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DJ Premier ft. A$AP Ferg- Our Streets

In Hip Hop by Tom Hill


“Primo put the soul in it” raps A$AP Ferg over latest collaboration Our Streets which sees the A$AP Mob member teaming up with veteran producer DJ Premier. The claim is certainly true. Marking a change from the usual trap style of Ferg’s music Primo does what he does best and lays on a head bobbing boom bap beat of raw percussion and vinyl scratching. Ferg takes to the vibe well paying homage to Gang Starr and Premier’s former partner Guru and clearly relishes the opportunity to flow over an old school beat with some more reflective bars- “I just want somethin’ real, I’m tired of the ass shotsDon’t wanna go to the club, I’m tired of them trap spotsMy generation’s stuck on stupid, Showin’ guns on the ‘Gram, but no one use it”.  Seeing collaborations between artists of different eras and styles like this is certainly encouraging and it will be interesting to see what future work we might see from these two.