Legendary Gang Starr producer DJ Premier has released several compilations through his 20-plus year career recording and releasing Hip Hop music. The Texas-born New York transplant released 1997’s NY Reality Check, a mix release presented by Haze. Additionally, Premier’s respected mixing abilities were the cause for 2005’s Kings of Hip Hop joint-release with Mr. Thing on the BBE/Rapster label, where the icon cut several Soul and Funk classics, alongside Hip Hop.
Now releasing music with his own Year Round Records imprint, Premier has announced Get Used To Us, due December 7. The label compilation is confirmed to feature Year Round artists Blaq Poet, Nick Javas and NYG’z, as well as longtime collaborators Freddie Foxxx (a/k/a Bumpy Knuckles), Royce Da 5’9″ and Lady of Rage. Also appearing are MC Eiht, Teflon, Grand Puba, Styles P, Saigon, Joell Ortiz and others.
Including the Joell Ortiz track “Sing Like Bilal” , the tracklisting, reportedly not in order, is as follows:
Not A Game
Ya Dayz R #’d(remix)
Married 2 Tha Game
Ain’t Nuthin Changed (remix)
Fine By Me
Sing Like Bilal
UPDATE: Here is the final tracklisting for DJ Premier’s first compilation.
01 Blaq Poet – Bang Dis!
02 NYG’z – Policy
03 Nick Javas – Opportunity Knoccs
04 Khaleel – Hot Flames
05 Dynasty – Epic Dynasty
06 MC Eiht – Fine By Me
07 Young Maylay – Temptation
08 KRS-One – 5% f. Grand Puba
09 NYG’z – Ya Dayz R #’d (NYG Remix) f. Lady Of Rage, Bumpy Knuckles & Royce da 5’9″
10 Joell Ortiz – Sing Like Bilal
11 Tef – Married 2 the Game f. Styles P
12 Nick Javas – Not A Game
13 Blaq Poet – Ain’t Nuttin’ Changed (rmx) f. MC Eiht & Young Maylay
14 Tef – Lifetime Membership f. Saigon & Papoose
15 Khaleel – Rappin’ Exercise f. Panchi (of NYGz)
16 Freddie Foxxx – The Gang Starr Bus
Additional reporting by J-23