Legendary producer DJ Premier has worked with Kanye West and the G.O.O.D Music roster including Common since 2007. Early reports about Kanye’s upcoming album indicated that Premier, along with veteran Hip Hop producers such as Pete Rock, RZA, Q-Tip, Mike Dean and DJ Toomp were assisting the multi-platinum superstar.
While in Strasbourg, France recently, the Gang Starr producer and deejay confirmed how far along his role in West’s next album is. “I gave him a track already. He says he wants two more tracks from me, but he’s keepin’ the one I gave him. We haven’t cut vocals yet,” confirmed Premo. “It’s his decision on what the outcome’s gonna be, but when I get him, I’m gonna make some more beats for him.”
Premier did say that he guesses the track Kanye West agreed to keep is “slower,” near 74 beats-per-minute. He also said that he has upcoming work with Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, NYGz and Nick Javas. In addition to other things, Premier said that the most listened to songs in his iPod as of late include M.O.P.’s “How About Some Hardcore” and early 1980s Pittsburgh rocker Donnie Iris’ “Ah! Leah!”
The audio and full interview can be heard at RapRadar.com.