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Song Of The Summer

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2020

As it turns out, even during a pandemic that has fundamentally altered the experience of summer, it's still been summer nonetheless. And now we know…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2020 - 11:45 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Run The Jewels Songs

Run The Jewels always made it easy to root for them. Two artists with very different backgrounds and milieus, joining together in their late 30s…
Ryan Leas | June 30, 2020 - 10:43 am

Status Ain't Hood

The 10 Verzuz Battles We Need To See

It's become a quarantine-era tradition: Spending an evening zoning out on your phone while you watch two middle-aged men struggle with technology, talk shit to…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2020 - 3:38 pm

More DJ Premier stories

Conway The Machine – “Lemon” (Feat. Method Man)

All this year, the Buffalo rap crew Griselda has been on an absolute tear. Consider the work of the relentlessly cold Conway The Machine. Thus…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2020 - 10:16 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Run The Jewels Songs

Run The Jewels always made it easy to root for them. Two artists with very different backgrounds and milieus, joining together in their late 30s…
Ryan Leas | June 30, 2020 - 10:43 am

Public Enemy – “State Of The Union (STFU)” (Prod. DJ Premier)

The last time we heard from righteous rap legends Public Enemy, things were not so righteous. Back in April, the group announced that their noisy
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2020 - 9:09 am

Run The Jewels Throw A Death-To-Capitalism Party In The Great “Ooh LA LA” Video

We were supposed to have RTJ4 by now. It was not to be. Run The Jewels, the brick-throwing duo of Killer Mike and El-P, are…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2020 - 12:18 pm

Run The Jewels – “Ooh LA LA” (Feat. DJ Premier & Greg Nice)

At one point Run The Jewels promised RTJ4 would be out before Coachella. Thanks to coronavirus, Coachella is postponed, and the rest of the music…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Gang Starr – “Bad Name (Remix)” (Feat. Method Man & Redman)

Gang Starr, the duo of Guru and DJ Premier, were one of the defining New York rap groups of the '90s, and they remain the…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2020 - 11:19 am

The Anniversary

Vol. 3… Life And Times Of S. Carter Turns 20

Two nights before his 30th birthday, Jay-Z was out in the club, acting like he had nothing to lose. Jay was at the Kit Kat…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2019 - 11:57 am

Gang Starr – “Bad Name”

A few weeks ago, we got the first new track from Gang Starr -- the duo of DJ Premier and Guru -- in 16 years,…
James Rettig | October 18, 2019 - 12:32 am

Gang Starr – “Family And Loyalty” (Feat. J. Cole)

Nearly a full decade after Guru's death in 2010, Gang Starr are returning. DJ Premier teased a new Gang Starr album earlier this week with…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2019 - 12:24 am

Status Ain't Hood

Tierra Whack Gamed The System

For a while, it looked like Twitter fiction was going to be a thing. As early as 2009, a writer named Matt Stewart self-published The
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2018 - 11:34 am

Sounding Board

The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Royce Da 5’9″‘s Funkmanster Flex Freestyle Is Amazing

Back in December, Black Thought, longtime voice of the Roots, popped up with a long freestyle for Funkmaster Flex and promptly set the internet on…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2018 - 1:55 pm

DJ Premier – “Our Streets” (Feat. A$AP Ferg)

DJ Premier and A$AP Ferg have teamed up for "Our Streets," the first single to be released on former Gang Starr manager's Patrick Moxey's's newly…
Peter Helman | November 2, 2017 - 8:17 pm
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