DJ Premier Reveals Joey Bada$$, Ludacris, Rapsody & Jadakiss Collaborations

DJ Premier says he's already completed a record with Slaughterhouse, currently working on projects from Joey Bada$$, Rapsody, and Ludacris.

With an extensive track record in Hip Hop, noted producer DJ Premier has worked with a number of established acts in the genre including Big Daddy Kane and Nas, and over the past few years the beatsmith has crafted records for a number of up-and-comer’s including Pro Era emcee Joey Bada$$.

Now that the Brooklyn-based Bada$$ has returned from the “Under The Influence Of Music Tour” with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky, DJ Premier says he’s back to working with the young lyricist.

On top of his recent work with Joey Bada$$, DJ Premier says he’s also completed a record with Slaughterhouse and was recruited to work with Yonkers’ own Jadakiss.

“[Joey Bada$$ and I] actually just got a chance to go back into the lab, ’cause he’s been on tour quite extensively with Statik Selektah,” DJ Premier revealed during an interview with XXL Magazine. “They’re actually booked into one of my studios here to just crack down and knock the album out. I just did a Slaughterhouse record, I just got a call to work with Jadakiss on his record. The Slaughterhouse [one], we finished it yesterday—or we recorded it yesterday, didn’t finish it yet.”

Another artist who has also worked with Premier recently is Jamla Records rapper Rapsody. The rapstress released her debut album, The Idea Of Beautiful, last year.

“I did some work with Rapsody—there was a beat that I had while I was working on the Ludacris sessions, it’s very left field,” said Premier. “It’s for her new Gangsta Grillz mixtape that she’s doing with DJ Drama out August 20th. I gotta get the master to 9th Wonder, and I’m sitting here talking to you; they need it right now. But they got Raekwon, me, quite a few people, Wale. Mine is just a little short jam.”

A Hip Hop mainstay since the ‘80s, DJ Premier first got his start as a member of the legendary duo Gang Starr and has since gone on to craft beats for everyone from Jay-Z to Christina Aguilera.

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  • Ugu

    Man, I love DJ Premier!

  • Goldentrophy

    @ Kevin Smith The Luda session he's talking about is from his first session with Luda years back, a beat that didn't get taken who ever put this article up made it seem he's working with Chris now which he isn't.

  • kevin smith

    that's whats up its about time Ludacris is working with premier again he needs to do more joints with preemo and get off this watered down lollipop bullshit he doing right now same with my nigga jadakiss long over due both them cats need to do whole albums with premier more dope artists need to fuck with premier and quit wasting bullshit albums like wu tang mobb deep list goes on and on but I got a problem with joey badass and asap rocky come on now are u serious them niggaz is straight garbage they cant rap a fucking gift

    • HatorHATOR

      Joey is only 18 and he's making moves. Stop hating. Them old school irrelevant niggas got they own lane. Idk bout ASAP rocky tho. He always gunna drop good songs regardless. Nd you sck donkey scrots. U lint licking fudge packer!

  • Some Dude

    Definitely looking forward to what Premier has to offer. Hope it goes through and dudes don't back out last minute.

  • PuCho

    That Slaughterhouse premo collab is gonna be straight fire, Unorthodox was dope so Joey is gonna come correct again. Gonna check that jada joint to when that drops.

  • Anonymous

    Salute that man for that work he's put in...25 years deep in the game and still putting out heat...Premier top 5 dead or alive...

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