DJ Premier Confirms "Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier" Album In The Works

Two of Hip Hop's sonic saviors will work together on an upcoming and historic project, according to Premo.

Two of Hip Hop's most respected producers of all time are the New York-based DJ Premier and Pete Rock. Both late 1980s additions to the music industry, the two men have joined forces in crafting amazing albums such as Nas' 1994 debut Illmatic, Heavy D & The Boyz' 1992 Blue Funk and more recently, Freddie Foxxx's independent smash release, 2000's The Industry Shakedown. Although each esteemed producer has worked independently, both names are often used in the same sentences.

In a recent video interview (posted above), DJ Premier confirmed that the two men are confirmed to share an album, Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier. The name is taken from a series of concerts both men, whose careers began as deejays, performed together, in a staged amicable battle sequence. This included a date this spring in Japan, for which a trailer was shot:

Manhattan Records presents DJ Premier VS Pete Rock -A Legendary DJ Battle trailer from getfunky on Vimeo.

In addition, DJ Premier confirmed earlier this week that he is planning a December release from his Year Round Records imprint, as well as upcoming projects from KRS-One, MC Eiht and Nick Javas. Pete Rock is presently producing the next album from veteran Boot Camp Clik duo Smif-N-Wessun.



  • David Fergus

    Dj primiere is the shizzle 4 life R.I.P. Guru

  • Christophe LaPlanche

    putain mes deux producteurs qui font que j ecoute encore du rap aujourd hui qui vont pondre la gualette du siecle,je veux

  • Anonymous

    if this really happens it wud be seriousss do you like titties? big bootys? drugs? jackass pranks? check out the new hiphop booty webshow

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  • DOPE whaaaat...NEW MIXTAPE!


    this album gon be hard! what up yall i'm an up and coming producer check ya boi out and let me know what yall think! peace!

  • EddieMurrrphy

    thank god. if any album has to materialze its gotta be this one. please be real please be real. it has to come out come on, i'm praying hard on this one

  • Alex Mendoza

    gotta love premo for being one of the last dudes keeping it real from day one

  • sharpsh00ter155

    lol, a premo/pete rock album, krs/premo album, premo/eiht, and pete/smif-n-wessum... almost fucken fainted

  • mcmastermind

    My two favorite producers of all time. Uhhhh this albums gonna be Napalm mother fuckers.

  • ignitemindz

    oh god, this is gonna be CRAZY

  • beeloq

    i have a feeling this is gonna be a compilation album...with maybe 2 new songs from each artist...i hope not i wish this was the 90's shit would actually come together to your expectations, no holds barred... BUT STILL GOTTA GIVE RESPECT TO THE TRUE PIONEERS! ONE LOVE

  • wow

    this will be amazing!!! gotta get banks, nas, mobbb deep on this shit!!!!! all u hip hop heads cop HFM2 nov 22

    • EddieMurrrphy

      fuck off wit the banks shit. u on every page on that shit. yea, banks needs to be on this album, jesus christ, are you fuckin kiddin me?? hfm2 isnt going to be that good. i'm not hatin i will check it out un-biasedly. but.... i cant wait til you're disappointed with it and have completely forgotten about by january. u faggot!!!!!!

  • DJJJ

    OHHHH YESSS!! If this do this right, it could be the greatest thing ever. TWO MUSICAL GENIUSES!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

  • Anonymous

    going to be B A N A N A S

  • G

    I might be one of the few who put Say Goodnight (Reks) in Premo's top 5.

    • G

      I've been waiting to hear something about that Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme album. Its like it just poofed into thin air. No news, no nothing! It was supposed to come out in March. Elmatic is gonna be "in the works" for 10 years as well. But yeah, to hell with Banks. Reks would shit on Banks.

    • EddieMurrrphy

      i'm wicha 100% on that one g. i looove that cut. a classic man. straight up and down classic. reks the shit, got to meet the dude in person back in 04 when he had the smallest local boston buzz. been a big fan and supporter ever since. keep doin ya thing reks aka re-cocaine. fuck banks we need reks on this album! lol


    I hope it's better than that "battle" they had in LA a while back. Well it wasn't really a battle at all just Pete and Preme playing their classic material which is cool but the producer in me wanted to see them go hard beat for beat.

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