DJ Premier lays down a beat for a new joint by Dilated Peoples off of their upcoming Directors of Photography, due out on August 12. Shout out to member Rakaa, who i got the opportunity to build with when we were both guest speakers at UCLA’s Hip-Hop Congress panel discussion on the influence of drugs in hip-hop and youth culture. Looking forward to hearing this project in full.
Diggin’ In The Crates Crew legend Andre The Giant aka AG of Showbiz & AG is up next on DJ Premier’s “Bars In The Booth” series. Bars meet booth.
Preemo’s first “Bars In The Booth” featured Papoose (we passed on that) but Dres of Black Sheep comes through with some bars to share on part two, which we’re awake and in attendance for. Enjoy.
Shoutout to the brother C. Lee for the alley oop on this mix of Biggie over Premier beats hosted by DJ Finesse. Very necessary.
Talib Kweli reflects on the late, great MC on a track brought about by none other than DJ Premier and Marco Polo for Polo’s upcoming PA2: The Director’s Cut project.