Few rappers have albums produced entirely by DJ Premier, even fewer have two. Brookln native Jeru The Damaja is one of the lucky ones, have the legendary producer handle his first and second albums (1994’s The Sun Rises in the East and 1996’s Wrath of the Math).
Sometime between 1997 and 1998 the two had a falling out, leading to the Gang Starr track “B.I. vs. Friendship.” Jeru denied a beef and said the longtime collaboraters just elected to go in different directions. Since then Jeru has released three albums and is preparing his sixth album for release in 2011.
“My new album is coming out soon. I’m not going to let the name out. Its a lot of biters,” Kendrick Jeru Davis told Much Music. “I have a lot of dope rappers lined up.”
The album should be a return to his 90’s New York roots with production coming from Large Professor, Pete Rock and JuJu of The Beatnuts. Hopefully, another shot with Primo as well.
“Hopefully I get the Premier track on there,” he added. “I spoke to Premier not too long ago.”