What do you get when you combine DJ Premier, the track master Rolling Stone dubbed The Greatest Hip-Hop Producer of All Time, whose productions appeared on hip-hop's most important records, including those by his own group Gang Starr, Nas's Illmatic (1994), The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die (1994), Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt (1996), and Mos Def's Black on Both Sides (1999), with underground hip-hop legend Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx), whose album Industry Shakedown (2000) still resonates within the industry? You get 17 premier produced tracks of pure hip-hop magic called The KoleXXXion. Don't miss the release party for this soon-to-be legendary record from Premier and Bumpy, with a little help from a few friends like host Flavor Flav, who raps on the first single ''Shake the Room.''
Born in Houston and raised in Prairie View, Texas, Christopher Edward Martin (aka DJ Premier) has resided in Brooklyn for much of his career. Ranked by The Source as one of the five greatest producers in hip-hop history and by About.com as No. 1 on its Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers list, he has lent his imitable production talents to standout works by Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Mos Def, Pitch Black, M.O.P., KRS-One, Royce da 5'9'', and more. He also produced notable collaborations with Jeru the Damaja and Group Home. Of course, he was also the instrumental half of the influential hip-hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru. The pair's notable releases include Daily Operation (1992), Hard to Earn (1994), and Moment of Truth (1998).
Rapper Bumpy Knuckles, also known as Freddie Foxxx, released his first LP, Freddie Foxxx is Here, in 1989 through MCA Records. He quickly developed a reputation for his cameos on songs by Boogie Down Productions, Naughty Nature, and Gang Starr. After some bad experiences with major labels, he went the independent route, releasing Industry Shakedown in 2000. His most well-known album, the disc became the best-selling independent release of the year. More recent albums from Bumpy include 2003's Konexion, 2010's Music from the Man Vo. 1 (with Jesse West), 2011's Royalty Check (with KRS-One), and 2011's Lyrical Workout (with Statik Selektah).