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DJ Premier Productions & Remixes 1993~2000. * Re-upped 20th May, 2015 *

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DJ Premier Productions & Remixes 1993~2000.18tracks/78minutes/320kbps/166mb. ZIP

Other than date restriction, a rather arbitrary selection of remixes, productions and co-productions from DJ Premier. All together in a zipped folder.

* Personal favourites?. I like Chubb Rock’s verse on the Crooklyn Dodgers cut the most, O.C & Jeru strong on that track too. The Group Home & Special Ed tracks are up there.

Obviously on the surface of it the presence of Robbie Robertson looks out of place, but I reckon it fits in with the flow on the CD. When I was whittling down what tracks I should stick on, I couldn’t leave it out.

1. Big Shug – Treat U Better. 1995/4m03s/9.3mb/320kbps

2. Robbie Robertson – Take Your Partner By The Hand (DJ Premier Red Alert Remix). 1997/6m39s/15.2mb/320kbps

3. D & D Allstars – 1, 2, Pass It Featuring Mad Lion, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Fat Joe, Smif-n-Wessun, Jeru the Damaja. 1995/4m41s/10.7mb/320kbps

4. Guru Featuring Chaka Khan – Watch What You Say. 1995/4m39s/10.6mb/320kbps

5. Jeru The Damaja – Me Or The Papes. 1996/4m25s/10.1mb/320kbps

6. Showbiz & AG – Next Level (DJ Premier Nyte Time Mix). 1995/4m10s/9.6mb/320kbps

7. Group Home – 2 Thousand. 1995/3m19s/7.6mb/320kbps

8. Common – The 6th Sense. 2000/4m06s/9.4mb/320kbps

9. KRS-One – Higher Level. 1993/5m02s/11.5mb/320kbps

10. Jay-Z – A Million And One Questions/Rhyme No More. 1997/3m03s/7mb/320bps

11. The Notorious B.I.G. – Unbelievable.  1994/3m44s/8.7mb/320kbps

12. O.C. – My World. 1997/4m16s./9.8mb/320kbps

13. The Crooklyn Dodgers (MkII) – Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers Featuring Chubb Rock, O.C. & Jeru The Damaja. 1995/5m05s/11.6mb/320kbps

Chubb Rock’s verse;

Now clock, kids, who got the cocaine?
Don’t tell me it’s the little kids on Soul Train
The meta-force it I put my brain to my jaw
It comes from other places, not the tinted faces
Journalistic values are yellow and then of course falters
You watch Channel Zero with that BITCH Barbara Walters
She’ll have you believe black invented crack
When President Lyndon had the formula way back in sixty-three
with Kennedy, yes the double cross
Remember that’s when they blew his fucking head off!
Vietnam vets come back looking like one-armed pets
Nixon bombs, here attached
No picket fence, no job, no Hazel in the car
Blue collar turns to bourgeoise
Depressed in your chest, Demarol for sess
Low dough, crack in veils much less
White Tee can sell on the corners of Bushwick
White Tee can sell on the corners of Flatbush
White Tees can sell on the corners of Bed-Stuy
Pass the torch to that nigga guy
So just DIE, nigga, DIE, nigga
You’re too black, you’re can’t handle you’re too strong
get high, fly clock next boost ya steal
In ninety-five we take back Ebbets Field…

14. Fat Joe – This Shit Is Real (DJ Premier Remix). 1994./4m36s/10.6mb/320kbps

15. Ed O.G. – Sayin’ Somethin’. 2000./3m52s/8.9mb/320kbps

16. Nas – N.Y. State Of Mind. 1994/4m52s/11.2mb/320kbps

17. Afu-Ra – Whirlwind Through Cities. 2000/3m57s/9.1mb/320kbps

18. Special Ed. Freaky Flow (DJ Premier Remix). 1996/3m59s/9.1mb/320kbps.

Excerpt lyric;

Strap you down, slap you around, call you Susan, use and abusin..

Call you Susan

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Mobb Deep: The Infamous (1995) 320kbps

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1  . The Start Of Your Ending (41st Side)
2  . The Infamous Prelude
3  . Survival Of The Fittest
4  . Eye For An Eye (Your Beef Is Mine) Ft. Nas & Raekwon
5  . Just Step Prelude
6  . Give Up The Goods (Just Step) Ft. Big Noyd / Produced by Q-Tip
7  . Temperature’s Rising Ft. Crystal Johnson /Co-Produced by Q-Tip
8  . Up North Trip
9  . Trife Life
10. Q.U. – Hectic Ft. Darc Nature
11. Right Back At You Ft. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Big Noyd
12. The Grave Prelude
13. Cradle To The Grave
14. Drink Away The Pain (Situations) Featuring AND Co-Produced by Q-Tip
15. Shook Ones (Part II)
16. Party Over Ft. Big Noyd

Thought I would drop some NY/Queensbridge stuff on y’all.

I have to say I seriously slept on Mobb Deep when they first came out, I was moreinto the Native Tongues stuff like A Tribe Called Quest/De La Soul/Pharcyde, and into diversifying my tastes into other genres (notably House/Techno in all its forms). The lyrical content of acts like Mobb Deep used to turn me off (as well as a pure hostility towards fans of House music from Hip Hop heads), I didn’t then identify with the drugs/ghetto/guns/bitches life they rapped about, and in the days when you had a finite choice of what music you bought or heard, I chose not to buy, or even listen.

