by Sean Maloney
Remember how last week I mentioned that the dudes over at The Boom Bap had big news but I couldn't tell you what it was? Yeah, well, I can talk about it now, but I'm going to guess that you already heard: DJ Premier is going to be playing the next edition of The Boom Bap at Mai on Friday, July 27. This is about as boom-bappy as The Boom Bap could ever get, possibly the pinnacle of their years-long run as one of Nashville's, um, premiere parties. I had originally intended to put together a normal, run-of-the-mill P&B post, but after trying to pick just one Premier track to post, I've decided to say "Fuck it!" and just scour YouTube for Preemo beats for the rest of the afternoon. If you listen closely, you can hear my editor groan, "Dude, you do that every Friday." You know my steez, so to speak. After the jump, check some of my all-time favorite tracks from one of the greatest producers hip-hop has ever known. An afternoon listening to Preemo cuts is an afternoon well spent.