Recently in an interview with XXL, DJ PremierÂ discussed some of his upcoming projects, including getting Joey Bada$$’s debut album, and a beat he did for Rapsodyâ€™s upcoming mixtape and the Slaughterhouse album.
â€œ[Joey Bada$$ and I]Â actually just got a chance to go back into the lab, â€™cause heâ€™s been on tour quite extensively with Statik Selektah,â€ Preem said on working with the young Brooklyn MC; the two collaborated previously on â€œUnorthodox,â€ which was released in January and eventually found a home on Joeyâ€™s recent Summer Knights mixtape.Â â€Theyâ€™re actually booked into one of my studios here to just crack down and knock the album out.Â I just did a Slaughterhouse record, I just got a call to work with Jadakiss on his record. The Slaughterhouse [one], we finished it yesterdayâ€”or we recorded it yesterday, didnâ€™t finish it yet.â€
He is alsoÂ busy withÂ his Year Round Records label working with artists such as Khaleel and Boston-based R&B singer Frank Vocals. He had this to say about Rapsody and herÂ upcoming mixtape, â€œI did some work with Rapsodyâ€”there was a beat that I had while I was working on the Ludacris sessions, itâ€™s very left field,â€ he said. Itâ€™s for her new Gangsta Grillz mixtape that sheâ€™s doing with DJ Drama out August 20th. I gotta get the master to 9th Wonder, and Iâ€™m sitting here talking to you; they need it right now. But they got Jay Electronica on it, Raekwon, me, quite a few people, Wale. Mine is just a little short jam.â€