Re:generations (Documentary Trailer)

Cool documentary where 5 DJs from different backgrounds are asked to study, understand, and later interpolate a musical different than their the one they are used to performing. Initially, it was DJ Premier in this that caught my attention but the overall concept looks cool.

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Posted on October 7th, 2011

DJ Premier – Live in London

In a recent London of his European tour, Primo gives his crowd a taste of the classics. Enjoy!

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Posted on June 2nd, 2011

Premier’s Hot97 Tribute to Guru

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Primo stopped Hot97 for Flex’s show for a short tribute to his late friend, Guru, on the 1-year anniversary of his passing.  I don’t need to get into the impact of Gangstarr at this moment, you should already know.  Here’s the 2-hour mix broken up into parts. Via FF & NR.

 

DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97) Pt. 1

 

DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97) Pt. 2

 

DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97) Pt. 3

 

 

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Posted on April 22nd, 2011

DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock: Round 1 (2hrs)

DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock: Round 1 (FULL) from AlohaServedDaily on Vimeo.

Yes, this things is 2 hours long. 2 hours of concert footage of two of hip-hop’s best producers. You will probably have to bookmark this post and watch this later when there’s something wack on TV or your girl fell asleep and you’re sexually frustrated. On a minor note, Pete Rock is not all that great on the mic. Whowuddathought?

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Posted on March 18th, 2011

Dame, Preemo, and Pete Rock

DJ PREMIER AND PETE ROCK VISIT DD172, PART 1 from DD172 on Vimeo.

Dame, Premier, and Pete Rock meet up at Dash’s new art gallery/studio, DD172, for a photoshoot. Cool conversation. Highlights are the constant weed-relevant conversations and the cultural differences of working together in the past versus the current state. (source)

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Posted on March 7th, 2011

Pete Rock & DJ Premier Interview

How ofter do you get a chance to have the two of these guys in the same room, open to answer all the questions you’ve wanted to ask? Very rare,I say. This 1-hour interview (just prepping you) is a really good chance to learn more about two of genre-molding icons. This was done last year when Primo and PR were in Japan for a show. Enjoy!

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Posted on January 27th, 2011

DJ Premier – TSS Interview

The St. Louis to San Diego to Los Angeles homie and TSS Celebrity – DJ Trackstar – made me green with envy for his chance to convo with one of our living icons, DJ Premier.   They touch on a wide range of topics from female DJs to new projects to what his fav songs he’s done with artists (hint: Jay-Z is in there!). Take a moment to read the interview after the jump.  Props to TSS!

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Posted on January 12th, 2011

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

The ReIntro Part 2 ends my two-part mix for my fellow lovers of hip-hop who are hesitant to give the new generation of MCs, DJs, and producers an open ear (much less heart).  Like many of us who grew up on this culture, we’ve been scorned. We see the art being substituted for commerce. Our exclusive “club” of friends and associates who you recognized loved hip-hop because of the way they nodded their head is now accessible to your grandparents and other unrecognizables. My effort here is to let my circle of influencers, my 5%ers, know that the music we love is well and strong. The quality is now in the minority but the impact is no less effective.  While Part 1 focused on earning your respect and was a subtle, approachable blend; Part 2 pushes the listener to engage in the lyrics and beats like we did when we walked the streets with headphones or in our rooms with speakers on blast.  Partake!  Tracklisting after the jump.

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

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The ReIntro Part 1 – DJ Franchise

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Posted on December 10th, 2010

6 Minutes w/ DJ Premier

Premier got a chance to sit down and talk about a few cool topics: DJing for the BET cipher freestyles, meeting NWA, the VIBE tournament, and his new album. Speaking of new albums, there has been a strong rumor going around the twitter hip-hop circles that Primo & Nas are nearing an agreement for an album. I am not circling any release dates but the optimism for such a project makes me smile. Word to NR for spreading the Primo interview.

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Posted on December 9th, 2010

Jay-Z on Juan Epstein

Jay-Z finally made it to Juan Epstein!  Props to Cipha Sounds for getting him on. Jay-Z is about town doing interviews for his new book, Decoded. He probably thought who buys books? Nerds.  Who listens to Juan Epstein? Nerds. BINGO! Let’s reach the target audience.  Jay seems very comfortable and really forthcoming with his answers.  Dope stories told.  Although my liking for Peter Rosenberg and his interview persona are waning, my true dislike for this interview is for the girl that pops up in the middle asking dumb questions to Jay.  Who let her in the room?  Its not as bad as NY Delight was on the Combat Jack show but man, talk about interrupting the flow of an interview. Anyways, Jay resolidified why he’s my favorite MC and has great stories to share about Biggie, Kane, Dilla and more.  Enjoy.  Got a bonus in the comments section.

Jay-Z_on_Juan_Epstein (November 15, 2010)

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Posted on November 16th, 2010