DJ PREMIER: search and destroy

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preferably non-gangstarr work. i'll start it off, ahem.

SEARCH: his remix of big l's 'ebonics'

DESTROY: das efx's 'real hiphop'

--but WHAT ELSE?!

ethan, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

So who's down w/the hardcore ??

Kool G Rap - 1st nigga Biggie - Unbelievable KRS-One - MCs act like they don't know (!!) a lot of the M.O.P. stuff.

He's been kind of boring me recently. But. I love him. (wasn't he supposed to be remixing King of Sorrow (Sade)?))))))

Tracer Hand, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

i've been babbling about the 'first nigga' remix over like four threads in the last month, it's glorious. 'unbelievable' is, of course, perfect. 'mcs act like they don't know' was for a long time my favorite krs song EVER and i still walk down the street on sunny days humming that cello loop sometimes although i think i've grown to like 'rappaz r. n. dainja' more (once you fast forward over the FUCKING SHOUTOUTS). that whole album is underrated in every way, i can't believe 'criminal minded' is still being passed off as being even halfway listenable when 'return of the boom-bap' and his self-titled exist with their more mature political lyrics and dj premier producing big chunks of them. big-up to the krs-produced 'out for fame' though, that's nice.

ethan, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

SEARCH: the first 2 Jeru albums, and esp 'Come Clean', His mix of Blahzey Blahzey's 'Danger'. stuff he did with Show and AG... Recently: his choon on the last Jay-Z album.

DEstroy: Gangstar albums always a bit patchy...

Robin, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Search: 'Unbelievable' and 'Kick In The Door' first and foremost, cuz Biggie is the best rapper I can think of that he's worked with; 'Stick To Ya Gunz' is the greatest beat MOP have ever tortured; definitely the first Jeru album, which is probably the most interesting stuff Premier's achieved over a full record, including Gangstarr IMO; there's a really good Paula Perry song from a few years ago that he produced ...but not quite good enough for me to remember the title.

Destroy: a million attempts to breathe life into shit like Group Home or DITC; I want to say the remix of Emma Bunton's 'What I Am' but it's good fun really. Is Afu-Ra his new protege? What's he like anyone?

joel, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

"Just To Get A Rep" must be searched. One of those records it's hard to imagine being any better, not least because of the sample of Jean- Jacques Perrey's "EVA".

I wouldn't *destroy* the track he produced ("So Ghetto", I think) on Jay-Z's _Life and Times of Sean Carter_, but I do find it rather boring compared to Timbaland and Rockwilder's work on that album, which was what always attracted me to it; not a criticism, just an acknowledgement of the difference in style.

Robin Carmody, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Damn, confusing syntax. It was Timbaland and Rockwilder's production that interested me in _Life and Times of Sean Carter_, not the comparative boredom, ***in that context***, of Premier's.

Robin Carmody, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Woz that "A Million and One Questions?" I kind of liked that just cause it was so unlikely.

Whattabout the JANET JACKSON remix?????

Tracer Hand, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

A bit obvious maybe, but my favourite Premier track will always be "Nas Is Like" - one of the first rap tracks I really went crazy over.

As for "So Ghetto" I really like it actually - that and "It's Hot (Some Like It Hot)" are my favourite Jay-Z raps on the album (he sounds so disarmingly natural, so unpretentiously nuanced). Admittedly the production isn't *spectacular*, but that guitar sample is hella cool, and I reckon the track just about edges out Rockwilder's "NYMP".

Tim, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Oh, I don't *dislike* "So Ghetto", it just got a bit lost in the rush of that record. That said, "NYMP" was always my least favourite track on the "proper" album.

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Oh, I don't *dislike* "So Ghetto", it just got a bit lost in the rush of that record. That said, "NYMP" was always my least favourite track on the "proper" album.

And "Nas Is Like"; yes, terrific.

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

*shamefaced*

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
LOX - RECOGNIZE, an wonderful mix of Premier's skills with Ruff Ryders!!!!

