DJ Premier: "Puffy Didn't Like The Beat for 'Kick In The Door'"

DJ Premier: "Puffy Didn't Like The Beat for 'Kick In The Door'"

Published Tue, May 28, 2024 at 2:15 PM EDT

On a recent episode of the Broken Record podcast, DJ Premier shared the story of the creation of "Kick In THe Door", from The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 album, Life After Death. "'I Put A Spell On You' by Screamin' Jay Hawkins was a popular record in Texas where I'm from," Preemo shared. "I never planned on making it into Hip-Hop record."

Premier explained that after dropping off a cassette to Diddy, the mogul shared his concerns about the now classic song. "Puff asked If I could work on a new beat B.I.G. because he didn't like what I gave him. He said 'I need something that's gonna rock in The Tunnel', and I told him that beat would definitely rock in the tunnel."

Premier explained further that Diddy agreed to pass the beat off to Biggie, but that he still wanted a replacement. "B.I.G. called me to work on the beat, and I told him that Puff didn't like it, and he said: 'Man fuck that, I'm gonna kill this record!' What was so dope was that after Puff heard it with the lyrics he loved it."

Check out the interview above.

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