, 2013

NEW DJ PREMIER INTERVIEW

DJ Premier Interview
OCT 19, 13 • IN MISCELLANEOUS
Docs Orders Premier PBW Nextmen
DJ Premier is in London tonight for The Doctor’s Orders at Scala alongsidePeanut Butter Wolf and The Nextmen. He’s a very busy man but we managed to secure a brief interview with the living legend himself courtesy of The Doctor’s Orders crew. The whole RhymeOnBeat family will be in the house tonight to party and if you want to be there make sure you grab yourself the last few advance tickets here and check who else is going on the Facebookevent page. Read our interview below and we hope to catch you at Scala tonight, remember to tag your Instagram photos with #TDO279 and #RhymeOnBeat or follow-up@RhymeOnBeat.
ROB: You’re decades deep in the game and have seen trends, rappers and producers come and go. What artists have you listened to consistently for that whole period of time?
Premier: Anything produced by Marley MarlRun-DMCEric B. & RakimBDPTribeUltramagnetic MC’s,Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5LL Cool JJay ZDrakeKanye.
ROB: There is a wave of new artists coming out making great music but are there any artists that we may not have heard of that you think are a great prospect for the future?
PremierSy AriDynastyRapsody, Drake, Kendrick LamarJon ConnorKhaleelJakk FrostYoung Maylay.
ROB: What projects are there on the horizon from yourself?
PremierBusta RhymesSlaughterhouseImmortal Technique, Rapsody, NYGz, Khaleel, JadakissA.G.Lady Of RageMC EihtKool Sphere.
ROB: We’re assuming you have a vast amount of unreleased music. Should we expect another volume of Beats That Collected Dust and if so when?
Premier: I am doing Beats That Collected Dust vol. 3.
ROBGuru‘s death left a hole in the heart of rap music. Any possibility of posthumous material as Gang Starr?
Premier: There will be a few things coming.
ROB: What was it like working in the studio with the new and very talented kid on the block Joey Bada$$?
Premier: Great student of the game.  He’s always willing to listen and learn from his O.G.’s.  Shouts to his Pro Era crew.
ROBFat Joe released Your Honour with yourself on the production. You guys go way back and you’ve done production on a few of his joints, how did you start working together way back when?
Premier: Me and Guru met Joe through Showbiz and Lord Finesse in 1989. I lived in The Bronx at the time so we all hung out a lot Diamond DA.G. and Big L. It was nothing to do a jam with any of them since we had that kind of relationship as friends.
A huge thanks to DJ Premier and Spin Doctor.
ORIGINAL INTERVIEW HERE http://www.rhymeonbeat.com/2013/10/dj-premier-interview/

Thursday, November 14, 2013

TRAGEDY KHADAFI / KOOL SPHERE / PROD BRAINKAVE DOX BOOGIE


Update: Share the link so we can get some views on it and get things moving for the new year..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMviIXkBJSY
Check the joint and leave a comment after a long hiatus and getting ready to finally release this upcoming album, decided to put sum work in...

