Fresh from masterfully manipulating the sounds of instrumentalist Adrian Younge for his PRhyme project with Royce Da 5’9″, DJ Premier announced that he had assembled a live band and would be going out on tour in Japan.
“I put a live band together because I’ve always dreamed of being in one ever since I was a kid,” he said in a statement. “I have a funky group of players assembled to play my classics and perform new things.”
DJ Premier is joined in the band by Brady Watt (Bass), Lenny “The Ox” Reece (Drums), Takuya Kuroda (Horns and Keys) and Corey King (Trombone and Keys).
“I can play a little drums, bass and guitar but not like these guys, so I will stay on the wheels. In a short four-days of meeting and rehearsing we clicked as if we knew each other for years. This is a new adventure into expanding my brand. I will always DJ, produce and be an artist because that’s what artist’s do. We open new lanes, but never close the lanes that we already opened. Keeping the roots of your foundation in tact is what gives you longevity. Basically what I’m saying is: Let’s Ride!!”
DJ Premier is now taking suggestions on potential names for his new live band, Tweet your suggestion to him directly on Twitter @REALDJPREMIER, or head to premierwuzhere.com and comment below the video posting.
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