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The first question we found ourselves faced with when compiling this list of the week’s five best songs was pretty simple: Should we just pick our five favorite songs from BEYONCÉ? Would any other list be honest? As Tom wrote in his great Premature Evaluation, “There’s some chance that Beyoncé’s new self-titled album is the… More »

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artists… More »

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DJ Premier & The Badder – “Bpatter” Video

DJ Premier is one of the greatest rap producers of all time, a sound scientist who always managed to conjure entire orchestras out of crackly…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2015 - 11:33 am

Joey Bada$$ – “Paper Trail$” Video

Joey Bada$$ released his debut LP B4.DA.$$ earlier this year, and today we're getting a new video for the DJ Premier-produced track "Paper Trail$." Directed…
Peter Helman | June 16, 2015 - 7:11 pm

Disclosure – “Latch (DJ Premier Remix)”

DJ Premier was the musical half of Gang Starr. He produced "NY State Of Mind" for Nas and "Kick In The Door" for Biggie and…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2013 - 8:50 am

Joey Bada$$ – “Unorthodox” Video

When teenage Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ teamed up with the great rap-fundamentalist producer DJ Premier, they named the track "Unorthodox," even though it's one…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Unorthodox” (Prod. DJ Premier)

The teenage Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ has built his name by resurrecting the grimy, polysyllabic boom-bap that was one of New York's chief exports during…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Mark Ronson “Just” Remixes

We just told you about Mark Ronson's newest video treatment for his cover of Radiohead's "Just." Well, whereas that video had a bunch of Mark's,…
brandon | January 30, 2008 - 5:56 pm