DJ Premier isn’t happy unless he has multiple fires on the oven! Alongside scoring and serving as executive music producer for the hit series, The Breaks, executive producing (and producing four tracks) MC Eiht’s forthcoming Which Way Iz West album, dropping a new hit single, “2 LOVIN U,” with Miguel and announcing that he will be departing on a 16-city tour with his The BADDER Band starting 5-31-17, he’s doing all of this while finalizing the mixing on PRhyme’s (his collaborative union with Royce 5’9”) sophomore project and the upcoming NYG’z LP (which he produced in its entirety). And he just put the finishing touches on Torii Wolf’s debut album Flow Riiot; those are just the things we can announce….
Via an exclusive premiere with Billboard, Premier released a new single, “My Space Baby,” with Nashville’s electro-indie duo Cherub (Jordan Kelley & Jason Huber) via his new imprint TTT (To The Top) and it is now available worldwide. With “My Space Baby” Preem continues to flaunt his diversity and an innate ability to commingle his uniquely distinct rhythms to artists of any genre. Cherub’s hit song “Doses and Mimosas” from their debut studio album, Year of the Caprese, was recently RIAA certified Gold and they released their latest album, Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence, this past fall via Columbia Records. The first single from that project, “Signs,” featured T.I. and was premiered via Billboard.com.
“Jordan and I were introduced over the phone after my manager put me on to their music” Premier stated to Billboard. “This was back in 2014 while I was on the PRhyme Tour during our stop in Houston. I saw their video for “Doses and Mimosas” and immediately knew that like me, they are crazy in the head; so I totally got it. They are self produced, so they do not use outside producers and
I was impressed with how much Jordan knew about Gang Starr’s history and my career, so we linked up after my tour ended. His partner, Jason, is very skillful on a few instruments and he looks like a 70’s Porn Star. Our vibe was instant! We did a demo on the first day in the studio, but no lyrics came to mind. On day two, I dug for samples and I found this incredible sample called “Dark Side Of Religion” by Sensational Fix and it spoke to us immediately (don’t worry the sample is cleared)! I added my drums, bass, keys and scratches and we got another winner in the books. A perfect match!”
“We’ve grown up with records that DJ Premier has produced” Cherub explained to Billboard. “When Preemo said he had an idea, disappeared into a back room for 15 minutes, then returned with one record to start sampling into his MPC… we knew it was on!”
Watch DJ Premier f/ Cherub “My Space Baby” Video!