Absolutely incredible mix! Biggie vocals over Premier beats isn't exactly a novel idea, but the execution of this mix is superb. Each Biggie acapella is perfectly matched with a Primo beat that wraps around the legendary rapper's vocals like broken-in glove. Some of my favorite blends: Big Poppa over Ex to Next Girl; All About the Benjis over Supa Star; and I Got a Story to Tell over Shit is Real. Highly Recommended.
This month marks the passing of the lauded rapper Notorious B.I.G. and to honor his legacy, New York resident DJ Finesse debuted a special tribute during DJ Premier's Sirius/XM show "Live From Headqcourterz" on March 8.
The mix showcases Biggie's a capellas paired with Premier-produced beats. While the original tribute was shorter for air-time, Finesse extends the tribute for hip-hop fans here with a special intro by Premier himself.
DJ Premier's "Live From Headqcourterz" airs every Friday night from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sirius/XM Channel 44, Hip Hop Nation. DJ Finesse is a regular guest on the show, filling in for Premier as an on-air mixer.
01 - DJ Premier Intro
02 - Flava In Ya Ear rmx over I Gave You Power
03 - Big Poppa over Ex To Next Girl
04 - Dead Wrong over 2 Thousand
05 - 10 Crack Commandments over One Day
06 - Who Shot Ya over Come Clean
07 - All About The Benjamins over Supa Dupa Star (1994 Demo Version)
08 - One More Chance over Recognize
09 - Long Kiss Goodnight over You Know My Steez
10 - Things Done Changed over The Format
11 - I Got A Story To Tell over Shit Is Real
12 - Real Niggas over Ready
13 - Juicy over Nas Is Like
14 - One More Chance rmx over Freaky Flow
15 - Warning (Freestyle) over Mind Ya Business
16 - '95 Freestyle (7 Mac 11's) over Who Got Gunz
17 - Victory over Project Boy
18 - Kick In The Door over Come Get Me
19 - Going Back To Cali over The Invincible
20 - Mo Money Mo Problems over Golden Child
21 - Party And Bullshit over Now Your Mine
22 - Unbelievable