DJ Premier is world-renowned as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all times, but besides that Christina Aguilera album, it’s rare we see his boom-bap style to translate to R&B. Yuna, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter with Malaysian origins was inspired by Preem’s sound, and their combo is absolutely breathtaking. Here’s what Yuma had to say about it herself in an interview with Fader —
“’Places to Go’ is a song about when you’re growing into the person that you’re meant to be. Sometimes you go through all these things that will change you as a person and you find it hard to deal with all of these challenges. I was truly honored to work with legendary DJ and producer DJ Premier. I still can’t believe I have a track with Premier, it really is one of the best songs I’ve written in a long time.”
We can’t disagree with her on that. Look out for her upcoming album, Chapters, later this year on May 20 via Verve Records.