Pete Rock Speaks On DJ Premier, Collaboration Album
The veteran New York producer/deejay reveals two artists he has chosen for his side of an album that brings two of Hip Hop's most prized beat makers together.
Last month DJ Premier revealed that Wu-Tang Clan member GZA would be accompanying his side of a collaborative album done with Pete Rock. Tentatively titled Pete Rock Vs. DJ Premier, each veteran producer will provide six stellar beats backed by their own choice of guest rappers. Pete Rock had yet to unveil an emcee from his camp, until now.
In an interview with The Hip-Hop Chronicle UK, Rock confirmed that one-half of Little Brother and his best known partner will be making an appearance on one record. “I’ll give you one…Rapper Big Pooh. I got Big Pooh and C.L. Smooth.” Pooh previously collaborated with Pete Rock alongside fellow Little Brother member Phonte on “Bring Ya’ll Back” for Rock’s 2008 album NY’s Finest.
Recounting how he and Premo first met each other, he continued, “I met him years ago when I was at [107.5] WBLS in New York. I met him in the 80’s. Like, Guru had came up to the show when they were on Wild Pitch Records and I can recall Premier coming up to WBLS. We just hit it off from there.” He added, “We inspire each other when we make music. He’s definitely a big inspiration to me; whenever I hear something he does, I feel like I gotta top it somehow [laughs].”
Pete Rock Vs. DJ Premier currently has no release date.