DJ Premier goes back in time with his “1966” remix to J. Cole’s “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’).” The legendary producer takes the original KOD instrumental and adds his Midas touch for an underground version, which was approved by Cole himself.
“I bought J. Cole’s KOD LP as soon as it dropped with no warning to the fans; which I too am a fan,” said Premier. “‘1985’ resonated with me immediately, so I asked Cole if I could get the a capella and do an underground DJ version just for fun. He sent it and I just pieced some stab samples to keep it on some boom bap shit. Here it is!”
— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) May 29, 2018
The original track, which ignited a feud with Lil Pump, can be found on Cole’s chart-topping album KOD.
Hear Primo’s throwback remix below.