With Walking With Lions dropping May 8th, the Jamo Gang are back at the DopeHouse with a fourth single off their forthcoming debut album.
Following “38 Minutes” with Sick Jacken and Slaine, “Runyon Canyon” with Slipknot’s Sid Wilson, and “Belushi & Aykroyd,” the trio of Ras Kass, El Gant and J57 keep it coming with “The 1st Time” which pairs DJ Premier and Slug (of Atmosphere) on a record for, well… the very first time.
“We were all in the studio hanging out with Premier one night, and Preem played a few things he had in the chamber,” El Gant recalls. “We really liked the vibe to it, and the rest is history. J57 thought it was the perfect song to ask Slug to be a part of and he was with it. It is really exciting for us to have these two togetherfor the first time on one of our songs.”
“This song means a LOT to us,” J57 adds. “This is my first time rhyming on a DJ Premier beat and working with Slug, two people I’ve looked up to for many years before becoming friends with them. This is perfect. Premier even brought in legendary piano player, Tyler Kimbro to bless the track, which was also an honor.”
Press play on “The 1st Time” below and be sure to pick up Jamo Gang’s Walking With Lions album on May 8th.