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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Royce Da 5'9" vs. DJ Premier - "Bang It!!"

We all know that DJ Premier is one of the greatest of all time and that is always best reflected when he's working with truly skilled MCs like Nas, Jigga or Royce. Personally I am quite split in how I feel about Royce Da 5'9", to me he can go from one of the best in the game to pretty damn lame in a handflip. That never shows when he's working with Preemo though, it's like they both are bringing out the best in eachother which is always a blessing with artists on this level. 

For that reason the idea for this compilation is something I've had for a while but which was really sparked again when Royce recently released his Premier helmed new single, "Second Place", off the upcoming LP "Success is Certain". Since they collaborated on every single one of Royce's albums so far there was alot of material available and besides the album material I've got two Year Round Records remixes that he jumped on plus two sick freestyles to even things out. Basically this is every released DJ Premier/Royce Da 5'9" collaboration so make goddamn sure to TURN IT UP!!

01. "Hip-Hop"
02. "Hit 'Em"
03. "Ding!"
04. "Play It" (Ft. Big Shug, Singapore Kane & Termanology)
05. "Something 2 Ride 2" (Ft. Phonté)
06. "Gorilla Pimp"
07. "Second Place"
08. "My Friend"
09. "BOOM" [12" Street Mix]
10. "Royce is Like"
11. "Ya Dayz R #d Pt. II" (Ft. NYGz, Freddie Foxxx & Lady Of Rage)
12. "Hood Love" (Ft. Bun B)
13. "Shake This"