This recently released piece of footage focuses on M.O.P. emcee Lil’ Fame, as DJ Premier and Fame speak about their work on “Rap Addiction” from Blaq Poet’s latest album, Tha Blaqprint. From Premier getting Fame involved in “Rap Addiction,” to the way Fame laid down his verse, to the M.OP. member’s admiration for Blaq Poet, this video gives much of the back story to one the fan favorite tracks featured on Blaq Poet’s recently released, highly acclaimed album. Tha Blaqprint is now available in stores and online everywhere.
Also, make sure to check out Blaq Poet and DJ JS-1 tonight at S.O.B.’s as they celebrate at their joint album release show together. Blaq Poet and DJ JS-1 will perform, along with a who’s who line-up of fellow New York legends such as DJ Premier, Lil’ Fame, NORE, NYGz, Large Professor, Sadat X, Marco Polo & Torae, Masta Ace, OC, Nick Javas, and many more, including a few surprise guests, to celebrate the release of Blaq Poet’s long-awaited Tha Blaqprint and DJ JS-1’s No Sell Out albums.
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Blaq Poet, a Queensbridge, NY native, first made a name for himself in 1987, entering his name into the legendary battle of Queens vs. The Bronx with his song “Beat You Down,” a scathing attack on KRS-One. Later, honoring a dead friend and namesake, he formed the hardcore rap group Screwball, comprised of other QB spitters Hostyle, Solo, and Poetâ€™s cousin KL. Elsewhere, he appeared on the anthemic LP Nas Presents Queensbridgeâ€™s Finest, alongside Jungle and Cormega on â€œStraight Outta Q.B.â€ Blaq Poetâ€™s refusal to dilute his subject matter or soften his cadence attracted the interest of rapâ€™s most legendary producer, DJ Premier. Preemo, along with fellow luminaries Pete Rock and Marley Marl, laced Screwballâ€™s Y2K album with Poetâ€™s beloved boom-bap. A second album, Loyalty, would follow the next year, thereafter the Screwed Up compilation in 2004. Premier also lent his sonic signature to Poetâ€™s 2006 solid solo debut, Rewind: Deja Screw. Preemo then inked Blaq Poet to his own Year Round Records label. Blaq Poet’s new album, Tha Blaqprint, is available everywhere now from Year Round Records via Fat Beats Distribution.
DJ Premier & Lil’ Fame (of M.O.P.) On Poet & Tha Blaqprint
“Stretch Marks and Cigarette Burns” feat. Panchi & Imani Montana