DJ Premier is in London tonight for The Doctor’s Orders at Scala alongside Peanut Butter Wolf and The Nextmen. He’s a very busy man but we managed to secure a brief interview with the living legend himself courtesy of The Doctor’s Orders crew. The whole RhymeOnBeat family will be in the house tonight to party and if you want to be there make sure you grab yourself the last few advance tickets here and check who else is going on the Facebook event page. Read our interview below and we hope to catch you at Scala tonight, remember to tag your Instagram photos with #TDO279 and #RhymeOnBeat or follow-up @RhymeOnBeat.
ROB: You’re decades deep in the game and have seen trends, rappers and producers come and go. What artists have you listened to consistently for that whole period of time?
Premier: Anything produced by Marley Marl, Run-DMC, Eric B. & Rakim, BDP, Tribe, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, LL Cool J, Jay Z, Drake, Kanye.
ROB: There is a wave of new artists coming out making great music but are there any artists that we may not have heard of that you think are a great prospect for the future?
Premier: Sy Ari, Dynasty, Rapsody, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Jon Connor, Khaleel, Jakk Frost, Young Maylay.
ROB: What projects are there on the horizon from yourself?
Premier: Busta Rhymes, Slaughterhouse, Immortal Technique, Rapsody, NYGz, Khaleel, Jadakiss, A.G., Lady Of Rage, MC Eiht, Kool Sphere.
ROB: We’re assuming you have a vast amount of unreleased music. Should we expect another volume of Beats That Collected Dust and if so when?
Premier: I am doing Beats That Collected Dust vol. 3.
ROB: Guru‘s death left a hole in the heart of rap music. Any possibility of posthumous material as Gang Starr?
Premier: There will be a few things coming.
ROB: What was it like working in the studio with the new and very talented kid on the block Joey Bada$$?
Premier: Great student of the game. He’s always willing to listen and learn from his O.G.’s. Shouts to his Pro Era crew.
ROB: Fat Joe released Your Honour with yourself on the production. You guys go way back and you’ve done production on a few of his joints, how did you start working together way back when?
Premier: Me and Guru met Joe through Showbiz and Lord Finesse in 1989. I lived in The Bronx at the time so we all hung out a lot Diamond D, A.G. and Big L. It was nothing to do a jam with any of them since we had that kind of relationship as friends.
A huge thanks to DJ Premier and Spin Doctor.