Beats by Su-Primo

from Yasiin Bey – Mathematics Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This track was produced by DJ Premier (hence “Primo”), one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time

He is an — ahem — supremely gifted producer (hee hee!)

Also “primo” is “cousin” for Latinos, so Mos Def could be referring to him as family, or a close friend. In Spain, they sometimes refer to cousins or close friends as “su primo” or “supri” for short. Therefore, Mos creatively shows his relationship with DJ Premier.

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