(AllHipHop News) For all the talk about a generation gap in Hip Hop, there is still a lot of connections being made between Golden Era stars and modern emcees. For example, the renowned producer DJ Premier and 2010s hitmaker A$AP Ferg teamed up for the "Our Streets" single.
"It's a dream to be able to work with the legendary DJ Premier on this record,” stated Ferg about the song. “Preemo has worked with all the NYC Hip Hop icons and greats - Nas, Biggie, Guru, Hov, KRS-One, and The Lox. Just knowing I was working with him pushed me as an MC.”
Premier said, "With Ferg, or anybody I work with, they already know my history so they know that I come from the 90s era. Ferg just automatically said 'Don't do what I've been doing on my albums - I want you to do a Preemo style and let me show I can rap to that,' so I was like 'let's do it.' Everybody was happy off jump - no suggestions, no 'I think we should go this direction' - it was an automatic in, out, done, in one day."
The two Hip Hop representatives took it a step further by participating in a video for The Fader. The conversation features Premier and Ferg asking each other about their lives, careers, and more.
Watch the "When A$AP Ferg Met DJ Premier" interview above.