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DJ Premier, Nas Remix Classical Music With The Berklee Symphony Orchestra


Recently<em> Vibe Magazine linked up with DJ Premier, Nas, and The Berklee Symphony Orchestra as a part of Hyundai’s RE:GENERATION project.

As part of the project, “Primo” was given classical music and met with former classical music professor at Juilliard, Bruce Adolphe. Setting out to study classical music theory, and the inspirations of some of the genre’s famous composers, the eventual product is a legendary track with Premier, Nas and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra.

After learning about classical music and its composers, DJ Premier purchased records of classical symphonies on vinyl and chopped them up to make a song of his own.

RE:GENERATION then had DJ Premier partner with Stephen Webber, a professor and conductor at the Berklee College of Music. Teaching Premier how to conduct in studio, Webber helped the DJ and production legend lead a 58-piece Berklee Symphony Orchestra.

Nas later laid out a verse on the epic track which is featured in the video below.

Presented by Hyundai Veloster, RE:GENERATION is a documentary film that follows DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music.

Learn more at ReGenerationMusicProject.com

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  • Ok, now I understand why the beat was kinda soft , but still good considering what they were working with.
    The only other rap I heard to live instruments was Run DMC ( Walk This Way ) & :
    The Brand New Heavies:

    Kool G Rap & brand New Heavies – Death Threat
    ( Kool G Rap screams bloody Murder over elevator music…Hot $hyt )

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    NOT GONNA LIE THIS IS KINDA WACK,THE LONGER THEY STAY AWAY FROM DOING A REL; TRACK THE WEAKER ITS GETS WHEN THEY DO COME TOGETHER?????

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  • really amazing if you like music, music is so dynamic that more of this needs to happen. 

  • l988TheGreat

    BOB POWER
    IVAN “DOC” RODRIGEZ
    OR EDDIE SANCHO.

    SOUND BIGGA NIGGA!!!!

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