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Eminem and Nickel Nine release their “Hell : The Sequel EP” tomorrow, and Royce is hoping that Shady links up with Primo. Royce Da 5’9″ also reveals that Primo has contributed towards his upcoming solo album, “Success Is Certain”.
“He only did that one, but he’s currently working on the single to the album called ‘Writer’s Block.’ He’s working on remixing that right now,” he said, turning the conversation towards Marshall working with DJ Premier. “Yeah, everybody’s saying that, man. Everybody’s saying that. The crazy thing is, he’s not opposed to that at all. He’s a huge Preem fan.”
When speaking about his final independent solo release, “Success Is Certain”, the rapper said it was connected to his 2004 album, “Death Is Certain”, but not a sequel.
“It’s kind of like a spinoff of it. When I look back in retrospect, where I was at in my life at the time, it was a dark period in my life. Where I am now, it’s the exact opposite of where I was then. So it’ll have the same dark feel to it, but it’ll speak on triumph, overcoming adversity, the things I went through in the past. The content will be brighter, but it’ll still have that dark feel.”
After the release of “Success Is Certain” on the 26th July, Royce will team up with his Slaughterhouse members to finish their Shady Records debut. “We got a lot of records done, and that’s actually about to be my complete focus, the Slaughterhouse album. Mine and Em’s. We gon’ get this project out and see what it does and shift gears pretty fast,” he said. “We definitely want to get it out this year, sometime towards the end of the year. That’s definitely the goal. We don’t have a date yet, but we did the first album in six days, so it’s not really a long process. It’s not something that’s going to take too much longer than it already has. Everybody’s wrapping up their prior obligations and getting them out of the way so we can focus.”
When a Hip-Hop pioneer teams up with a super-producer there’s only greatness as an outcome, cue Royce Da 5’9 with his new street single “Second Place” which has been produced by none other than DJ Premier. Royce Da 5’9 recently featured on the Eminem and Bruno Mars single “Lighters” which some fans criticised, however Royce Da 5’9 has won fans back with this Hip-Hop banger which will hopefully be a more familiar and consistent sound from the Detroit-based Slaughterhouse member. You can listen to Royce Da 5’9 – Second Place on the audio player below.
Hip-Hop veteran Edo G (f/k/a Ed O.G.) is back with a new album, and the rapper claims its his “best album to date”.
Edo G will release his latest album, in his 20 year career, on the 17th May titled “A Face In The Crowrd” and it will be released through Traffic Entertainment. The former Da Bulldogs frontman will be reunited with one half of Gangstarr, producer DJ Premier. The duo worked together on Edo G’s “Sayin’ Somethin’” single from Truth Hurts.
Other confirmed artists working on the album are Statik Selektah, Slaine, Chali 2na, M1 and Bishop Lamont. Edo G called the album his best work, saying, “A Face in The Crowd will double your pleasure and triple your pain. It’s my best album to date. Feel-good music boom-bap music, Hip Hop music.”
Edo G‘s last album was another collaboration album with Masta Ace, and it was titled A&E.
Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle was in London last night to record some live footage from DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9 and Nick Javas performing the single “Boom”. The trio were performing at Fabric in London, and the classic Boom had the whole venue rapping along. It’s rumoured that DJ Premier has a lot of new music in the works, including tracks with Jay-Z, Nick Javas, GAME, KRS-ONE, Immortal Technique and Joe Budden to name a few. You can watch DJ Premier x Royce Da 5’9 x Nick Javas – Boom (Live in London) below.
News surfaced recently that DJ Premier will be releasing a new compilation CD on the 7th December 2010 called “Year Round Records: Get Used To Us”. I have been sent a new video from DJ Premier who discusses the individial songs from the compilation, and speaks on the different artists involved in the project. I’ll be posting any developments in regards to leaked music and new videos on Hip-Hop Kings for DJ Premier as soon as they become available. You can watch the DJ Premier – Year Round Records: Get Used To Us promotional video below.