VIDEOS

Phonte, DJ Premier & 9th Wonder Speak On The Art Of Battle Rap At Redbull EmSee 2012

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Photos: Skipp Martin, Red Bull Battles are a staple in Hip-Hop, whether they occur on wax or live, competition between MCs (and DJs as well).

#Jay Z

The iPod Shuffle – Jay-Z’ “Friend Or Foe”

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Before Jay was hobnobbing with the likes of Oprah around Marcy, he played a different role on the grounds of those same buildings.

What's On My iPod

Loosies: Nas & DJ Premier Turn Up The Mic, Game Is Different, Pusha T, Emilio & Slaughterhouse

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When DJ Premier and Nasty Nas are included in the program, the show typically sells out.

The Crystal Method

UPROXX Attended The LA Premiere Of The Re:Generation Music Project

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In sports, you can't watch Michael Jordan take on Elgin Baylor in their respective primes.

The Sitter OST

Slick Rick – “Need Some Bad” (Produced By DJ Premier)

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It appears Ice Cube will not be using his AK today.

tim tebow

12.7 The Cooler

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Wankaego Football Fans Get A Chance To Buy Green Bay Packers Stock [USA Today] How to Make a Citizen’s Arrest [The Art of Manliness] The 10 Television Actresses You Were Most Likely to See Naked in 2011 [Warming Glow] Job Interview Dos and [...].

SMOKE BREAK

DJ Premier & Nas Feat. The Berklee Symphony Orchestra – “Regeneration” Video

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When it comes to Nas, Hip-Hop heads have longed for two things: <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/album-4-album-a-look-at-nas-worst-beat-selections">better beat selection</a> and, logically following, a re-connect with the incomparable <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-premier">DJ Premier</a>.

The iPod Shuffle

The iPod Shuffle – Ras Kass’ “Goldyn Chyld”

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From what I've seen, most of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ras-kass">Ras Kass'</a> fanbase considers "Nature Of The Threat" his best song.

Music

DJ Premier’s “Live From HeadQCourterz” On 9.16.11

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While the mixtape DJ may be <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=227892">having a hard time</a> finding an audience and a comfortable role today, real DJs with an ear for music are still in high demand because they mine through hours of music to handpick the hits.

Music

Mac Miller – “Face The Facts” (Prod. By DJ Premier)

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/mac-miller">Mac Miller</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-premier">DJ Premier</a>.

Success Is Certain

Royce Da 5’9″ Feat. Eminem – “Writer’s Block” Video

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It's been a minute since its release, but Royce is still stuck on the same stanza, frustrated with reality.

The R.E.D. Album

Game – “Born In The Trap” (Prod. By DJ Premier)

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On paper, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-game">Game</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-premier">Preemo</a> is a dream record that I’m sure Jayceon rapped about at some point or another in his earlier catalog.

Success Is Certain

Royce Da 5’9″ Feat. Eminem – “Writer’s Block (DJ Premier Remix)”

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The Bad Meets Evil union call upon the living legend himself, DJ Premier to give Success Is Certain's first leak a last hurrah before the album drops.

Success Is Certain

Royce Da 5’9 – “Second Place” (Prod. By DJ Premier)

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For possibly the first time in his career, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/royce-da-59">Royce Da 5'9</a> is noticeably in a good place.

USHER

5.6 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=189571"> Tina Maryland Coach Gary Williams Retires, Ends 33-Year Career <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/05/gary-williams-retires-maryland_n_858291.html">[HuffPo]</a> 14 Lessons From Hip-Hop's Most Stylish Men <a href="http://www.gq.com/style/profiles/201104/rapper-style#slide=1">[GQ]</a> DJ Premier Reuniting With Christina Aguilera On Her New Album <a href="http://theurbandaily.com/music/theurbandailystaff2/dj-premiere-christina-aguilera-new-album/">[TUD]</a> The Average Price for a Concert Ticket.

VIDEOS

Video: Hypetrak TV With DJ Premier

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<a href="http://hypetrak.com/2011/04/hypetrak-tv-dj-premier/"> <a href="http://hypetrak.com/2011/04/hypetrak-tv-dj-premier/">Hypetrak:</a> "For over two decades <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-premier">DJ Premier</a> has been the virtuoso behind some of hip-hop's greatest records.

tributes

DJ Premier Pays Homage To Nate D-O-Double-G

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<a href="http://www.djpremierblog.com/2011/03/19/exclusive-nate-dogg-tribute-mix-by-dj-premier/"> Even though they never broke bread together, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/DJ-Premier">DJ Premier</a> still sets aside some time to mix together a tribute to a fellow legend, the never-forgotten <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/nate-dogg">Nate Dogg</a>.

VIDEOS

Video: DJ Premier x Pete Rock At DD172

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-dj-premier"> Leave it to the Dame Dash and the Bluroc guys to assemble some of the greatest production minds in the game (Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Ski Beatz) and make it look like the session is just an everyday kick-around. After the DD172's first installment detailed the current generation of young MCs' close-knit amiability over paper planes, the second sees the three production virtuosos talking about, well, the obvious: beats, beats and beats. Part two's four-minute glimpse gifts viewers Premo's account of his meeting Biggie and the late-great MC's recording of "Party And Bullshit." It also provides an early glimpse into the production of Mos Def and Beatz' track, "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/ski-beatz-feat-mos-def-cream-of-the-planet-video">Cream Of The Planet</a>," and if Premier's opinion on the matter had been taken into account ("that shit's dope right there.

Spotlight

“Policy” – Review Of Joell Ortiz’s Free Agent & DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records: Get Used To Us

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-dj-premier"> The tug o' war saga in New York's standing in Hip-Hop remains a hot button issue for some, while serving as little consequence to others. When they are planted firmly in their element with their historic roots feeding them the proper inspiration matter, they make classics, straight up. On the opposing spectrum, keeping up the more trendy creative processes of making music has the East Coasters lagging in the back of the race, mainly attributed to their more lyrical upholstered raps having to be subdued to churn out a supposed "hit." Yet, very few acknowledge the gray area in most cases; a nether region of sorts where "above average" reigns supreme and skews the overall concept of any benchmarks put into place over the course of time. The music may do its duty in satisfying the intended audience, but little headway is made in reaching wanderers of the musicology stream. It's not just the newbies that are coming up short, as most would immediately assume. Weathered veterans of rap's fickle waters are still clinging to their rudders without so much as a change in turn style. The legendary <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-premier">DJ Premier</a> has been churning out full-blown albums, exclusively featuring his melodic thumbprints---notable ones at that; 1998's Moment Of Truth immediately comes to mind---with plenty of gas left in his artistic jet for many more.


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