Friday, March 8, 2013

2013 DJ PREMIER INTERVIEW VIA BONAFIDE

BONAFIDE EXCLUSIVE: DJ PREMIER INTERVIEW


On the 28th of February, Chris Martin will be coming to London for a rare DJ set at Plan B in Brixton. Not to be confused with dullard rock front men who’ve gone on to marry slightly boring actresses, this Chris Martin is a man who needs no introductions. Well, at least when he goes by his stage name.
So let me reintroduce living legend DJ Premier. Consistently ranked as one of the best hip-hop producers of all time and most likely a huge influence on your favourite musical idols, DJ Premier came to prominence in the 1990’s as one half of rap icons Gang Starr, alongside Guru (RIP).
Besides producing Gang Starr’s entire catalogue, the man has produced beats for almost everyone in the game including Heavy D, KRS-One, Mobb Deep and Big Daddy Kane and his inimitable boom bap sound has graced such seminal albums as Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die and Nas’s Illmatic.
So when I found I had an opportunity to interview him, to say I was excited is an understatement.
I caught up with Premier over email a week ahead of his show to talk about the politics of rap, his favourite producers and how the digital age is making producers lazy.
In previous interviews you’ve talked about how the ghetto represents the purest form of realism for you and you try to honour that with hip-hop. Do you think mainstream hip-hop honours that reality or do you think it exploits it?
The mainstream has always been about exploitation. That’s nothing new. Once something grows into a larger audience, it all gets watered down. The decision to go mainstream versus underground is the fight that we all struggle with because we all want to get rich from our hard work in whatever craft we do.
You’ve been consistently rated as one of the all time greatest hip-hop producers of all time. Where would you rate yourself on that list? Who would you rate as your all time favourite producer?
My all time favourite producer in hip-hop is Marley Marl. He made the beats bang and he also scratched on the tracks that he produced as well as establishing a sound. I could always tell when it was a Marley Marl production. I followed closely in his footsteps when it comes to that.
Is there a particular beat that you’ve produced that you’re most proud of? Any classic beats that you wish you would have produced? Is there a particular genre you most like to sample?
I’m proud of all of my beats. There are a few, I wish I made Eric B. For President, Shook Ones, We Gonna Make It, P.S.K. (Schooly D), The World Is Yours, Simon Says, and Ebonics by Big L. I sample all genres. I switch it up all of the time so it really doesn’t matter. It’s all about how you hook it up.
What kind of effect do you think the age of digital music is going to have on up and coming producers?
The digital era makes producers lazy. They don’t own any vinyl, they don’t understand what it’s like to record to tape, and they don’t physically go shopping for the music. Everything is one touch of a button and they have it all instantly. That is not what made hip-hop original and fun. If they don’t do the research, they will be limited to moving forward with the success that we already have. The pioneers of this music must be respected in order to open the next doors for the future.
You’ve said previously that you ‘live in the underground but take trips into the mainstream’. Do you think that there’s a delicate balance between the two or do you think the mainstream is having a beneficial impact on hip-hop?
Speaking for myself, I know how to juggle the mainstream and keep my underground ties intact. I love commercial music when it is done right. There is good commercial and there is bad commercial. There is good underground and bad underground.
You’re coming to London for a show on the 28th with Statik Selektah. What’s your take on the English off-shoot of hip-hop, aka grime?
I have been coming to England ever since I was twenty with Guru and Gang Starr. London Posse was the popular hardcore group back in 1990. It has continued to grow for many years and I’m open minded to all music as long as I can understand the language, which in most cases in Europe is the problem since it’s so global and the different languages make it difficult to translate. Americans have a short attention span to learn. Otherwise I welcome it all.
What do you think it takes for someone to make it in the industry these days and has that changed since the 90s?
If you want your career to come easy, then it’s not for you. You MUST pay dues in order to get to the level that I’m at. I don’t respect the easy way into a career because it will be taken for granted and the passion to keep it going won’t last.
What advice would you give up and coming producers/rappers who are trying to make in the industry right now?
Always compare yourself to everyone that you respect in the business and create your own style to gain the respect of your peers…
What are some of the hardest lessons you had to learn when you were coming up and launching your own career?
I learned you that must pay dues in order to appreciate making it big in any industry. A lot of doors will be slammed in your face and friends can turn into enemies because they feel entitled to what you have become. You lose people along the way but if you’re passionate about your career, you will get over it and continue to kill them all with success.
Were there any ever doubts when you were starting out that you might not have the chance to be discovered?
I have never doubted myself. I know my capabilities and I love competition. It’s healthy and fun to stay sharp. It goes with the territory. I knew I would eventually make it but I didn’t put a date on it.
What can we expect from DJ Premier in 2013? What are you most excited about?
I’m excited about anything that I work on. It’s a part of why I still do what I do. NYGz, Khaleel, Bumpy Knuckles & O.C., Lady of Rage, Heather B, Pete Rock –vs- Premier, M.O.P., Joey Bada$$, Ill Bill, Czarface, Kool Sphere, Immortal Technique, Ea$y Money of ST.
Words: James Cunningham
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NEW DJ PREMIER 2013 INTERVIEW



What's the latest on your album and what should your fans look forward to you from you in 2013? I have my label Year Round Records and I also have my production company Works Of Mart Inc. Me and Bumpy Knuckles dropped an LP back in March 27, 2012 called :Kolexxxion” and we toured all over Europe in September and October of that year. We will do domestic shows to support it soon. I also am releasing for the first time consistently albums and EP's from artists such as MC Eiht whose EP “Keep it Hood” was just released on January 4, 2013. We will share his label Blue Stamp Music and my company Works of Mart and release the full length LP “Which Way Iz West”. Also I have a group out of the Gang Starr Foundation from the Bronx and uptown Manhattan called NYGz, and they will drop before summer. I have an artist from Houston, Texas named Khaleel, he will be dropping an EP in a few weeks and then an LP this summer called “Already.” Then there's D.I.T.C Inc. with Showbiz producing most of the project to showcase the younger generation of spitters that run circles around these popular radio rappers musically and lyrically. Then I am working with Lady of Rage, Joey Bada$$, Dynasty, Immortal Technique, Kool Sphere of Verbal Threat, E. Hart, Bumpy Knuckles and O.C.LP, and the highly anticipated Peter Rock vs. Premier LP. I stays busy.

