“I bought J. Cole’s KOD LP as soon as it dropped with no warning to the fans; which I too am a fan,” DJ Premier shares via a statement posted to SoundCloud, breaking down the reasoning behind today’s “1966” rework. “‘1985’ resonated with me immediately so I asked Cole if I could get the Acapella and do an underground DJ version just for fun.” After Premier showed interest, J. Cole sent over the record and the legendary beatsmith worked his magic. “I just pieced some stab samples to keep it on some boom bap shit,” he explains.
You can stream DJ Premier’s “1966” remix of “1985” below. In the near future, don’t be surprised if you hear some DJ Premier beats on Drake’s next studio album.
Last week, J. Cole once again made headlines for engaging in an expansive sitdown with Lil Pump.