PTP extended blog-o-sphere familia, The Diggers Union, just released a conceptual Ghostface-meets-DJ Premier mix project called Duel of the Iron Fists. Laced by resident cut creator, DJ Unexpected, this plays like a Golden Era blend tape on steroids. Wu and Primo fans rejoice…but IMO, the real butter comes in at the end when Unexpected pulls out 10 minutes of some Mean Joe Preem original samples. No matter how musically technical/technically inclined you may be…hearing how those dusty gems were fragmented and rearranged into the boom bap anthems most of us would recognize them as will definitely remind you of the man’s high science and why he should always be respected as nothing less than a legendary producer/DJ.
Uncle Ricky plus Mean Joe Preem. Ricky D can still rap his ass off. Primo can still make drums go boom and bap while chopping the shit out of a sample. Okay. What the fuck were you expecting…a slow jam?
Slick Rick “Need Some Bad” (Produced by DJ Premier)
This is the third track off the upcoming Show & A.G. album Mugshot Music, which is rumored to be executively produced by DJ Premier. The album’s sounding official so far and of course it’s always ill to see these BX cats still destroying — gotta respect it.