If there was a biopic made about your life, what actor would play you, who would direct it and who would some of the cast of characters in the film be? To play me would be either my twin brother Talib Kweli, Martin Lawrence, that's off the top of the head. I would get John Singleton or F. Gary Gray to direct it. The rest of the characters would be my true friends old and young. They are the most bugged out group of people that I consider loved ones. I don't want a biopic done on me though. I'm happy that people recognize my gift and I just will keep giving them music and I am fine with just that. Guru had many timeless lyrics, but if you had to choose just one of verses, what would your favorite Guru verse of all time be? I could never pick just one great Guru verse. He has way too many great ones. If you asked me for a few answers to that question, then I could answer it, but since you didn't ask...... Talk about the love you have for hip hop culture and music in general? What more is there to say? I'm 46, and I was here way before the culture started, so I wholeheartedly understand the mechanics of Hip Hop from every element from Breaking, DJ-ing, MC-ing, Beatboxing, Graffiti and all of the music that we had before Hip Hop existed. When are you at your creative best and what keeps you driven? I am at my creative best when I hear dope shit and when I hear wack shit. I'm inspired either way to make a banger. I'm guessing it's very important for you to “back-up” all your music and sound files. When was the last time your computer crashed on you where you lost music? It is a MUST to back up everything and I definitely do that. I recently was in Hawaii for a wedding and I was in my hotel room on my day off re-dumping files to my new laptop it took a long time and I still am not done updating it, but at least I have ALL of my files. Photobucket You list scoring a film as something you want to accomplish. How has reaching that goal been coming along? I dream of getting that opportunity and I am still waiting for it, but in the meantime I have plenty of work to do. You've said that you would have no problem working on a a Miley Cyrus or Justin Beiber record, would you ever do an electronica record? If so, what would it sound like, what sounds would you incorporate and would it have a hip hop feel since that's the culture you came from? If I did an electronic record, it would have the elements of what's popular now but it would still be unique where it would have no problem standing out amongst the current popular ones that bang in the clubs. I always want to be unique and different with my work. I might just do that style of music and release it under an alias. Back in the day, hip hop was more rooted in story telling, the struggle and the streets, where emcees seem to put time and emphasis on the lyrics as well as the message. Whereas some may say it isn't so much the case today. Is that the fault of the artists of today or just a result of the generation they came from? It is not the artists fault. The industry and radio have made rap music very corporate and watered down. You seem to “give back” hip hop a great deal and “naturally” educate the younger generations, as an ambassador even a professor in some cases, if you will, why is it important for you to give back and teach? It is important to give back because I love the Hip Hop culture. I DJ, produce and I'm a recording artist because those are the jobs within the culture that I am qualified to do at a high level. Correctly. I respect the founding fathers and sisters of this culture and refuse to misrepresent it in a bad way. I forever live Hip Hop.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

NEW PRODUCER EP DANNY SPICE "KING AMONGST THIEVES" FEAT. KOOL SPHERE, CRAIG G, AND MORE...

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VOLUME 2: Is scheduled to be a full KOOL SPHERE / DANNY SPICE COLLABO EP so stay tuned...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

DJ PREMIER INTERVIEW

Also be on the lookout tomorrow for our interview with Bumpy Knuckles AKA Freddie Foxx and his thoughts on the new album as well. Illuminati 2G is here with DJ Premier, hows it going? Good man, all is well, just lounging at the Nas rehearsal at the VEVO awards that he is doing with Pete Rock. Pete is on the turntables interrupting my interview. Shouts out to Pete say what’s up to everybody Pete: What it do! March 27th you have your new album entitled Kolexxion dropping with Bumpy Knuckles. Tell me a little bit about how the project came together for the both of you. Really it is called Kolexxion because it is a collection of songs that we did together since 2005, 2006. That includes the Nas record, Turn Up The Mic, that is from 2006 and it was released already as a single, but we just redid the track. There are also alot of updated and newer beats on the album as well and I sent those to Bumpy to see if he was feeling them and wanted to add new songs to the project. He ended up using all of the beats and I told him let’s just go ahead and make this a official album. The Nas track I just went back then and redid the beat, even though lyrics wise it is from 2006 and give it a more modern sound. I mean he was talking about being married on the track and he is not married anymore, but for me history is history. It’s not so much what you think of it as it is about what you do with history and we decided to embrace it and touch it up a bit. There are 8 new beats that no one has heard before that were made for other artists. We have The Life, which was on a 12 inch that I dropped years ago. The Key is on there, P.A.I.N.E., these are older tracks and then we just took the newer ones and mixed them all together. After this album what is next for you and your label, Year Round Records? The NYG’z are next, they are dropping a album. It’s called Hustler’s Union, Dom produced the whole album and I am really happy and excited for this album. This is that gritty, street New York sounding album that really sounds like the city. It is not on that bring NY back tip, it just sounds like the city, musically and lyrically. I also have a artist from Houston, Texas named Khaleel. He has a album coming out entitled Already and I also have Teflon from M.O.P. 1st Family. This is a album he had back when he was on Def Jam years ago and we gave it a tune up and a face lift to it. The album will have Joell Ortiz, Styles P, Saigon, Jaguar Wright, Krumb Snatcha are all on it. The album is called Contraband and it will drop through my label and Works Of Mart production company as well. Year Round Records is geared more towards newer artists and Works Of Mart for the vets. Lady Of Rage will also be coming out and that will be on Works Of Mart. Me and Pete Rock are also doing a album together, it’s a battle album so we are working on that. I did 2 joints for Busta Rhymes new album, which he just called me yesterday and said he wants another beat, I am working on a Slaughterhouse joint right now as we speak. Did I miss anybody? Umm Immortal Technique, 38 Special, look out for him, he is from Rochester, New York, my man Kool Sphere from Verbal Threat, Inspectah Deck from the Wu Tang we got a joint that is popping. This is just some of the latest stuff that I have been banging out and I am looking forward to everything. I just wanted to go over with you 3 of some of my favorite DJ Premier produced tracks. First is JFK To LAX on the Gangstarr Moment Of Truth album.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

