Brooklyn MC Wais P stopped by the AllHipHop.com offices for the new year to break down his ambitious and well-rounded mixtape, Premo Pimpin, which was the third project he released in 2011.
Wais has a very simple motto and work ethic: “If you not working, you’re not relevant. If you not here to work and put out, as well as quality, a nice body of work, then you’re getting left behind.”
The former Da Ranjahz member’s mixtape features, not just beats from the legendary DJ Premier but, a co-sign from him as well. All of the 11-track tape’s production comes from Premier’s Beats That Collected Dust (Vol. 2).
When asked about how the project came together, Wais said, “I want people to know this is just not me snatching a bunch of unreleased Premo beats and rocking over them. I got the call from Fat Gary and the go-ahead from Premo; it was actually their idea.”
Wais P breaks down tracks two, four, and six from Premo Pimpin: “Multiple Sclerosis,” “Money In the Yard,” and “Lessons,” in the video after the song clips below:
“Money In the Yard”:
In the second part of AllHipHop.com’s interview with Wais P, he talks about the project’s last three songs: “Come Back To Collect,” “When the Cops Come,” and “Amphitheater.”
“Come Back to Collect”:
“When the Cops Come”:
Follow Wais P on Twitter: @WaisTheP