Heldinho, Wednesday, 31 October 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

50 Cent - Fuck You, is the best track premo has ever done.

Danny Fowler, Wednesday, 31 October 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
primos best works?

off the top-

nas is like-nas boom-royce 5'9 forgot the name-track he did w/guru and MOP recognize w/the lox forgot the name-track 5 on CNN The Reunion Brothas Respect Mine-Ali Vegas

the entire MOP cd he produced is off the fuckin chain.

justin, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

SEARCH: Bigacts Littleacts remix, R.N.S., DWYCK, All For You remix, Together Again remix, 1/2 & 1/2, Words I Manifest, and Yes Yall, Who Am I ?

DESTROY: Everybody Wanna Know

d, Sunday, 2 December 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Brownsville M.O.P

q hailey, Thursday, 13 December 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

nas- nas is like, memory lane royce da 5'9"- boom gangstarr- above the clouds biggie- unbelievable, ten crackcommendments common- the 6th sense

topaz, Thursday, 13 December 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Blacksmith remix of Craig David are all Primo beats.

Tobster, Tuesday, 29 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
just found a tape of the first Jeru album, this might be some of Primo's best work. fuck.

joseph pot (STINKOR™), Thursday, 2 September 2004 22:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
I think "Thick" by DITC might be my favorite song ever.

djdee2005 (djdee2005), Friday, 25 February 2005 15:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Both Jeru albums had some ill shit on them. Personal favorites include "Come Clean" of course, but also "D Original" "Mental Stamina" "Physical Stamina" "Black Cowboys" and of course the incredible "Ya Playin' Yaself" (although he jacked that from Junior Mafia's "Playa's Anthem" eh totally outdid them.)

I also like his stuff on J-Live's 1st album, although I can't remember specifically which tracks he made (I have the bootleg vinyl with no production credits - I'm prett sure of "Wax Paper" and the title track, though.

Austin (Austin), Friday, 25 February 2005 15:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, also the "Nyte Time" remix of Show and AG's "Next Level" - the Kool and the Gang genie grunts are a vast improvement over the Wes Montgomery loops of the original mix.

Austin (Austin), Friday, 25 February 2005 16:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Hip Hop" from Royce Da 5'9''s album is prolly my favorite recent Primo beat. My all-time favorite Primo production has to be Jeru - "Ain't The Devil Happy" just cause the concept is so brilliant. I guess Jeru deserves some of the credit for that too though. And the way he uses the sample of RZA as the devil in the hook is perfect.

And that reminds me of how great "D'evils" from Reasonable Doubt is.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Friday, 25 February 2005 20:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Search: No Shame in my Game, My World, Mass Appeal, Next Level (Nyte Time Remix), Take it Personal, Slap Them Up, Soliliquy of Chaos, New York State of Mind, Ex Girl to Next Girl, Royalty, Come Clean, Da Bichez, Supastar, Dwyck, Higher Level

Destroy: F.A.L.A., Real HipHop remix, Wannabeemcees, Ease My Mind Remix, Suckas Need Bodyguards, Fullclip

way more good ones obviously.

teekay, Friday, 25 February 2005 23:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hating on Suckas Need Bodyguards!? Thats like the GW Bush anthem.

Yo Nas Is Like is so strilla, also I lurve lurve LURVE Big Shug's "Crush," banging.

I need to get that freddie fox album, that has like hella premo right?

djdee2005 (djdee2005), Saturday, 26 February 2005 04:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
This is the bomb-Gunz Still Hot feat. Edo.G & Reks Dj Premier Remix
Other greats (not in order)
Official ft. Big Shug, 21 Years ft. choclair, Hardcore, Boom, 1,2 pass it 2 ft. Smif-n-Wessun, Fat Joe, KRS-One, Jeru, MC's Act Like They Don`t Know ft. KRS-ONE, The 6 Sense ft.Common, Clockwork ft.Dilated People, Keep it Real ft Dj Cam remix, Above The Clouds Feat. Inspectah Deck (Gang Starr),

Well Aware, Friday, 2 June 2006 13:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Nas is like" is the most overrated track of the last ten years.

Outta all the beats Primo did for Gang Starr i think my favorite track by them is "code of the streets" which is a Guru production.

"Outta here" is my favorite joint he did for Krs.

Favorite Primo beat ever ?..uh, maybe "stick to ya gunz".

