One of the most talked about tracks on J. Cole’s latest album KOD was “1985 (Intro to “The Fall Off).” The track was dedicated to the younger generation (some thought it was aimed at Lil Pump), but the track seemed to have resonated with hip-hop veterans, including DJ Premier, who set the clock back 19 years and delivered us the “1966 Remix.”
“I bought J. Cole’s KOD LP as soon as it dropped with no warning to the fans; which I too am a fan,” Premier said according to Billboard. “‘1985’ resonated with me immediately, so I asked Cole if I could get the a cappella and do an underground DJ version just for fun. He sent it and I just pieced some stab samples to keep it on some boom bap shit.”
Listen to the remix below.
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