DJ Premier Releases The First Single With His Band, The BADDER (Video)

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2015 began with an announcement that Hip-Hop turntablist/production legend DJ Premier was heading up a new band. Soon after, the collective did a stint of dates in Asia, followed by some American appearances. After just rehearsal footage, Preemo shares the first video single from the crew (known as The BADDER).

“BPATTER” shows the band’s extensive instrumentation, Premier’s post as band leader (which Heads will notice vocally), and the Jazz-informed style.

What do you think of this new sound and style?

#BonusBeat: Remember Preemo’s last band of this kind, 21 years ago?

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