That Dilated Peoples sample really jumps out on Torii Wolf’s DJ Premier produced single “1st,” so it’s only right that she got Evidence and Rakaa to come through with some bars on the remix. I was a big fan of the original song, but this remix definitely takes the track up a few levels. Preemo adds some more flavor to the production while Dilated Peoples amplify the song’s emotion. Says Premier of the remix:
I changed the arrangement of Torii’s verses and removed the second verse completely… I added some extra piano harmonies and it fit on the first attempt. I played all of the sounds; including the piano so there are no samples on the original nor the remix. Ev and Rakaa sent me 24 bars in total and I split them up into a sixteen and an eight bar set up. They sounded so good from the original it was a no brainer to get them on the Remix.
Look for Torii Wolf’s debut solo LP, Flow Riiot (entirely produced by DJ Premier), to drop later this year.