Many fans were surprised to learn that DJ Khaled had enlisted the legendary DJ Premier for a song titled “Hip Hop” featuring Scarface and Nas on his upcoming Kiss the Ring LP. Now, in a recent behind the scenes video, the Cash Money DJ discusses the highly anticipated collaboration.
Khaled said that it was actually Nas who helped to secure an appearance from Premo on the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced cut. He added that it’s been a dream of his to one day be able to sit down with the Gang Starr producer and talk music, let alone make it together.
“This record is gonna speak for itself – it’s serious,” Khaled exclaimed. “I hit Nas and I was like, ‘Yo, we can’t do nothing to the record, there’s only one thing we can do now – I need you to ask Premier [to scratch on it], and Nas hit me back like, ‘Yo I’m loving the idea’…DJ Premier, DJ Khaled, Kiss the Ring…first of all, we’re in a room with so much Hip Hop in it…to be honest with you, it’s been a dream of mine just to even talk music with him, beside being a fan and respecting a don, a legend. I know all his records. This is a big moment, and the record we’re about to work on is probably going to something that’s going to be talked about for a long time.”
Check out the full video below.