DJ Premier and 2 Chainz are in their “Mortgage Free” bag on new single.
While DJ Premier’s So Wassup Video Series continues to organically migrate to all corners of the internet, Tis the season for gifts, and there isn’t a better way to end the year then with two legends collaborating on a new single. Displaying the chemistry they previously exhibited on PRhyme 2’s “Flirt,” (which DJ Premier, Royce 5’9,” 2 Chainz and The Roots also performed together on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon). DJ Premier and 2 Chainz close out the year by gifting fans their new single “Mortgage Free.”
“Mortgage Free” is the fourth single from Premier’s Single Series with Payday Records, which was announced shortly after the iconic label’s reformation in 2017. Previous hit singles included “Our Streets” featuring A$AP Ferg, “Wut U Said” featuring Casanova, and “Headlines” featuring Griselda (Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine & Westside Gunn).
“Since 2 Chainz joined Royce and I on PRhyme 2’s “Flirt,” I returned the love back by sending him a beat while he was in the Bahamas with Statik Selektah earlier this year recording for various projects. I sent him the beat and he sent it back to me the same night” recalled DJ Premier. “I asked him what he was using it for, and he said he would figure out which project it would go on later, since he’s working on so many different ones. Since the end of the year was approaching, I knew that I had one more single left to release on Payday Records. After discussing it with management, I suggested that I put it out. 2 Chainz was down and now we have another banger of Bars and Boom-Bap delivered the way you want it to sound.”
“The record is a reflection of my reality and I feel like an artist’s responsibility is to give the listener some game from time to time” 2 Chainz quips. “So here’s my free game.”