Mass Appeal and DJ Premier on Monday announced a new five-track EP dubbed DJ Premier: Hip-Hop 50 Volume 1, featuring appearances from artists including Lil Wayne, Nas, Joey Badass, Run the Jewels, Remy Ma, Rapsody, and Slick Rick.
The record will mark the first entry in Mass Appeal’s 10-part series, titled The Soundtrack, celebrating 50 years of hip-hop with EPs featuring contributions from the genre’s top players.
“It’s an honor to kick off this iconic Hip Hop 50 music program,” DJ Premier said in a statement. “Hip-Hop continues to inspire fans across the globe and it’s incredible to think of what the next 50 years will bring.”
After DJ Premier: Hip-Hop 50 Volume 1, Mass Appeal will continue The Soundtrack‘s rollout with nine additional EPs, featuring contributions from Swizz Beatz, Mustard, The-Dream, Mike Will Made-It, No I.D., Hit-Boy, Take a Daytrip, and Tainy.