It takes a certain type of dedication and skill to have longevity in hip-hop and DJ Premier has the formula down pat. Premier has maintained a foot in hip-hop since his debut, carving out productions for Payday Records' roster and working with the likes of JAY-Z, The Notorious B.I.G and Nas during the early stages of their careers. Now, in celebration of the Payday Records' 25th anniversary, Moxey has resurrected the label and tapped DJ Premier as its first signee.
Premier's deal required him to produce four new songs, one of which is the newly released anthem called "Our Streets" featuring A$AP Ferg. The collaboration was a long time coming for Premier, who said he's been trying to track down Ferg for a track for quite some time, but getting in contact was difficult since both artists had previously changed their numbers.
"Alchemist, who’s one of the most respected producers on the scene, hit me up and was like, "Yo, Ferg’s looking for your number," Premiere tells Billboard. "He gave me his number, I called Ferg and was like 'I wanna do this record' and he said he's on tour but maybe we can squeeze a day in so I can come to the studio. Maybe like three days later we went to the studio and made the song in like one day."