(TIML MUSIC) On the 25 year anniversary of PayDay Records, Ultra Music founder Patrick Moxey is relaunching the company. Legendary Hip Hop producer and Gang Starr member DJ Premier reunited with Moxey as the first act on the label.
“It’s a dream to be able to work with the legendary DJ Premier on this record,” offers Ferg. “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 adds, “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.”
Payday returns with its first single “Our Streets” by Premier featuring A$AP Ferg. The label’s next releases will be Pell’s “chirpin’” single (November 10) as well as the New Orleans-born musician’s girasoul EP (December 8).