DJ Premier’s 10 Greatest Hits Of The Naughts

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Gumbo, Hip-Hop 101, Lists, Spotlight

Published on August 10, 2011 with 8 Comments

Apathy & Celph Titled – Stop What Ya Doin

Royce Da 5′9″ – Writer’s Block f. Eminem (DJ Premier Remix)

These two excellent tracks leaked this week and got me thinking; Premier is revered as a treasure of rap’s golden age in the 90s, where he created classics with Nas, Bigger, Jay, Jeru, and of course Gang Starr, among many others, the man has never actually stopped creating his vintage boombap. Still in high demand over 20 years deep in his career he’s working with everybody from Kanye to Shady and still has his eye on talented emcees and NY staples dwelling slightly below the surface. There are few who manage this type of longevity with their signature sound, especially in a time where labels seem keen on reaching out to the hot producer of the moment. So in honor of Premier’s more than impressive discography and to underline the fact that more than a decade after his supposed prime, he’s still playing the game on an admirable level, TRU proudly presents DJ Premier’s 10 Greatest Hits Of The Naughts.


Ludacris MVP


Royce Da 5’9” – Boom


MOP – Follow Instructions


DITC – Thick


Royce Da 5’9” – Hip-Hop


AZ – The Come Up


Jadakiss – None of Y’all Betta (feat. Sheek & Styles)


Ol’Dirty Bastard – Pop Shots


Royce Da 5’9” – Shake This


Gang Starr feat. Jadakiss – Rite Where U Stand

PS: If this makes one thing clear it’s that both Jadakiss and Royce should really do a full length project with Premier. You can’t deny it, it’s science! See? We have a list and everything!
PPS: Feel free to drop your own favorites in the comments!

TRU

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  1. I’m the MVP, I’m STUPID with this rap shit!

  2. Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been) with Kanye, Nas, KRS-One and Rakim…

    I’ll never get sick of that beat…

  3. What’s is the instrumental sample on MVP? I need that, anyone know?

  4. 6th Sense by Common
    Hood Love by Royce
    Let Em Know by Bun B
    2nd Childhood by Nas
    Doobie Ashtray by Devin
    Battle by Gang Starr
    Thankyou by Christina Aguilera

    …man, too many to mention

  5. I’ve not heard that Jadakiss with the Stevie Wonder sample before – too ill! I would’ve put NYGz Giants To This and Gang Starr’s Skillz in this list (was Rah Digga’s Lessons of Today 2000?) but great list all the same. 

  6. I’ve not heard that Jadakiss with the Stevie Wonder sample before – too ill! I would’ve put NYGz Giants To This and Gang Starr’s Skillz in this list (was Rah Digga’s Lessons of Today 2000?) but great list all the same. 

  7. Pssshh…

    Pitch Black – It’s All Real

    Skyzoo & Torae – Get it Done
    Roscoe P. Cold Chain & Ab Liva – I’mma Kill This N****
    Blaq Poet – Poets Comin
    More controversial choices:
    Termanology – Watch How it Goes Down
    Dialted Peoples – Clockwork

  8. I’d throw these out there as well:

    Ras Kass – Goldyn Chyld
    Biz Markie – And I Rock

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