DJ Premier Ranks No. 3 As Nas’ Best Go-To Producer

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    Nas "2nd Childhood" [Produced by DJ Premier], <em>Stillmatic</em> (2001)
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    Nas "Come Get Me" [Produced by DJ Premier], <em>Nastradamus</em> (1999)
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    Nas "Nas Is Like" [Produced by DJ Premier], <em>I Am</em> (1999)
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    Nas "N.Y. State of Mind Pt. II" [Produced by DJ Premier], <em>I Am</em> (1999)
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    Nas "I Gave You Power" [Produced by DJ Premier], <em>It Was Written</em> (1996)
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    Nas "Represent" [Produced by DJ Premier], <em>Illmatic</em> (1994)
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    Nas "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)" [Produced by DJ Premier], <em>Illmatic</em> (1994)
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    Nas "N.Y. State of Mind" [Produced by DJ Premier], <em>Illmatic</em> (1994)
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    DJ Premier Ranks No. 3 As Nas’ Best Go-To Producer
    There’s a reason rap fans are still yearning for a full-length Nas and DJ Premier album. Primo’s signature sound seems to bring the best out of the Nasty MC. He’s historically written some of his most creative rhymes to Preme’s soundscapes. “NY State of Mind” painted a vivid portrait of changing times in the Big Apple in the early ‘90s. “I Gave U Power” tackled gun violence from the perspective of the firearm. And, ”Second Childhood” put a fresh spin on a never-ending topic: growing pains in the hood. This duo is batting a thousand.<br /><br /><strong>Released Tracks:</strong> 8 <br /><strong>Album Appearances (1pt):</strong> 5 = 5 pts<br /><strong>Officially Released Singles (2pts):</strong> 1 = 2 pts<br /><strong>Grammy Nominations (3pts):</strong> 0<br /><strong>Top 40 Singles on the <em>Billboard</em> Hot 100 (4pts):</strong> 0<br /><strong>Signature Track (s) (5pts):</strong> “NY State of Mind,” “Memory Lane,” “Represent,” “I Gave U Power,” “Nas Is Like”: 5 = 25 pts<br /><strong>Total:</strong> 32 points<br /><br /><strong>Click <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/features/2012/08/l-e-s-ranks-no-4-as-nas’-best-go-to-producer" target="_blank">here</a> to see Nas’ No. 6 Go-To Producer, and stay tuned as <em>XXL</em> reveals Nas’ Best Go-To Producers throughout the week.</strong>
  • Tic706

    I gotta hear this one. My number 1 and 3 rappers of all time with Premo on a trk? I’m on it.

  • that nigga

    That song is SPECIAL!!!! Liked Scarface’s reaction to Nas’ verse. He said “fuck my verse, play his shit again”! Classic

  • Real Talk

    salaam is a good producer but over dj premier? and large pro? ionoo

  • neic

    salaam remi aint that hot to me i dont understand y nas keep workin with him. the shit they make together be wack as fuck

  • http://iamattaboy.com attaboy12

    Who came up with this list. It’s such a not good thing. XXL is my favorite magazine (HIP HOP), but articles and things like this is what made THE SOURCE mag crumble. Large Professor and DJ Premo are great producers as well as Salaam Remi, but we have to stop putting our musicians against each other. Hip hop music is heavily based on battling, but the mainstream is bidding off the music too much with this who’s better, etc shit. Nas is my favorite artist ever, but his music and instrumentals (producers) inspires of all ages and genres; which is helped alot by what music he choses to rap over. Please come up with an article that will mean something in long run… I don’t wanna c u this mag falter like the source.

  • land lord

    Props to XXL for giving the producers shine!