(AllHipHop News) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are prepping to release their next full length album on February 26. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made will include contributions from several Hip Hop legends. For example, the track “Buckshot” features rap G.O.A.T. contender KRS-One and producing icon DJ Premier.
“Macklemore’s manager reached out to my manager Ian and told him that they wanted me to hook up a scratch sequence to tie in the lyrics that Ben [Macklemore] wrote,” explains Premier on how the song came together. “Ryan did the track and we got on the phone to discuss the theme about their younger days running the streets and tagging graffiti. I draw as well, so it made total sense!”
He continues, “After I sent my parts back, they asked if I knew how to get in touch with Kris [KRS-One]. I reached out to Kris’s wife and since he is a dope graffiti artist as well, he was the perfect choice and he laced the verse overnight. The whole combination made it a complete jam for the history books.”
Besides working with Macklemore, Lewis and KRS, Premo also produced a recent cut for Yuna’s upcoming album Chapters, due out on May 20. “Places To Go” provides a classic Hip Hop soundbed for the Malaysian singer-songwriter to display her vocals. Fans of the New York based super-producer should be on the lookout for PRhyme 2 with Royce da 5’9″ as well.
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Listen to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Buckshot” featuring KRS-One & DJ Premier and Yuna’s “Places To Go” produced by DJ Premier below.