Off The Record: DJ Premier on Nas' "N.Y. State of Mind" and "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)"

Off The Record: DJ Premier on Nas' "N.Y. State of Mind" and "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)"

In the '90s (and beyond), there was no stronger one-two punch than your favorite wordy New York City lyricist kicking punchlines over DJ Premier's signature scratches and boom-bap. The result was guaranteed flames, whether the Texas-born producer was lacing Group Home or flipping records for his eternal partner-in-rhyme Guru as Gang Starr. Of all the artists he laced with his signature beats, Preemo always had a special musical kinship with Nasty Nas. Stans are still asking for a collaborative album between the two, who graced the cover of the now-defunct Scratch magazine back in 2005, promising a full-length project. They…

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