In just over two weeks, DJ Premier will release his Year Round Records: Get Used To Us compilation, which features his artists such as Nick Javas, NYG’z and Khalil, along with longtime collaborators Freddie Foxxx, Lady of Rage, Royce Da 5’9″ and KRS-One.
Promoting the album in a recent interview with Examiner.com, DJ Premier spoke about unreleased music recorded between him and his late Gang Starr partner, Guru. “Absolutely, absolutely we will [hear unreleased Gang Starr tracks],” said Premier, who worked with Guru between 1989 and 2003. The Texas native confirmed that those songs will appear through Year Round Records. Film footage is also planned for DVD release.
Additionally, DJ Premier stated that a Gang Starr Foundation album was planned for release. The Foundation includes mid-1980s group member, Big Shug, as well as acts such as Jeru Da Damaja, Group Home, and is believed to also include affiliates such as M.O.P., Freddie Foxxx, Smiley The Ghetto Child and NYG’z.
Read the full DJ Premier with the Examiner here. (November 20)
UPDATE: In a new interview with XXLMag.com, DJ Premier confirmed that he has at least five unreleased songs that he recorded with Guru in their time together as Gang Starr, between 1989 and 2004. The producer also revealed that he may remix vocals that Guru recorded overseas in 2008 and 2009, which have been given to him.