DJ Premier New Album: What We Know About Guest Artists, Release Date and Latest News

DJ Premier New Album: What We Know About Guest Artists, Release Date and Latest News
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Producer DJ Premier is multitasking, hard. As the year winds down, Preemo has a collaboration album with MC Eiht "on the way", is producing NYGz's next LP, and getting ready to drop some new material of his own: Last Session @320, his first solo studio album. 

"Right now I'm about to drop the NYGz album," DJ Premier told Hip-Hop4Life in September. "They are a part of the Gang Starr Foundation. I did the whole album. It's a dope album. And then me and MC Eiht are doing an album collab together called Which Way Is West so that's about to drop as well."

In the Sept. 7 interview, Hip-Hop4Life asked DJ Premier if his solo album was in the works. "We've already started on it," he replied. Here's what we know about the debut album.


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What to expect: A documentary about DJ Premier's former recording space, D&D Studios, will be included with Last Session @320. D&D closed its doors in January, "reportedly to make room for luxury apartments," according to HipHopDX. The album is "dedicated to the history of D&D studios," DJ Premier told Hip-Hop4Life. "We just filmed Jay-Z, we just filmed Nas," he told Hip-Hop4Life, naming some of the artists he worked with at D&D, whose location at 320 West 37th Street in New York City inspired the album's name. 

Featured artists: DJ Premier has enlisted a short-list of hip-hop's biggest names, who will make guest appearances on the album. Look out for features from Ed Sheeran, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Christina Aguilera, Heltah Skeltah and Dr. Dre, among others.

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Release Date: No release date has been named yet, but given DJ Premier's packed schedule, it's unlikely to drop before the end of 2015. Last Sessions @320 might be a thing to look forward to in 2016; whenever it comes out, fans might have DJ Premier's aforementioned collaboration album with MC Eiht to tide them over during the wait. According to HipHopDX, it's coming soon.


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Claire Lampen

Claire is a staff writer at Mic who covers women's issues and reproductive rights. She is based in New York and can be reached at claire@mic.com.

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