CRAZEOLOGY FEAT. SMILEY THE GHETTO CHILD, KOOL SPHERE, WINDCHILL

Album on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/crazeology/id488458748 For physical copies go on UGHH.com: http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/crazeology-crazeology/CRZCD001CD/ Or send an email to: crazeologybeats@gmail.com €10 ($13) + shipping (€3 for Italy, €4 for Europe, $6 for US) Crazeology album feat. Supastition, Reks, Verbal Threat, XL from Kreators, Mr. Malchau, Vast Aire, L.I.F.E LONG, The Closers (Shabaam Sahdeeq+Red Eye+Thorotracks), King Magnetic, Smiley the Ghetto Child, windchiLL, Goretex, BURNTmd, Nervous Wreck, Matt Maddox, Reef The Lost Cauze, Randola from Randam Luck, Torae, Crunch Ex, Main Flow, Bugsy, Armageddon from Terror Squad, Vendetta Kingz, Jise from Arsonists, Subtex, Outwrite, Blaq Poet, Nutso, Ruste Juxx, Singapore Kane, Kwote1, DJ Bizkid, DJ Connect, DJ El-Zink, DJ Double S, DJ Modesty.

CRAZEOLOGY PRODUCER ALBUM "THE GAME GETS REAL" FEAT. KOOL SPHERE

COP THE NEW CRAZEOLOGY PRODUCER ALBUM..LOTS OF DOPE MUSIC Crazeology - Crazeology Album on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/crazeology/id488458748 For physical copies send an email to: crazeologybeats@gmail.com €10 ($13) + shipping (€3 for Italy and Europe, $6 for US) CRAZEOLOGY (OFFICIAL ALBUM SNIPPET) Album on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/... For physical copies send an email to: crazeologybeats@gmail.com €10 ($13) + shipping (€3 for Italy/Europe, $6 for US)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NEW DJ PREMIER INTERVIEW

SOURCE: L+T: What are some projects you are working on for 2012?
Premier: Me and Bumpy Knuckles have an EP that came out on March 6th called StOoDiOtYmE. Also, our LP coming out called KOLEXXXION is in stores March 27th on Works of Mart/Gracie Productions through The Orchard Distribution. [The new] NYG’z LP called Hustlaz Union: Local NYG is dropping in May on my Year Round Records label. Also on Year Round, I have an artist from Houston, Texas named Khaleel. His LP is called Already. I am executive producing and appearing on MC Eiht‘s LP Which Way iz West and TEF of M.O.P.’s First Family has an LP called Contraband. I produced two songs for Busta Rhymes new LP, also Immortal Technique, Apathy, 7L & Esoteric, Kool Sphere of Verbal Threat, Chris Co, 38 Special the Gun, Vinnie Paz and N.O.R.E. I stay busy all “year round” which is why I named my label just for that reason.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NEW KOOL SPHERE MIXTAPE (RE-POST)

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3.-CROSSROADS - FABIO MUSTA
4.-DJ PREMIER  - PANCHI - KOOL SPHERE CONVO
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6.-THE FLOW - PRIMO REMIX
7.-TRES LECHES - Prod. DAVE BEE RADIO RIP
8.-INTEGRITTY - Prod. REEF-ALI
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NEW VERBAL THREAT EP COMING THIS SUMMER 2012

VERBAL THREAT UPDATE: In preparation of finally releasing the long awaited "The Golden Era" album..VT has decided to release a 100% Certified EP (5-6 song album)to properly prepare the hip-hop game for Verbal Threat's re-entry back onto the scene. Stay tuned, all brand new never heard material. VERBAL THREAT WEBSITE KOOL SPHERE WEBSITE VERBAL THREAT IS: KOOL SPHERE & M.C. REPPOND

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Monday, December 5, 2011

NEW GRAFFITI BOOK OUT NOW GET IT ASAP!

