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.