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Classic Hip-Hop Label Payday Records Relaunches

Patrick Moxey, the founder of dance and electronic label Ultra Music, is going back to his roots with the relaunch of Payday Records, the classic hip-hop label he created in 1992 that served as the label home of artists like Gang StarrGroup HomeJeru the Damaja and Showbiz & A.G., among others. As part of the company’s revival, Moxey is teaming back up with DJ Premier for a new single, “Our Streets” feat. A$AP Ferg, set to drop tomorrow (Nov. 3).

When Moxey first launched Payday 25 years ago, it was at the center of New York’s golden age of hip-hop, with Premier heavily involved as one of the go-to producers and, alongside Guru in Gang Starr, key artists in the scene at the time. In 1995, Payday also released the first-ever single from Jay-Z, “In My Lifetime,” a year before his debut album Reasonable Doubt was released in June 1996, and released a slew of albums and singles from the likes of WC and the MAAD CircleO.C. and UTDMos Def‘s first hip-hop group.

Alongside Premier, Payday has deals with New Orleans MC Pell, Atlanta veteran OJ Da Juiceman, U.K. rapper Yung Fume and NYC collective Gloss Gang.

“Hip-hop has become a global language, and I think the new Payday is here to reflect that and to help bring a bunch of diverse and talented new artists to the world,” Moxey tells Billboard. “Our first signings are from four different cities: New York, Atlanta, New Orleans and London. That reflects the fact that we have one computer in front of us and that computer knows no borders.”

DJ Premier Performs w/ The Badder Band For NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series

As the decades come and go there are only a few who can withstand the ever-changing industry that is hip-hop, and unsurprisingly, DJ Premier continues to prove he has no trouble fitting the bill.

The legendary producer was invited to host NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series recently, and notably became the first DJ to ever do so. Backed by his tour musicians, The Badder Band—comprised of Brady Watt, Mark Williams, Lenny “The Ox” Reece and Jonathan Powell— Premo provided a few lucky journalists their best lunch on the job yet, opening his set up with KRS-One’s “KRS-One Attacks” and concluding with the Gang Starr classic “Moment of Truth.” If you thought listening to these tracks through your speakers was major, just wait until you hear them with some extra bass, drums and horns. Watch Premier and The Badder Band perform Nas’ “Nas Is Like,” Royce 5’9″‘s “Boom” and more in the video below.

Read More: DJ Premier Plays Classic Rap Live for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series – XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/08/dj-premier-hip-hop-live-npr-tiny-desk-concert-series/?trackback=tsmclip


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2K16’s soundtrack will be comprised of six in-game playlists, including three lists individually curated by each producer, an international “Around the World” playlist, the 2K Classics Mixtape featuring fan favorites from previous 2K titles, and a master playlist that includes all 50 tracks from this year’s selection.

Playlists are listed below:

DJ Premier Playlist
· Custom Track: Papoose Prod. By DJ Premier, “Hold the City Down”
· Gang Starr (feat. NYGz, H. Stax), “Same Team, No Games”
· Nas, “Made You Look”
· Living Colour, “Cult of Personality”
· Jeru The Damaja, “You Can’t Stop The Prophet”
· Custom Track (Instrumental): DJ Premier, “Bum Bum Bum”
· Ramones, “Blitzrieg Bop”
· NYGz, “Policy”
· DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles, “More Levels”
· PRhyme, “U Looz”

DJ Khaled Playlist
· Custom Track: DJ Khaled (feat. Ace Hood, Vado, Kent Jones), “365”
· DJ Khaled (feat. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Baby, Lil’ Wayne), “We Takin’ Over”
· Ace Hood, “Hustle Hard”
· Rick Ross (feat. T Pain), “The Boss”
· Jay Z, “Where I’m From”
· Custom Track (Instrumental): DJ Khaled, “Black Rims”
· Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”
· Ace Hood (feat. Future & Rick Ross), “Bugatti”
· Nas, “Represent”
· DJ Khaled (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross), “All I Do Is Win”

DJ Mustard Playlist
· Custom Track: DJ Mustard (feat. RJ), “You Don’t Want It”
· J Cole, “Rise and Shine”
· Fergie, “L.A. Love (la la)”
· Imagine Dragons, “I’m So Sorry”
· M.I.A., “Y.A.L.A.”
· Custom Track (Instrumental): DJ Mustard, “Ball at Night”
· MGK, “Till I Die” (Cavs Version)
· Drake, “0 To 100”
· Iamsu!, “I Love My Squad”
· Santigold, “Disparate Youth”

MultiHop.TV Highlights DJ Premier As Music Producer For VH1 Rap Drama ‘The Breaks’

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The Breaks is based on Dan Charnas’ nonfiction book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, which covers the rap game from its infancy in the 1970s house party scene through the staggering financial and cultural milestones of the early 00s. Set in 1990, the series will follow three friends from different backgrounds attempting to break into the business just as the art form was escaping out of the margins and becoming part of the pop music mainstream.

DJ Premier, multiple Grammy-award winning member of the seminal rap group Gang Starr, will serve as executive music producer and compose the score. DJ Premier’s involvement is a huge advantage. In addition to his work with Gang Starr, Premier has been involved with some of the most influential and successful rap and R&B albums of all time, including works by Compton’s Most Wanted, Nas, D’angelo, The Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z.

info courtesy of www.vh1.com.


Dave Chappelle Recruits The Roots, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes and DJ Premier

MultiHop welcomes back Dave Chappelle.
It’s been nearly a decade since Chappelle performed stand-up alongside music from elite hip-hop artists on the scene.
With the 10th anniversary of his legendary Brooklyn Block Party approaching, Chappelle will be resurrecting the “Brooklyn Block Party dual format” for a three-date run of performances at Radio City Music Hall, from June 24th to 26th, accompanied by the Roots, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes and DJ Premier. Check out the Radio City website for more details.