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The book is by far the best documented NYC Graffiti book I've seen since Subway Art. SHO TDC, whom I 1st met back in 1988, really went in hard on this project. Never seen before flicks of burners on trains, in layups, train yards, action shots, and in depth stories behind many missions. SHOROZ, Dome, Zoo, Mirage, Sketch, DC3, Poke, Epic, Roz, and many others are featured in this book including myself. 300+ pages of high gloss photos, looks more like a college text book, pure quality body of work. Get it now here! http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=9780764337208 This true story and retrospective documents the life and times of members of The Destiny Children (TDC) graffiti crew from 1985 to 2000. From Long Island, New York, The Destiny Children/Unlimited Styled Artists commemorate the 25-year history of the crew and their impact on the New York City subway graffiti era. This large collector's book is loaded with 500 color images of original art ranging from burners on hand ball courts to pieces on tractor trailers to works throughout the New York City subway system. Works by many established NYC graffiti artists are featured, including founding members DC3 and SHO. Other original members featured are SHOROZ, BEAVER, LAE, LAC2, ROE, DOOJ, SHIM, and ONE2. Works by affiliated writers, ZEUS TDC, CEOS, ROZ One, SHARE 37, POKE IBM, EPIC, RECK, SKETCH, KARL TCM, DEON, BOM 5 MW, SACE RIP, MIRAGE RIP, and others are documented. Alongside the visual accounts of these artistic exploits are dozens of true stories and recollections that uncover the reality of painting in yards, lay ups, racking spray paint, fights, graffiti beefs, and police raids. See what made TDC take extraordinary risks so their street art could be seen by the public in their never-ending quest for fame. An ideal history for artists, art historians, street art enthusiasts, anthropologists, and urban dwellers.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

EXCLUSIVE! N.Y. MINUTE feat. BLAQ POET, KOOL SPHERE, NUTSO prod. WEIRDO

New banger off the upcoming Crazeology Producer album!... Blaq Poet, Kool Sphere, Nutso - New York Minute prod. Weirdo

Friday, September 30, 2011

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

BRAND NEW VERBAL THREAT T-SHIRTS!!!!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

NEW N.O.R.E. "SLIME FATHER" FEAT. COREY GUNZ PROD. ALCHEMIST

I was excited to hear/see this video because this is the type of hip-hop that I love hearing and doing..classic shit..Hats off, Queens gets the money once again!

Monday, August 1, 2011

HELP A HIP-HOP PIONEER BEAT CANCER

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Legendary Hip Hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli has cancer and over the next 5 weeks will be doing radiation therapy 5 days a week. He has already incurred medical bills over $40,000. If you could help promote this page in any way or give any amount regardless of how small, we would really appreciate it. Currently he has over 4 thousand friends on Facebook...if every "friend" on there could donate $10 a piece, that would cover the medical bills almost immediately.
Here's more background info and Ernie...any type of donation helps.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

DJ PREMIER TWEETS UPDATES ON NEW PRODUCTION

Mean Joe Preem
Another 2 nights in the lab finishin 4 LP's and mixing 2 joints! Workin on Kool Sphere of Verbal Threat and Immortal Technique

Thursday, May 5, 2011

DJ PREMIER & KOOL SPHERE DISCUSS COLLABO VIA TWITTER

Mean Joe Preem
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@ Shit happens when ur popular LOL !!!! Well you and I got work to do so that's more important....
Mean Joe Preem
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@ No doubt Kool Sphere ! I will send ur track by the end of the week...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CONFIRMED DJ PREMIER PRODUCTION ON KOOL SPHERE ALBUM

NEWS UPDATE:
After a long hiatus and deep deep thought into breathing new life into my solo work...I decided to reach out to Dj Premier for some production this year..needless to say, the collaboration is set, and currently in the works right now.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday, December 10, 2010

NEW GANGSTARR CD COMING


DJ Premier Prepping New Gang Starr CD/DVD

In a recent interview with XXLMag.com, DJ Premier revealed that he has a disc’s worth of unreleased Gang Starr songs as well as hours of video footage that he plans to edit for commercial release.

According to Preem, he has at least five songs with Guru, and there are people overseas that are willing to give him around eight songs to remix. “There are guys in Europe who say that they have seven or eight,” he said. “It’s songs he did with them and they never finished it and they said I can have them. They reached out and were like, As long as you’re doing it. You can have the vocals. They are all brand new, from like a year and a half ago. I listened to them and I’ll make them shits sound like we were together. Well, we will be together because spiritually, he’s with me for the rest of my life.”

Along with the CD of new music, he is currently editing thousands of hours of video footage that he plans to put together for an accompanying DVD. “I have footage from the very first show we ever performed,” he shared. “It was Ice-T, Queen Latifah and Monie Love. She was in the bathroom nervous trying to remember her rhymes for ‘Ladies First.’ Special Ed told her it would be ok and then Monie Love killed it. It was us, Tribe, Latifah and then Ice-T. Ice T introduced me to a DAT machine. I was like, ‘Wow.’ This was 1989. I have that tape.”

“I’m putting together a Gang Starr DVD because I’ve been filming since 1989,” he continued. “I did all the filming until 1993. Then I started bringing guys with me. I have hundreds and hundreds of tapes of me and Guru arguing in the airport. Him and Shug fighting. Guru tried fighting everyone. Now, you look at it and it’s like, Damn, I miss that.”

