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Miguel Says He and DJ Premier Cooked Up Something Special in the Studio


Photo Credit: Timothy Saccenti/RCA RecordsMiguel has yet to release the official track list for his upcoming, third album, Wildheart, but we already know of one famed hitmaker who won’t appear on it.  Back in April 2014, Miguel logged studio time with DJ Premier, however their collaboration won’t appear on his upcoming effort.

“Primo, is just one of the coolest [people] I’ve ever met and had the pleasure of working with,” Miguel tells MTV News. “And on top of that, he’s a musical mentor. I grew up on the music he produced and gave the world, so being able to get in the studio was a huge honor.”

But, he adds, their song “Damned” wasn’t a great fit for his project. “Unfortunately, the music that we did create doesn’t make this album,” Miguel says. “Because every album, for me, is about the entire body of work. It’s never about one song. Every piece of the puzzle supports the picture, so if one of the pieces doesn’t fit and doesn’t capture the emotion and sonic representation I’m hearing, unfortunately I just have to save it for something else.”

Luckily, Miguel hints that fans may hear the song some other way.  “I think we’re gonna find a really good way to put it out there,” he says.

Wildheart, the follow-up to Miguel’s breakout 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream, arrives next month.

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