Some favorites not mentioned :

Lord Finesse-baby, you nasty

Lord Finesse-strictly for the ladies

Special Ed-freaky flow remix

Screwball-f.a.y.b.a.n

Screwball-seen it all

Bumpy Knux-a part of my life

Big Shug-the jig is up

The NYGz-giantz ta this

Gang Starr-the natural

$howbiz and a texa$ g, Friday, 2 June 2006 13:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

'its glorious'

^^^ gasface

and what (ooo), Friday, 2 June 2006 13:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

MOP & Teflon-firing squad as well

$howbiz and a texa$ g, Friday, 2 June 2006 13:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I just listened to "The Ownerz" for the first time in a while a couple of days ago and it seemed like he wasn't at his earlier level.

One of my favorites is the Show and AG track which is basically him cutting up the "Genie" vocals from Kool and the Gang over a stutter drum beat. Forget the name of the song.

Keywords: revenge, knife, granddaughter, demonic-possession, rock-star, eel (Aus, Friday, 2 June 2006 13:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Geez, I said that already, like ten posts and a year ago.

Keywords: revenge, knife, granddaughter, demonic-possession, rock-star, eel (Aus, Friday, 2 June 2006 13:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"The ownerz" got a lot of hate but there's some real dope tracks on there like "sabotage", "rite where u stand", "put up or shut up", "skillz" and "who got gunz".

And "first nigga" remix really was [i]glorious[/i].

$howbiz and a texa$ g, Friday, 2 June 2006 14:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I always thought Premier did Ante Up, but I apparently not.

Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Started 4, 5, 6-in' it
G. Rap and Rakim was the first niggaz who brought an 80 man click in it

$howbiz and a texa$ g, Friday, 2 June 2006 14:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

who the first nigga to spit about jail cells and fishscale
bail on something something
rippin a bitch tit out

and what (ooo), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

New AZ track "The Format" is dope.

deej.. (deej..), Sunday, 18 June 2006 17:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

search: krumbsnatcha - incredible
destroy: big l - ebonics remix

and what, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 00:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha are you rebutting your first post in this thread 6 yrs later?

Alex in Baltimore, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 02:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha i saw the big l thing at the top of the thread and was all, "i gotta check that out," and then i scroll to the bottom and what do i get. what do i get.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 03:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

and what do i get.

indeed

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 03:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

times change

and what, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 03:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh come on. The only reason you stopped liking the "Ebonics" remix is because it became a hipster anthem.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 11:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

it did? weird

deej, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 14:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

i thought hipsters only liked 30 yr old women pretending to be lil mama

deej, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 14:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Haha, I can totally see that as a hipster anthem, because it explains all the hipsters what the rappers are actually saying.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 15:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

or europeans

deej, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 15:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

Anyway, I really prefer the original beat to "Ebonics", that one and "Size 'Em Up" are really hard-hitting in all their simplicity. If i remember correctly, the same dude also produced Nas's "Ether" and "The Last Real Nigga Alive", which are also great.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 15:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

As for Premier, search "Evening News" from Cee-Lo's second solo album. That one's a rather untypical Primo beat, but great anyway.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 15:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also, "Everyday" by M.O.P., another slowish, moody jam.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 15:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

i still fuck with ebonics u bum just not premos soft-ass remix

and what, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 16:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

the idea that ebonics REMIX is a hipster anthem is serious o_O material

and what, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 16:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

where do you guys keep meeting all these alleged hipsters who know about rap that isn't lil wayne, dipset, clipse and novelty hip-pop from the early 90s?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 16:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

once i met a hipster who just listened only to rap music, knew a lot about it, and was really passionate about it... i threw out all my records the next day

and what, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 16:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman

and what, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 16:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sarcasm, bros.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 18:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

sorry ive been on guard since the great migration from jeezy to blog house

and what, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 18:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

Understandable.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

ebonics is one of the silliest songs ever

jhøshea, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 18:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

the grand wizard of the almighty blog house

deej, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 22:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

i'm a dairy queen

and what, Tuesday, 25 December 2007 22:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFQ7b_gNtjk

slept on

tuomascratch beat (deej), Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

^amazing

i always bracket all city in my head with group home for the "slept on classic dope production marred by subpar mcs" cw except in the case of all city the mc's are really a bit boring imo as opposed to group home via j-zone's amazing defence etc.

zvookster, Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

sick classic rock mix!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026kg9k

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:10 (four years ago) Permalink

haha this is great

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:12 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

this is hot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVOOGDI-0kY

niels, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 11:10 (eight months ago) Permalink


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