You could do that back in the day. The whole music owning thing genuinely took more of an effort. There were whole artistic genres and acts that would totally pass you by. The digital age has changed all that, there’s no reason to miss anything, and I don’t. Now we dissect the discographies of our favourite producers/artistes & musicians at no monetary cost, in a heartbeat.

Those that lived through that time need to tell those that didn’t how much money we used to spend out of our wages/benefits/pocket money, and how much physical labour we used to put in to go from shop to shop to shop. It was fun though, great hobby. No amount of trendy revisionism will bring it back, hardy har, get yer own culture.

This past year I’ve been falling back in love with Hip Hop (particularly the East coast sound of the loose mid-Nineties), I’ve been joining the dots, collecting all those rare remixes and releases by the likes of DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor that I’ve either sold ( I boasted one of the best Hip Hop collections in Bristol) or never could get hold of.

Heres a few videos of tracks from the album for you to try before you make the effort to download (Dont work on WordPress because WordPress is a BITCH/ just double click and it will take you to youtube), and don’t be a pussy like me back in the day and be put off by the ghetto talk, this shit is high-grade art with contributions by some of the greatest Hip Hoppers of the day, including Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface & Q-Tip. An album that is widely thought to be only second to Illmatic as the greatest Queensbridge LP of the day/ever, an important record in the New York rap renaissance of the mid 90’s as a whole.

Incidentally my opinion on the whole East/West coast thing is that the cold jazzy beats of the East coast suit the ghetto/gangster chat better than the messy West coast juxtaposition of warm P-funk beats with drive-by lyrics.. enjoy.

I got the Jazz.

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1. Bill Evans. Peace Piece. 1958. download HERE.

2.Donald Byrd. Cristo Redentor. 1963. download HERE.

3.Miles Davis. In A Silent Way/It’s About That Time. 1969. download HERE.

4.John Coltrane. A Love Supreme Pt. 1: Acknowledgement. 1965. download HERE.

5.Grant Green. Down Here On The Ground. 1970. download HERE.

6.Brother Jack McDuff. Oblighetto. 1969. download HERE.

7.Joe Chambers. Mind Rain. 1978. download HERE.

8.Billy Brooks. Forty Days. 1974. download HERE.

9.Marc Moulin. Humpty Dumpty. 1971 – 1974 (Placebo Sessions). download HERE.

10.Bobbi Humphrey. New York Times. 1974. download HERE.

Download List as a 100mb zip file HERE, or as individual mp3’s above and below. Zipped folder has an extra track that I couldn’t find a video for …so I didnt put it up, that track is..

*Idris Muhammad. Lorens Dance. download that HERE as an mp3.

Listening to Jazz through Hip Hop headphone’s.

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Everybody Digs

1. Bill Evans. Peace Piece. 1958. 6mins.43secs. 191kbps. download  HERE.

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A New Perspective

2.Donald Byrd. Cristo Redentor. 1963. 5mins.40secs.  186kbps. download HERE.

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In a Silent Way

3.Miles Davis. In A Silent Way/It’s About That Time. 1969. 19mins.53secs. 160kbps. download HERE.

(Part 2) video from this youtuber (also has Parts 1 & 3)

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A Love Supreme

4.John Coltrane. A Love Supreme Pt. 1: Acknowledgement. 1965. 7mins.43secs. 256kbps. download HERE

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alive

5.Grant Green. Down Here On The Ground. 1970. 6mins.44secs. 160kbps download HERE.

Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest on Vibes and Stuff from The Low End Theory..

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Brother Jack McDuff - Moon Rappin'

6.Brother Jack McDuff. Oblighetto. 6mins.36secs. 1969. 160kbps. download HERE.

Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest on Scenario from The Low End Theory

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Double Exposure

7.Joe Chambers. Mind Rain. 2mins.35secs. 1978. 192kbps. download HERE.

Sampled by Nas on N.Y. State Of Mind

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Billy Brooks

8.Billy Brooks. Forty Days. 6mins.18secs. 192kbps. 1974. download HERE.

Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest on Luck Of Lucien from Peoples Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm

get Billy Brooks. Windows Of The Mind LP here ..thanks to Oufar Khan

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Placebo

9.Marc Moulin. Humpty Dumpty. 1min.56secs. 1971-74 (Placebo Sessions). 192kbps download HERE.

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Satin Doll

Bobbi Humphrey. New York Times. 6mins11secs. 1974. 192kbps. download HERE

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All Megaupload

I’m comin’ off, just like the clothes on a hooker, and I can fly like Jimmy Superfly Snooka…. (Five Hip Hop For Hip Heads)

Hotwells

1. Outkast. Liberation Ft. Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu. download here. from Aquemini. 192kbps.

2. Nas. N.Y. State Of Mind Pt II. download here. DJ Premier production. 192kbps.

3. AZ. The Format. download here. DJ Premier production. 192knbps.

4. The Beastie Boys Ft. Q-Tip. Get It Together. download here. 320kbps

5. Young MC. I Come Off (Southern Comfort Mix). download here. Remix by CJ Mackintosh & Dave Dorrell. 320kbps.

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