DJ Premier

Public Enemy, Nas, the Roots, YG, and More Open BET Awards With ‘Fight the Power’

Public Enemy was joined by an all-star group of musicians to open up the BET Awards with their 1989 classic "Fight the Power."
Daniel Kohn / June 28, 2020

Run the Jewels’ RTJ4 Is Driving Music for a Cop Car on Fire

Run the Jewels don’t make a reviewer’s job easy because everything that’s great about them is the stuff we’re supposed to ignore to get to…
Dan Weiss / June 5, 2020

Run the Jewels Celebrate the End of Class Struggle in ‘Ooh La La’ Video

Last month, Run the Jewels shared "Ooh La La" from their long-awaited RTJ4 album. Now, Killer Mike and El-P have shared the visual component to the track.
Daniel Kohn / April 27, 2020

J. Cole – “1985” (DJ Premier 1966 Remix)

Legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier has released a remix of J. Cole's polarizing KOD track "1985," a song noted for its jabs at young rappers in the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 29, 2018

DJ Premier – “Our Streets” ft. A$AP Ferg

A$AP Ferg has shared a new song with DJ Premier. Titled "Our Streets," the track is the first from the relaunch of Patrick Moxey's Payday…
Rob Arcand / November 2, 2017

Watch DJ Premier Behind the Decks at NPR’s First Turntable-Centric Tiny Desk Concert

DJ Premier of Gang Starr, who perfected the dusty, sample-driven sound of '90s New York City rap, is one of the greatest hip-hop producers who ever…
Andy Cush / August 21, 2017

New Video: DJ Premier and Miguel – “2 LOVIN U”

Two legends DJ Premier and Miguel have released the video for their team-up single "2 LOVIN U," and it goes about as you would expect, with…
Jordan Sargent / March 13, 2017

The Hustler’s Manual: Jay Z’s Producers Remember Making ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we're publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper's singular…
Brian Josephs / June 24, 2016

Dave Chappelle Enlists the Roots, Janelle Monae for New York Comeback

Dave Chappelle's return to standup has been pretty low-key, one widely publicized incident aside, and now we know he was working up to something big.
Marc Hogan / May 28, 2014

DJ Premier Gives Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ a Minimal Piano-Laced Remix

Legendary Gang Starr founder DJ Premier is the latest remixer to lend his touch to the songs on Disclosure's Essential album Settle. Below, he reworks…
Chris Martins / December 13, 2013

Hear Ill Bill’s Boom-Bap Tribute to Exodus Singer Paul Baloff

After more than a decade in the game, fire-tongued Brooklyn cult rapper Ill Bill is returning with his most ambitious album to date, The Grimy…
Kory Grow / February 13, 2013