DJ Premier’s Singer Torii Wolf Readies Her Album. Preemo Is Producing 9 Joints (Audio)
For the last year and a half, DJ Premier has devoted much of his attention to Torii Wolf. The Gang Starr producer has cemented a reputation for helping great MCs on their debut albums. Whether JAY-Z, Nas, Biggie, Prodigy, J-Live, Jeru The Damaja, or Non-Phixion, Preemo supplied the heat. Torii is an artist of another kind; she does not rap. Instead, the singer complements Premier productions with soaring range and sharp melodic turns.
After a series of a la carte songs and videos (including a Dilated Peoples collabo), Torii’s album is coming. Flow Riiot is releasing September 29 on Preemo’s second record label, TTT (To The Top). Moreover, he is producing nine of the 15 songs:
1.) “Everlasting Peace” (produced by DJ Premier)
2.) “Meant To Do” (produced by DJ Premier)
3.) “1st” (produced by DJ Premier)
4.) “Big Big Trouble” (produced by DJ Premier)
5.) “Body” (Produced by araabMUZIK)
6.) “I’d Wait Forever And A Day For You” (produced by DJ Premier)
7.) “Take It Up On Monday” (Produced by King Of Chill)
8.) “Go From Here” (produced by DJ Premier)
9.) “Shadows Crawl” (produced by DJ Premier)
10.) “Nobody Around” (produced by DJ Premier)
11.) “You’re Not There” (Produced by King Of Chill)
12.) “Where We Belong” (produced by DJ Premier)
13.) “Free” f/ Macklemore & DJ Premier (Produced by King Of Chill)
14.) “Pain Killer” (Produced by Mike Zombie)
15.) “Moscow” (Produced by Torii Wolf)
With the announcement, the single “Free” releases. The lone Rap feature of the LP comes by way of past Premier collaborator and Grammy Award-winner Macklemore. While produced by King Of Chill (MC Lyte, Audio Two), Preemo is credited as a partner on the track.
In June, Preemo’s Year Round Records released MC Eiht’s Which Way Iz West LP.