PRhyme, the duo of DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″, found some unexpected success late last year when they dropped their self-titled debut album. Now they’re back with and updated version of the project, which features new cuts. Here they link up with The Roots’ Black Thought for “Wishin’ II,” a track that initially featured Common. Check out “Wishin’ II” after the jump and pre-order the deluxe version of PRhyme on iTunes.
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- Interviewsposted July 21, 2015 / No Comments
“I’m the plug, I got whatever you need,” Trigger-Happy Pappy raps on his DJ Premier-assisted cut “The Plug”. The Brooklyn MC has made a living out of giving fans exactly what he thought they needed – clever boom-bap lyrics that resonated with fans far outside of New York. Whether it was with near 80-minute mixtapes that he seemed to drop damn-near every month or the long-awaited debut album The Nacirema Dream, Papoose’s creative concepts and lyrical dexterity put him in a class above other MCs, from the mixtape era, from New York, from anywhere, period. With a new album, You Can’t Stop Destiny, we find Papoose delving into more personal issues, such as fatherhood, marital bliss, and not playing the field, while never straying from his classic punchlines and aggressive delivery. Whether he’s rapping next to his wife Remy Ma or rocking over a classic backdrop from DJ Premier, Showbiz, or Ron Browz, Papoose shines on his latest. He recently sat down with WeGoinIN to discuss the album, his life, Love and Hip-Hop, and much more in this exclusive interview.
- Interviewsposted July 28, 2014 / No Comments
Here’s a fresh interview with Illa Ghee. The Brooklyn native and former Mobb Deep affiliate just released his new album Social Graffiti, which is arguably his best work to date. In our conversation, Illa Ghee discusses how and why he stepped his lyrical game up, which is evident in how he goes line-for-line on Social Graffiti with other lyricists in the upper echelon of the game, from Sean Price to O.C. to Royal Flush, as well as working with Large Professor on “90,” what went into the making of Social Graffiti, his history in the game, and much more.
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- Interviewsposted July 23, 2014 / No Comments
It’s not surprising that when we got up with REKS to do this interview, he was on the move, driving back to Massachusetts. Sitting still is something The Lawrence, Massachusetts product doesn’t seem able to do, as he just dropped his eighth album, Eyes Watching God. The album was produced entirely by producer Hazardis Soundz, who has done incredible work as a producer and engineer for N.O.R.E. and countless others. Eyes Watching God not only features sharp, socially conscious rhymes from REKS but also showcases more risk-taking from the MC, as Haz pushes the boundaries of REKS’s sound further than any of his past releases. ProfileWild caught up with one of the games most slept-on lyricists to dissect his new album, talk about his relationship with Statik Selektah and DJ Premier, go through some of his standout cuts over the past few years, talk about what it means to still be working with Brick Records, who put out his debut album Along Came the Chosen in 2001, and much more in this exclusive interview.
- Interviewsposted January 30, 2014 / No Comments
Audible Doctor’s been making huge strides since we first heard him over here with his crew the Brown Bag All-Stars. Besides helping his team of underground all-stars craft their unique brand of boom-bap, he’s been busy working with a guy named Fredro Starr from some group known as Onyx. That’s not all, though. Unbeknownst to A.D., 50 Cent not only chose one of his tracks, but recorded to it and leaked it at the top of the year, exponentially increasing the double threat’s rise to elite.
HipHopGame sits down with Audible Doctor to discuss his breakout year in 2013, how the 50 Cent track happened, crafting an album with the legendary Fredro Starr, his Brown Bag crew, and much more in this exclusive interview.
- Videosposted December 20, 2013 / No Comments
Welcome to the official DJ Premier Youtube Channel, This is our first segment called, “Bars in the Booth” where MC’s of all genres spit the lyrics to the beat that I hook up and their rhymin’ is put on front street.
First episode goes out to my man Papoose who came down to set off the series. Shouts to Dan Ollek, Mike Ollek, Matt Fisher, Ian Schwartzman, Keeblr, and Phat Gary….