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Monday, June 28, 2010

BLACK BOOK SESSION

Had some downtime in between recording this feature I've been putting off for reasons unknown...to break the tension started getting busy with some black and white pen to the pad type shit....light a dumb bell El.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

GURU TRUST FUND FOR HIS SON KC


The official KC Trust Fund is now open and running thanks to Guru’s family. KC is the only son Guru left behind and it would be grateful to show your support towards him for Guru. His son is the only person who should truly benefits from Guru legacy. And DJ Premier will make sure Guru’s profit from Gang Starr will go out to his son, no doubt about that. May Guru rest in peace. Thank you to everyone for supporting KC!
Send your love to:
USAA Imco.
PO. Box 65943
San Antonio, TX 78265
Account: 47901737495
The Elam family thanks you!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

NEW DJ LORD RUN ALBUM DROPPING...

All tracks produced by DJ Lord Ron that will feature:
Lil Dap, Akil The MC, C Rayz Walz, John Robinson, Wildelux & more!
 
CD album will be available on Paypal plus a Playstation give-away. Info/details @ www.djlordron.biz
Digital downloads will be available @ itunes, Amazon & other digital stores.
 
String Note Recordings
Support my man right here, real rap, no bullshit

Friday, June 4, 2010

KOOL SPHERE PERFORMING LIVE TONIGHT FRIDAY JUNE 4TH @ THE AIRLINER




Kool Sphere and Dj Lord Ron will be getting bizz on a last minute scheduled set @ The Airliner Downtown Los Angeles. come thru..show time 11pm, get there early grab a couple drinks, blaze one up and enjoy some dope hip-hop.
THE AIRLINER IS LOCATED @ 2419 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031-2218
(323) 221-0771

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

KOOL SPHERE "DJ PREMIER LIVE FROM HEADQCOURTERZ"




"Live From HeadQCourterz" 4/30/10 Playlist (DJ Eclipse w/Kool Sphere)
1. Slum Village "Lock It Down" prod. by J Dilla
2. Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx "Death Penalty" prod. by Marco Polo, cuts by DJ Revolution
3. Cold Heat feat. Torae "When It Rains" prod. by Johnny Walker
4. Kool Sphere feat. AZ "Blue Collar MCs" prod. by Weirdo, cuts by LD
5. Ras Kass "Release Yourself" prod. & cuts by Rhettmatic
6. Jay Electronica feat. Diddy "The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace" prod. by Quincey Tones
7. Roc Marciano "We Do It" prod. by Roc Marciano
8. STS feat. Black Thought, Truck North & Dice Raw "Ill Street Blues"
9. Kool Sphere "Intro (1st Impression)" prod. by Res Nullius, cuts by LD
10. Little Brother feat. Torae "24" prod. by Khrysis
11. Cypress Hill "Armed And Dangerous" prod. by Jake One
12. Koolade feat. Maylay Sparks "You And Yours" prod. by Koolade
13. Kool Sphere feat. Smiley The Ghetto Child & Lil Dap "Supply & Demand" prod. by Weirdo
14. Big Twinz & Sean Price "That's What We Want" prod. by Jah Freedom
15. Consequence feat. Common & Talib Kweli "It's G.O.O.D. Music" prod. by Clinton Sparks
16. The Away Team "First Class" prod. by Madlib
17. Guilty Simpson "New Heights" prod. by Madlib
18. J-Live "The Way That I Rhyme" prod. by Korede
19. Roc Marciano "Marcberg" prod. by Roc Marciano
20. Slaine "The Devil Never Dies" prod. by Sicknature
21. Kool Sphere "Unconditional" prod. by Dave Bee
22. Consequence feat. Pharaohe Monch "Let U Live" prod. by Lee Bannon, cuts by Statik Selektah
23. Chuck D "Tear Down This Wall" prod. by Divided Souls Ent., cuts by DJ Pain 1
24. Inspectah Deck "Get Down Wit Me" prod. by Kevlaar 7
25. Kool Sphere feat. AZ "Stay True" prod. by Weirdo
Download link 1
Download link 2

DJ PREMIER "BEATS COLLECTED DUST PART2"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Download 01R.I.O.C.--DJPREMIER--April252010HOUR1.mp3 - FileSwap.com

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DJPREMIER–April252010HOUR2.mp3.html

HERE IS THE PLAYLIST :

