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Ever have those dreams where you’re a big omnipotent A&R or CEO of a record label who could just commission concept albums between your artists at will? Yes I also have these dreams. Dreams of choosing ‘X’ rapper/singer to drop vocals over ‘Y’ producer’s beats, a coupling no one has ever thought of before but that works so impeccably well together that it’s hard to remember a time they were ever separate and then I pat myself on the back about what a missed opportunity not pursuing a career in the music biz was for me and why I don’t get enough kudos for being a contemporary taste maker with immaculate curation skills. But then I realise that ‘Y’ is always The Neptunes circa 2003 and ‘X’ could basically be anyone and I’m really not that genius after all…

Anyway… it would appear as though I’m not the only one who has such lofty conceptual dreams, as DJ Finesse has imagined a similar scenario and unlike myself he actually has the skills and insight to do something with this concept. While Biggie and Premier did actually collaborate on a few occassions, the general consensus is that it’s a crying shame it only happened 3 times. With his mix ‘It Was All a Dream’, Finesse has imagined an album with the two NY greats, a musical ‘what might have been’ if you like, of Biggie rapping over Premier production. Imagine no longer and stream the mix here and see the track list below.

01 – DJ Premier Intro
02 – Flava In Ya Ear rmx over I Gave You Power
03 – Big Poppa over Ex To Next Girl
04 – Dead Wrong over 2 Thousand
05 – 10 Crack Commandments over One Day
06 – Who Shot Ya over Come Clean
07 – All About The Benjamins over Supa Dupa Star (1994 Demo Version)
08 – One More Chance over Recognize
09 – Long Kiss Goodnight over You Know My Steez
10 – Things Done Changed over The Format
11 – I Got A Story To Tell over Shit Is Real
12 – Real Niggas over Ready
13 – Juicy over Nas Is Like
14 – One More Chance rmx over Freaky Flow
15 – Warning (Freestyle) over Mind Ya Business
16 – ’95 Freestyle (7 Mac 11′s) over Who Got Gunz
17 – Victory over Project Boy
18 – Kick In The Door over Come Get Me
19 – Going Back To Cali over The Invincible
20 – Mo Money Mo Problems over Golden Child
21 – Party And Bullshit over Now Your Mine
22 – Unbelievable