If you really look back on the career of Jeru The Damaja, the takeaway is this. Here was a man from the borough of Brooklyn, who released two underground classic LP’s in the mid 90′s, both produced entirely by DJ Premier. Yet this event happened during a transitional phase that hip-hop was going through, that [cont.]
Jeru The Damaja has returned with The Hammer EP, an eight song release that was first previewed with last year’s “Solar Flares”, produced by Large Professor. Additional production by P.F. Cuttin’, JuJu Of The Beatnuts, The Polish Kid, and Engineer Lou Sabor. Check out the cover art and tracklist for the project below, as well [cont.]
You Must Learn: “This year in particular marks the 20th Anniversary of a hip-hop record distinguished by its raw sound, uncompromising lyricism, and social commentary: Jeru the Damaja’s debut album, The Sun Rises In The East. 1994 was a powerful, transformative year for hip-hop. Nas, OutKast, and Biggie Smalls each dropped their debut albums, while [cont.]
The Damaja makes a much needed return to the game, backed by Large Professor for “Solar Flares”.
Two indelible 90′s rap classics are explored in-depth for Complex’s new Magnum Opus series, as the artists themselves, along with various producers, rappers, and industry figures tell the stories behind these two classic tracks.
This is almost a Crooklyn Dodgers reunion. Almost. From Kid Tsunami’s forthcoming compilation LP of the same name, due April 2013. Check out the full tracklist below. 1.) AR Toxic f/ Kool Keith w/ Chuck Chilla (guitar) 2.) Bang Exclusive f/ Sean Price w/ Chuck Chilla (guitar) 3.) Get It f/ Prince Po 4.) Catch [cont.]
Joell Ortiz borrows Jeru’s classic Petestrumental for this freestyle. He kinda murdered this.
While we’ve seen just about every 2Pac verse recycled into a Bruce Hornsby sampled remix, here’s a pair of newly uncovered dis tracks from the slain rapper. Pac goes hard at Biggie, Nas, Wendy Williams, De La Soul (!), Dr. Dre on “Watch Ya Mouth”, and shots are fired with DPG at Biggie, Mobb Deep, [cont.]
DJ Premier Blog digs up this slightly older interview with Preem, with added commentary from Jeru the Damaja and Teflon.
This week via his radio show, DJ Premier released two tracks that never made the cut. The first is a Madonna remix of the track “Don’t Tell Me”, that was turned down, hence the multiple drops over it in the audio clip below. The other is a Hot 97 Radio promo from Jeru The Damaja [cont.]
Steve Ortiz comes through with footage from last night’s Hip-Hop Legends show in NYC. Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth on stage (not) drinking Cisco.
DJ Premier Blog gets the drop on the title track to Group Home’s upcoming Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal LP. LISTEN: Group Home – “G.U.R.U.” (feat. Jeru The Damaja) (MP3) Group Home – “G.U.R.U.” (feat. Jeru The Damaja) (MP3)
There are versions of this freestyle session floating around the innanet, but we noticed most of them are a paltry five minutes long. UNACCEPTABLE! We dug into the cassette archives and released the full, uncut, 18 minute session, as each Jeru, Cappadonna, and Ghostface take over the Tim Westwood show in 1996. 45 megs of [cont.]
With the dissipation of the Gang Starr foundation, Jeru The Damaja was left out in the cold by his former compadres, Guru and DJ Premier. The beef was put in the public eye with an underground track from Jeru called “Friends”, which was responded to by Gang Starr on Moment of Truth’s “B.I. Vs. Friendship”. It was once [cont.]
LOUISVILLE, KT – It was a big day at Louisville’s Garden Square Mall on Saturday. Literally thousands of teenage girls rushed to see the newest heartthrob in entertainment, Jeru The Damaja. Jeru arrived at the mall at 12 P.M. and his performance was held inside Contempo, which was filled beyond capacity with many of his [cont.]
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