Our Interview w/ the Legendary DJ Premier of Gang Starr

Davey D interviews the legendary Dj Premiere at RTB 2010 Bay Area for hip-hop.com. They discuss what it takes to be a dj, the passing of longtime former partner Guru. We talk about the special tributes held for Guru after his death. We talk about DJ Premiere’s hip-hop beginnings starting in Houston, Texas and culminating in NY. Most importantly we talk about the art of producing.. We discuss at length some of Premiers favorite producers..You’ll never guess who he’s included in his list.


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The World is Mine…Breakdown FM Episode #32 w/ Ice Cube

Click HERE to listen to this weeks Mix & Interview photo credit: Ani Yapundzhyan


It’s always a fun to do our weekly mix show because we can not only dig deep, but also re-live memorable Hip Hop moments. One of the highlights we experienced was our interview with Ice Cube during the height of the Hyphy Movement. You’ll enjoy this conversation we had with Ice Cube where he gives his take on the Bay Area, rapping vs acting and what it takes to be an emcee and a B-Boy. He talks about how he finally took time out to focus on his album. He also talks about Black-Brown relationships..

During our second hour we go digging in the crates and pull out some classic Digital Underground, Digable Planets, Fu-Schnickens, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr and Queen Latifah to name a few..We added a couple lf videos for you to check out as well..Lots of tasty beats to move your feet.. enjoy
-Davey D-

01-Superstar Quam Allah w/ Taj ‘I Want More’
02-Gang Starr – ‘ALONGWAYTOGO’
03-Ice Cube & Dr Dre – ‘Natural Born Killaz’-clean
04-Big Noyd-Ice Cube Intv
05-Westside Connection – ‘Bow Down’
06-Ice Cube – ‘Who’s the Mack’
07-Ice Cube – ‘Legal Paper’
08-Ice cube – Hello  (Ice Cube intv)
09-Ice Cube – ‘Growin’ Up’
10-Ice Cube – ‘Bird in the Hand’
11-Ice Cube – ‘Ghetto Bird’
12-Raekwon – ‘Ice Cream’
13-Digital Underground – ‘Underwater Rimes’ [Remix]
14-Digable Planets – ‘Dial 7’ (Axioms of Creamy Spies)
15-A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Buggin’ Out’
16-J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – ‘Alive’ feat. Crown City Rockers & Jrod Indigo
17-J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – ‘For Your Love’ feat. Zumbi of Zion I & Rithma
18-Zion I-‘The Bay’ rmx
19-Gang Starr -‘Here Today, Gone Tommorow’ (Jesse Jackson 1984 speech) rmx)
20-Gang Starr- w/Big Shug & Freddie Foxx – ‘The Militia’
21-Fu-Schnickens – ‘True Fuschnick’
22-Black Moon – ‘Who Got The Props’
23-Kofy Brown – ‘Playing fields’ rmx
24-Queen Latifah – ‘Evil That Men Do’
25-Roxxane Shante – ‘Have a Nice Day’
26-Mobb Deep – ‘Still Shinin’ (Martin Luther King-Been to the Mountain top)


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Breakdown FM on All day Play radio Our Tribute to Guru of Gang Starr

Last week we lost an icon.. Keith Elam aka Guru. He was a friend who I’ve known for almost 20 years. He was more rthan just a rapper with nice flows or a unique voice. He was a cat with keen insight and sense of history. My fear is that Guru will be underrated until a future generation re-discovers his music and appreciates how far ahead of the curve he was.. The songs we played last week don’t even began to scratch the surface.. Enjoy

-Davey D- 

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01-Funkdoobiest ‘Dedicated’

02-Guru ‘For You’

03-Guru w/ Omar ‘JazzStyle’

04-Gang Starr w/ Jodeci ‘Royalty’

05-Gang Starr ‘Alongwaytogo’

06-Gang Starr w/ Big Shug & Freddie Foxx ‘The Militia’

07-Gang Starr ‘Step Into the Arena’

08-Gang Starr ‘Mass Appeal’

09-Malcolm X ‘BVallot or the Bullet’

10-Gang Starr ‘Who Got Gunz’

11-Gang Starr ‘Mostly the Voice’

12-Guru ‘Sights of the City’

13-Guru w/ Styles P ‘Don Status’

14-Gang Starr ‘Speak Ya Clout’

15-Davey D Old School Mega Mix’

16-Raekwon ‘Ice Cream

17-Gang Starr ‘Riot Akt’

18-Gang Starr ‘Peace of Mine’

19-Gang Starr ‘FALA

20-Gang Starr ‘Blowin’ Up the Spot’

21-Gang Starr ‘Words I Manifest’

22-Gang Starr ‘Full Clip’

23-Gang Starr ‘Words from the Nutcracker’

24-Gang Starr ‘Code of the Streets’

25-Gang Starr w/ Tony Touch ‘The Piece Maker’

26-Guru, Marcy Gray w/ Mos Def ‘I Committed Murder’

27-Gang Starr ‘I Know My Steeze’

28-Gang Starr w/Kurupt, ‘Lady of Rage ‘I know My Steez’

29-Guru ‘Looking ‘Through Darkness’

30-Guru w/Vivian Green ‘Fine and Free’

31-Guru ‘Lost Souls’

32-Guru w/ Brownman ‘Universal Struggle’

33-Guru ‘Who’s There’

34-Gang Starr ‘Street Ministry’