While Jeff, Zilla and the LA crew recover from what was surely an epic night of madness, debauchery and incredibly dope music in LA, I console myself with the thought of back to back DJ sets from DJ Premier and Pete Rock in Montreal tonight. The promoters are billing it as “The Hip-Hop event of the year” and for once, it’s hard to disagree with the hyperbole: it ain’t going to get any better around here rap wise. To celebrate, I figured I’d dig out this old mixtape from yours truly highlighting the legendary Premier. Put together in late 2008, the goal was get together a bunch of dope Premo joints from albums that didn’t get much burn ’round here anymore rather than focus on the biggest or rarest cuts. The result includes classics from AZ, CNN, Nas, J-Live, Mos Def and many more all mixed and subdivided into individual tracks for your listening and skipping pleasure. Tracklist after the jump, enjoy.

MP3: Son Raw – Premo Cuts (08′ Throwback Mix)


  1. AZ – The Format
  2. CNN – Invincible
  3. Nas – Come Get Me
  4. Common – The 6th Sense
  5. J-Live – The Best Part
  6. Mos Def – Mathematics
  7. Non Phixion – Rock Stars
  8. MOP ft Guru – Half N Half
  9. Kool G Rap – First Nigga
  10. Fat Joe – Shit is Real (Remix)
  11. The Lox – Recognize
  12. Ludacris – MVP
  13. Royce da 5’9 – Boom
  14. Big L – Platinum Plus
  15. Rakim – Guess Who’s Back
  16. Jay-Z – So Ghetto
  17. KRS-ONE – Rappaz R N Danja
  18. The Notorious B.I.G ft Method Man & Redman – Rap Phenomenon