Exclusive: DJ Premier Breaks Down Year Round Records', New Compliation

(AllHipHop News) DJ Premier recently sat down to talk with AllHipHop.com about his label's first compilation and working with the various artists on the label, as well as veterans. Year Round Records' first release Get Used To Us is a compilation record that features guest appearances from Styles P., Joell Ortiz, Saigon, Freddie Foxxx, KRS-One, Grand Puba and others. According to Premier, Year Round has six albums lined up for 2011: KRS-One's Return of the Boom Bip, Pete Rock Vs. DJ Premier, Freddie Foxxx's The Kolexion, NYG'z's Hustlaz Union: Local NYG, Nick Jovas' Destination Unknown and Tef's album Contraband. "It's a beautiful thing that everyone has a vision, because I have always been a visionary, which is why i've existed all these years, 22 years professionally," DJ Premier told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive interview. According to Preem, Get Used To Us is a sampling of the material to come from Year Round Records, which is focusing on developing new acts, by introducing them along side established veterans. "With the compilation, I took two or three projects from every project, remixes we did on vinyl, so I said let's put all that [out]," DJ Premier told AllHipHop.com. DJ Premier stated that his label's debut offering would be available digitally and in several other traditional formats. In addition to stores like Best Buy and Target, Preem stated that the album would also be available in mom and pop stores and on vinyl. "Best Buy, Target will carry my stuff. I know all the underground stores that still carry vinyl for sampling and digging…some people want to have the physical product," DJ Premier explained. "I still like to read the linear notes and read everything and just look at the CD and the artwork. I want to provide that."Although the acts on Year Round Records are establishing their identities and building their brands, DJ Premier hand selected each artist because of their individuality, their professionalism and their ability to execute the vision for their music. "Artist wise, everybody has their own lane," Premier continued. "You gotta have a good live show, you gotta make good records, know how to interview, you gotta know how to put your image out there. With all these guys, I've never had to sit down and go 'we'll what do you want to do?' As an artist, that means you paint pictures, how can you not visualize how you see yourself?Year Round Records: Get Used To Us is due in stores on December 7th, 2010.