AND MAKES ME DIZZY...LOL
Blaq Poet’s new album Tha Blaqprint has the cosign that most rappers would give a limb to have. That co-sign is DJ Premier and in this new short video, his praise to Blaq Poet is front and center stage. The video features Premier talking Tha Blaqprint and he’s so excited about the new album he can’t sit still. Watch and listen as Preemo spins in circles (literally) and discusses Poet’s history in the game and what makes Poet unique. Poet’s signature hard-core sound is only one of the many reasons why DJ Premier crafted all but two of the Tha Blaqprint’s beats and made it the debut release on his new label, Year Round Records.
As Premier details in the video, Blaq, a native and current resident of the Queensbridge projects, first made a name for himself in 1987 and has had continued success over the years through work with his group, Screwball, and as a solo artist. After his initial work with Screwball, Blaq released his first solo LP, 2006’s Rewind: Deja Screw, and he is looking to follow that success on June 30th with Tha Blaqprint. Featuring the gritty, New York boom-bap sound that Poet and Premier helped pioneer throughout their illustrious careers, the album will serve as a return to hip-hop’s original rawsounds.