DJ Premier Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth “Baby, You Nasty (New Version)” (1990)

DJ Premier: “There were two versions. There was a 12-inch version. For the newer version, I felt like, being the first song on the album, it just needed to be updated. And I’m like that. If I feel like something needs to be updated, I’ll break my neck to outdo the original. So I did that and I love that version better. Guru was actually who A&R’d and got Lord Finesse signed because he used to listen to the demos at Wild Pitch. And he was the one who actually said, ‘Yo, this Lord Finesse guy is dope.’ And Stuart Fine signed him to Wild Pitch. That’s how we became labelmates. And that’s the first record that I ever produced. It was for Lord Finesse.”

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