SPOTLIGHT: DAP The Contract Plays With Genre & Defies Expectations (Audio / Video)

Often times, for as colorful and diverse as Hip-Hop music may appear, there is a constant cry for more originality. There are storytellers, social activists, party-starters, and technically-savvy lyricists, but the genre arguably misses the eclecticism and diversity among the new class, at least at a certain skill level. A... Read more

Can you imagine DJ Premier and Nas rocking a classical music track? You don’t need to…as part of a documentary by RE: GENERATION about the history of music, Primo was commissioned to create a classical music track and he and Nas did a collabo with the Berklee School of Music Orchestra.

The film also chronicles the journey of 4 other producers creating music outside of their traditional genres, including Mark Ronson making a jazz track with Erykah Badu.  The film won't be released until 2012, but you can check out a trailer featuring Premier preparing for his track below.  Seeing how... Read more