EDO.G is back with on a vintage track from DJ Premier…it’s a perfect opportunity for a new installment of PREEM-EAR.

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PREEM-EAR: EDO G “FAST LANE”

It’s been a minute, so if you don’t recall or your new to AFH, PREEM-EAR is the column in which I break down DJ Premier tracks–many of which may not have gotten the shine they deserved.  Fast Lane is an exception because it’s new AND it’s getting shine, but I couldn’t let this one pass by without a few words. 90’s hip hop head EDO. G, of “Be A Father….” fame (you can watch that after the jump), is dropping a new studio release called “A FACE IN THE CROWD”.

Fast Lane, the first single, is produced by DJ Premier.  It’s definitely classic PREEM, with prominent strings that make it feel like a “missing” GANGSTARR track.

At first glance you may think that EDO has been on a twenty year hiatus. Now-Cypher! He’s actually been on his grind for, pretty much, the entirety of his 20 year career. Since 1991, the Roxbury native has never been more than 4 years removed from a studio release. Check his discography.

Take note of the PETE ROCK collab album “MY OWN WORST ENEMY”. It’s a great listen! Here’s a stream of the album:

And of course, you can’t forget the song that put EDO. G on the map, “BE A FATHER TO YOUR CHILD

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Omar Akil