News: Nas & DJ Premier Collabo Album Still In The Works [Video]
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 12:35PM
Rap fans hoping for a reunion between hip-hop veterans Nas and DJ Premier have reason to smile as the pioneer deejay has confirmed plans to release a collaborative effort alongside the Queens lyricist.
While Preemo hopes to hop on Nas' upcoming new solo effort, he still expects them to work together on their own joint project.
"[With] Nas, it's always fun to work with him because we have a formula and vibe that already works. It's not difficult. It's like seeing a long lost cousin like, 'D*mn, I ain't seen you in years. Let's get back to what we used to do.' I submitted some tracks, so hopefully those will work, but if not, he and I are still going to do the Nas/Premier album," he said. "But he has other albums that come before, but we're still going to do it, we've spoken about it." (Hard Knock TV)
In 2006, Premier hinted at plans to work once more with the New York rap heavyweight.
"Nas approached me about doing a whole album for him over a year ago, and I said, 'I'm down, just holla at me when you're ready,'" said DJ Premier in the interview over four years ago, "This is the first time I've seen him since...I really hope we can get it crackin'." (Scratch)
Premier prevoiusly talked to SOHH about West Coast rapper Game working with him.
"Me and Game just did a banger called 'Born In The Trap,'" Premier revealed to SOHH. "He was like, 'Can I get another one?' I said, 'What, you didn't like that one?' He said, 'No, no, I want to buy another one!' I was like, 'Sh*t yeah.' [laughs] He said mine is the second song on the album, so, I'm about to do another one for him but the one that we already did, he said it's going to be the second song. I'm excited about that. I know he's been leaking out a lot of stuff but he said a lot of the stuff he's leaking isn't going to be on the album. I haven't even heard anything. He knocked that sh*t out with me in one day and I mixed it the same day." (SOHH)
Last year, the renowned producer said Jay-Z wanted to do an entire LP with his beats.
"I'll give you a funny story. Jay-Z reached out to me when he was going to do The Black Album -- this was years before he put it out because he postponed it, ended up working on other stuff, and then he came out with the album and decided to retire. Way prior to that he called me and said he was going to do an album and that he wanted me to do the whole thing. But he said, 'I know how busy you are, Premo, but I want you to not have anything to do with anybody for the whole time we make this album. I need like a two week window, and we just do it.' And I understood where he was coming from, because he knows it had to be that deep of a situation to get it to be right and to call it The Black Album. Prince already made The Black Album. If you're going to make one, it better be top notch. There's a lot that goes along with that. So to approach me about that? That's the same way I look at the Cold Crush, Fantastic, Kool Moe D, all that. LL and I have tried two or three times to work on stuff. He's somebody you gotta sit down with and really focus on because he deserves that type of attention. And I'm proud to give him that type of attention." (The Well Versed)
Check out DJ Premier's interview down below: