Video alert…

As is the custom here, here’s some videos of joints that i played on my last mix

De La Soul – Stakes Is High (DJ Spinna Remix)

Aretha Franklin – One Step Ahead

Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty

The Roots – What They Do

Shadez Of Brooklyn – Change (Unofficial video)

Gangstarr – Skillz (Remix)

DJ Premier interview…

The interview is over at L&T. Here’s a tidbit of it…

L+T: I don’t trust hearsay, so I will just ask – is it true that you’re actually working on an album with Nas this year or is that a rumor?

DJ Premier: This is what Nas told me recently and every time that we talk this is what he tells me; he says, “Look, I got another new album I got to do on Def Jam and then my contract is over. I’d rather do your album…that’s because we can do whatever we want. There’s no strings. We can just rock out.” Everybody’s like, “When are ya’ll gonna do an album?” I’m not rushing it and I have other things to do. I don’t even take it personal when he’s like, “Yo, I’m working this first.” Whenever he says that he’s ready, I’m going in. So, that was always my way of looking at it. I never looked at it no other way. I ain’t trippin.’

DJ Premier on the making of the “Now You’re Mine” track off the classic ‘Hard To Earn’ LP

“That was for White Men Can’t Jump. Me and Guru had a big fist fight. A big one. You see these two marks right here? [Points to his knuckles]. That’s his teeth marks from biting into my fist. And they never went away. It was a very bloody fight, but we had already gotten money from the label [to do the song for White Men Can’t Jump]. He was like, ‘I’m not speaking to you, I don’t want to ever work with you again.’ It was over something very serious, which I won’t get into.

“I remember he came [to the studio], and he had bandages on his head. He had cuts from us going back and forth fighting. White Men Can’t Jump is about basketball, so all the lyrics are about basketball. ‘Down the lane,’ ‘in your eye,’ ‘360 dunk in your face.’ All that was about me. He looked me in the eye the whole time in the booth, and I looked at him, and he did that verse in one take. Then he said, ‘Is it good?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ And he goes, ‘Fuck you!’ And he walked out the room. It was the first fight we ever had in our lives. But a dope record came out of it.

“[The release] was actually called White Men Can’t Rap. It had us, Cypress Hill, and Main Source with ‘Fakin’ the Funk.’ And then we put it on the album, too.”

Premier’s full track by track breakdown HERE