1. Saukrates (f. D-Sisive)–Wednesday
2. Sheist Bub (f. Streets Da Block, B’way Slim)–Give It A Rest
3. Ghostface & Method Man (f. Solomon Childs, Streetlife)–Smooth Sailing (Remix)
4. Coldheat (f. Brown Bag All Stars & JS-1)–Break It Down
5. Joell Ortiz–Project Boy
6. Kool Sphere–Intro
7. Murs & 9th Wonder (f. VerBS)–The Lick
8. Khaleel (f. Panchi)–Rappin’ Exercise
9. Brown Bag All Stars–The Agenda (Marco Polo Remix)
10. Iriscience–Delilah
11. Murs & 9th Wonder–Asian Girl
12. WC–Frontline
13. Little Brother (f. Truck North, Median)–Revenge
14. Kidz In The Hall (f. Marsha Ambrosius)–Will II Win
15. Sauce Money–Snipershot
16. Ghostface Killah–Pimpin’ Chipp
17. Cypress Hill–Armed & Dangerous
18. Little Brother–Tigalo For Dolo
19. Murs & 9th Wonder (f. Kurupt)–Live From Roscoe’s

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

THE EXECUTION OF A CHUMP

*This was taken from Live From HeadQcourterz blog and really breaks shit down*

This morning cipha and rosenberg chopped it up about this statement released to the public and picked up by many outlets… the duo go in on the “letter” that was written by guru. i did the same thing yesterday morning, from about 9:30 to noon. after countless explanations to friends on aim and gchat, going over the same points, over and over, i had to get up and go for a walk. straight up fuming. more i thought about it, more i wanted to find this chump and yoke ‘im up. homey needs a donnybrooking stat. i can’t even believe how infuriating it is to deal with this ish when you’re trying to get past a friend’s passing… but i feel the need to publish my anger, so gu, forgive me, i’m tryna let you rest, but i ain’t feelin your mans. so, without further ado, my 2 cents:

intro paragraph

lotta suspect shit going on in here. first of all, the opening statement. like ciph and rosenberg said, anyone who starts a letter like that? is suspect as fuck. usually, there’s a cop and a lawyer standing around when you start writing ish like that. now, to further my point, guru was a man with a very unique diction. and his style of writing was almost completely the same as his style of speech. in short, dude don’t talk or write like that. ever.

then, we have the point where “guru” “writes”, “I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease.” so… he died? peep this, guru was in grad school before he dropped out to be a rapper, and has always been extremely eloquent. a wordsmith in the truest fashion. the man was deliberate about the words he chose, and in a situation this serious? i know he would’ve chosen wiser.

now we go onto this supposed foundation. fuck, miss info goes in on that one. but for those interested, a brand new website has popped up since her initial research. seriously, try to alexa some web stats, there’s no history… sketchy.

paragraph 2

what bugs me, about this particular paragraph is the mention of kc, guru’s son. guru, as long as i have known him, was an extremely spiritual and very loving dude. but to mention your mans solar 3 times, while mentioning his son, “the love of [his] life”, only once… and pretty much… only to give custody to solar… it just doesn’t add up. oh, and then of course, if there were any tributes or awards coming to guru in death, he mentions that solar will take care of it all, to be given to his son at a later age… word??? who thinks about awards and tributes on their deathbed? that’s more what a super producer would be thinking about as his main cash cow rapper is fading in front of his eyes, whaaaat? who said that?

now… the last paragraph

the one that really makes me want to go out and kick babies in the head. “my ex-dj.” first of all… guru was a man. never did i doubt that. and as a man, not a coward, i know that even if he wanted to continue this rift in the afterlife, he would address him by name. i only know one dude who is allergic to the uttering of the word ‘premier’ and that is… the superest producer of all. now, even more fishy… this paragraph goes from addressing premo and gang starr as a brand into what i can only call, a solar fan letter. he discusses jazzmatazz 4 in particluar, multiple times. now… me being a bit of a conspiracy theorist, these multiple shout outs of jazzmatazz 4 raise mad red flags. why you ask? see in the music industry, unfortunately, when people pass… their music sells. you woulda been shocked to see how many people didn’t have the thriller album until after mj passed, the soundscan spike was out of hand. jazzmatazz 4 was released on 7 grand, which is owned now, solely by solar. so all proceeds from the sales? go to solar. then the rest of the paragraph basically reads, solar solar solar solar solar… solar.

real talk people, this is not a letter written by guru to his fans. this was a letter written (poorly might i add) by some shitty publicist (probably at yo! pr, shame on you people… shame) with solar injecting his creative genius for his own money. lets be real. what is solar most famous for? putting guru on autotune. which really, doesn’t even make sense mathematically. put a notoriously monotone mc, whose famous for his monotone delivery, on a fucking vocoder filter? da fuck you gonna filter? one tone? jackass. and really, never trust a producer who refers to himself as a “superproducer”. that dude is the wackest person in the game ever, who the fuck body snatches a corpse and threatens to cremate a man before his family even has a chance to pay their respects or even see the remains (i hear the family recovered gu’s body earlier today, shit is like a fucking telenovella)? who the fuck is already talking about doing tribute shows for their own profitable gain? that’s some creepy ass, sketchy ass, fraudlent, foul shit dude. i feel sorry for your mother.

and i’m calling it right now, this fuckstick is going to start selling gang starr merchandise in 2 weeks, pitch his biography to publishers in 3, then next year, he’ll try to pitch a movie. and i’ll put money on that. go head, bet me. i dare you.

oh… and #fucksolar. i hope it keeps you awake at night knowing that your dastardly ways kept many people from being able to say goodbye to a friend. and maaaan… i hope i see you on the street, i been dying try a sucker arm triangle choke on somone.

