The historic D&D Studios on West 37th St. in New York City was home to some of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time, from Notorious B.I.G. to KRS-One. This coming Wednesday, January 7th, DJ Premier, the owner of HeadQCourterz (as he renamed it in honor of his deceased friend Kenneth Walker after buying the space from it’s previous owners) will finish shutting down the legendary studio and officially move his operation to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Long Island City, Queens.
New York Observer recently spoke with Premier at length, and the interview is an eye-popping look at the Gangstarr producer’s process for recording. Buried in the interview, however, is the following little jewel:
Earlier this month, you put out an album with Detroit’s Royce Da 5’9” under the group name PRhyme. What are your plans for that project and future PRhyme releases?
The album’s doing really good. We’re shooting a video for every song on it and Royce and I are hitting the road in February. We’re also getting ready to release the deluxe version with three to five new cuts on it. I can’t name all of the artists on it, but we’ve got MF Doom on one. We’re putting that out on 45-inch box set and digital.
Yes, you read that right – there is a deluxe version of PRhyme coming out, and DOOM is on it. We’re impatiently waiting.