By October 20, 2010

DJ Premier Wants to Work With Drake, J.Cole; Says They Are Bringing Lyricism to Hip Hop

Premier on meeting Drake and his lyricism:

“I saw Drake at the Yankee Stadium [concert with Jay-Z and Eminem for their Home & Home Tour] and he [was] just like bowing and all that. I’m like, ‘Nah you ain’t gotta do that, man.’ And he’s like, ‘Dude, I wanna work with you.’ And I was like, ‘Dude, I wanna work with you.’ He brought lyricism back. For a 22-year-old man, he brought lyricism back. When [Gang Starr's] Step In The Arena came out, I was 22-years-old. And I just thought about it, I was like, Damn, I was a youngster. I wasn’t 30, 31. I was 22 and coming with heat. And that’s why I like that he’s bringing stuff back.”

Additionally, Premier says of J.Cole:

“J. Cole, I like that he’s bringing lyrics back”

Via XXL

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