Five years after their first collaboration with DJ Premier, “Think Twice,” UK rap group The Four Owls has reunited with the superproducer for a new song, “100%.”
Premier creates one of his timeless productions, with his signature scratches and brilliant sample flips. The Four Owls are up to task, spitting worthwhile rhymes over another gem from the GOAT candidate Premo.
“Working with DJ Premier for a second time was like winning the lottery twice, it was the realization of a dream that I had as a teen who was fanatically listening to everything he made,” group member Verb T told VIBE. “When we received the beat it was already named 100% and had a rough version of the cuts with the phrases in – which was also the case when we made “Think Twice” – so we took that as inspiration and wrote our verses accordingly. We sat on the beat for a while whilst we tried to get the rest of the album finished, and it’s a proud day to finally be sharing the song with the world.”
Along with “100%,” The Four Owls’ upcoming album Nocturnal Instinct has collaborations with RA The Rugged Man, Roc Marciano, Kool G Rap, Masta Killa (Wu-Tang) and Smellington Piff. The album is scheduled for an April 17 release.