DJ Premier x Nas x The Berklee Symphony Orchestra – Regeneration

VIBE, Preemo, Nas and The Berklee Symphony Orchestra come together to create a track for the RE:GENERATION documentary film project.

DJ Premier was given Classical and began his immersion into the genre with Bruce Adolphe, a former classical music professor at Juilliard. They met at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music not far from DJ Premier’s home in NY. After learning about classical music theory, the inspirations of some of the genre’s most profound composers and how traditional pieces are structured, DJ Premier went out and bought tons of classical symphonies on vinyl to mash up his own creation. We then took that mash-up and orchestrated it for sheet music. In the first step of the actual recording process, DJ Premier partnered with Stephen Webber, a professor and conductor at the Berklee College of Music. Steven taught Premier how to conduct and helped him in studio with the 58-piece Berklee Symphony Orchestra you hear on the track. Of all the takes, the one you hear is the “wild” version (which means they recorded it without the metronome in their headphones) DJ Premier conducted himself. Then DJ Premier brought that instrumental track back home to NY and Nas laid down his rhyme on top of it.

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Previously: Nas ft. Rick Ross – Its A Tower Heist

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255 Responses to “DJ Premier x Nas x The Berklee Symphony Orchestra – Regeneration”

  1. Jackson7 Says:

    b Says:

    October 27th, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    @ land, 2 chainz is a very entertaining cat, its not so much about his lyrics, he says some cool slick shit and his voice is very unique(no homo).he is very listenable


    cant fuck with it..

    i gave it a shot for about a good 2 or 3 minutes…

    no bueno

  2. Jackson7 Says:

    when i need balance i listen to women sing

    toni braxton
    chaka khan
    diana ross
    martha reeves
    jill scotts first album
    minnie riperton
    emilio rojas

  3. sarjo1988 Says:

    new post tho

  4. plug Says:

    2 chains reminds me of Devin the dude

    altho they sound and rap nothing alike

    its like they having so much fun and dont care about making money of there music

    which is why it knocks so hard

  5. NovemberEnd Says:

    all these country ass niggas sound so foolish rapping… sounds like they making fun of they own selves..

    self parody meets actual fact rap..

    cosign free speech therapy for southern rappers so they can all sound like jay electronica and phonte’
    southern rappers are content with sounding like that ..

    Jay Elec is a rapping savant
    Phonte is an anomaly

    VA/NC niggas ain’t 100% bammafied out

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