THE EXECUTION OF A CHUMP

this morning cipha and rosenberg chopped it up about this statement released to the public and picked up by many outlets… the duo go in on the “letter” that was written by guru. i did the same thing yesterday morning, from about 9:30 to noon. after countless explanations to friends on aim and gchat, going over the same points, over and over, i had to get up and go for a walk. straight up fuming. more i thought about it, more i wanted to find this chump and yoke ‘im up. homey needs a donnybrooking stat. i can’t even believe how infuriating it is to deal with this ish when you’re trying to get past a friend’s passing… but i feel the need to publish my anger, so gu, forgive me, i’m tryna let you rest, but i ain’t feelin your mans. so, without further ado, my 2 cents:

intro paragraph

lotta suspect shit going on in here. first of all, the opening statement. like ciph and rosenberg said, anyone who starts a letter like that? is suspect as fuck. usually, there’s a cop and a lawyer standing around when you start writing ish like that. now, to further my point, guru was a man with a very unique diction. and his style of writing was almost completely the same as his style of speech. in short, dude don’t talk or write like that. ever.

then, we have the point where “guru” “writes”, “I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease.” so… he died? peep this, guru was in grad school before he dropped out to be a rapper, and has always been extremely eloquent. a wordsmith in the truest fashion. the man was deliberate about the words he chose, and in a situation this serious? i know he would’ve chosen wiser.

now we go onto this supposed foundation. fuck, miss info goes in on that one. but for those interested, a brand new website has popped up since her initial research. seriously, try to alexa some web stats, there’s no history… sketchy.

paragraph 2

what bugs me, about this particular paragraph is the mention of kc, guru’s son. guru, as long as i have known him, was an extremely spiritual and very loving dude. but to mention your mans solar 3 times, while mentioning his son, “the love of [his] life”, only once… and pretty much… only to give custody to solar… it just doesn’t add up. oh, and then of course, if there were any tributes or awards coming to guru in death, he mentions that solar will take care of it all, to be given to his son at a later age… word??? who thinks about awards and tributes on their deathbed? that’s more what a super producer would be thinking about as his main cash cow rapper is fading in front of his eyes, whaaaat? who said that?

now… the last paragraph

the one that really makes me want to go out and kick babies in the head. “my ex-dj.” first of all… guru was a man. never did i doubt that. and as a man, not a coward, i know that even if he wanted to continue this rift in the afterlife, he would address him by name. i only know one dude who is allergic to the uttering of the word ‘premier’ and that is… the superest producer of all. now, even more fishy… this paragraph goes from addressing premo and gang starr as a brand into what i can only call, a solar fan letter. he discusses jazzmatazz 4 in particluar, multiple times. now… me being a bit of a conspiracy theorist, these multiple shout outs of jazzmatazz 4 raise mad red flags. why you ask? see in the music industry, unfortunately, when people pass… their music sells. you woulda been shocked to see how many people didn’t have the thriller album until after mj passed, the soundscan spike was out of hand. jazzmatazz 4 was released on 7 grand, which is owned now, solely by solar. so all proceeds from the sales? go to solar. then the rest of the paragraph basically reads, solar solar solar solar solar… solar.

real talk people, this is not a letter written by guru to his fans. this was a letter written (poorly might i add) by some shitty publicist (probably at yo! pr, shame on you people… shame) with solar injecting his creative genius for his own money. lets be real. what is solar most famous for? putting guru on autotune. which really, doesn’t even make sense mathematically. put a notoriously monotone mc, whose famous for his monotone delivery, on a fucking vocoder filter? da fuck you gonna filter? one tone? jackass. and really, never trust a producer who refers to himself as a “superproducer”. that dude is the wackest person in the game ever, who the fuck body snatches a corpse and threatens to cremate a man before his family even has a chance to pay their respects or even see the remains (i hear the family recovered gu’s body earlier today, shit is like a fucking telenovella)? who the fuck is already talking about doing tribute shows for their own profitable gain? that’s some creepy ass, sketchy ass, fraudlent, foul shit dude. i feel sorry for your mother.

and i’m calling it right now, this fuckstick is going to start selling gang starr merchandise in 2 weeks, pitch his biography to publishers in 3, then next year, he’ll try to pitch a movie. and i’ll put money on that. go head, bet me. i dare you.

oh… and #fucksolar. i hope it keeps you awake at night knowing that your dastardly ways kept many people from being able to say goodbye to a friend. and maaaan… i hope i see you on the street, i been dying try a sucker arm triangle choke on somone.