DJ Premier listar 2012 års bästa skivor

Premo blickar tillbaka på musikåret som har gått och ger även sitt resonemang bakom valen.



Lite senare än de flesta andra kommer DJ Premier, genom sin fansite, ut med sin topp 20 över 2012 års bästa skivor, tillsammans med några hedersomnämningar. Med detta bifogar han även guiden för hur han gör sina val. Föga överraskande, men ändå lagom ödmjukt har han placerat sin egen medverkan på en respektabel andraplats. Läs listan och guiden nedan och tyck till! Eller som Premo själv säger: “As I say every year, if you don’t like my list, fuck it make your own!”



DJ Premiers favoritalbum 2012:



20. Torae – Off The Record

19. Saigon – Greatest Story Never Told Pt. 2: Breads And Circuses

18. Slaughterhouse – Welcome To: Our House

17. Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred

16. Masta Ace & MF DOOM – MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne

15. Roc Marciano – Reloaded

14. 9th Wonder & Buckshot – The Solution

13. Public Enemy – Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp

12. Vinnie Paz – Gods Of The Serengeti

11. Lil Fame & Termanology – Fizzyology

10. Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

9. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city

8. Action Bronson & Alchemist – Rare Chandeliers

7. 9th Wonder & Murs – The Final Adventure

6. Sean Price – Mic Tyson

5. Wu-Block – Wu-Block

4. Showbiz & A.G. – Mugshot Music (Preloaded)

3. Nas – Life Is Good

2. DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – Kolexxxion

1. O.C. & Apollo Brown – Trophies



Hedersomnämningar: Mayhem Lauren – Mandatory Brunch Meetings, Fresh Vetz -The Tape Effect, Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music, Nutso – Behind These Bars, Craig G. – Ramblings Of An Angry Old Man, Big Shug – I.M.4Eva, La Coka Nostra – Masters Of The Dark Arts, Ice Water (aka WOADAH) – Holy Water, Bishop Lamont – The Layover, 1982 – 2012, Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson – Dice Game, Large Professor – Professor @ Large.



DJ Premiers resonemang för valen:



“Just in case y’all forgot, I base my list on:



1) Beats selection


2) Lyrics and content that make sense


3) Flows and wordplay and your voice


4) I don’t care how many records you sold and how much your record was played on commercial radio, I live hip hop culture and I respect my pioneers that allowed me to do hip hop as a career


5) Concepts and overall body of making a full LP including the sequence of how your LP flows is so important when I pop it in my sound system



I still judge listening to music on either a boom box or driving in my ride, no iPods and shit. I stick to tradition of how hip hop was played when it made an impact on my life.


As I say every year, if you don’t like my list, fuck it make your own!


One note I will make: I meant to list the Game’s “Jesus Piece” in my list and it was an oversight so I won’t change this list because of my mistake. I still wanted to make a note of it being that I liked his album and I’m still bumpin it in the ride.



Let the hate begin…”