DJ Premier

DJ Premier

Real Name:
Christopher Edward Martin
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Born: March 21, 1966, Houston, Texas

DJ Premier, best known for being one half of the rap duo Gang Starr, is also a DJ and record producer. DJ Premier has produced almost all of Gang Starr's tracks as well as tracks for many other groups and solo artists since the 1990s. He has produced tracks for such artists as Jay-Z, Big L, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, M.O.P., Jeru The Damaja, KRS-One and Mos Def. DJ Premier's style of production is considered "underground" Hip-Hop or "alternative" Hip-Hop. He is known for sampling Jazz artists, as well as sampling an artist's past work, when he is creating a new track for that same artist. Further he is known for combining small vocal portions from multiple artists to make one hook on a track he is producing. This creative technique has made him one of the most sought after producers in Hip-Hop. DJ Premier's name refers to his claim to be the first and the best in his style. His original stage name was Wax-Master C, the "C" coming from his real name.

Premier also founded his own Year Round Incorporated label.
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DJ Premier Discography

Albums

00 DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Vol.1 III East New York(Cass) Tape Kingz 00 1996 Sell This Version
YRR-BTCD-0001 DJ Premier Beats That Collected Dust Vol. 1(LP) Year Round Incorporated YRR-BTCD-0001 US 2008 Sell This Version
YRRBTCD0002LP DJ Premier Beats That Collected Dust Vol.2(LP, Album) Year Round Incorporated YRRBTCD0002LP US 2011 Sell This Version
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - KoleXXXion (Album) Gracie Productions US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AIJT 5091 Pushim Feat. DJ Premier Pushim Feat. DJ Premier - Set Me Free(12") SMEJ Associated Records AIJT 5091 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
DJ Premier Coke Dj-culture (Single) Coke Dj-culture, KLB Records Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none DJ Premier & DJ Am DJ Premier & DJ Am - Rival Serato Pack(12", Ltd, Promo) Serato Pressings none US 2010 Sell This Version
SCV-SP-034 DJ Premier Official Serato Control Vinyl (2x12", Pic, Ltd) Serato Pressings SCV-SP-034 US 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

BFI-CD-800201 DJ Premier Rare Play Volume One(CD, Comp) Bare Fist Recordings (2) BFI-CD-800201 US 2008 Sell This Version
BFI-CD-800202 DJ Premier Rare Play Volume II(CD, Comp) Bare Fist Recordings (2) BFI-CD-800202 US 2009 Sell This Version
none B.I.G.* Over Premier* B.I.G.* Over Premier* - B.I.G. Over Premier(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label none US 2013 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

PRCPRO 3037 DJ Premier Penalty Recordings Mixtape - Underground Joint #1 Fall 1995(Cass, Mixed, Smplr, Promo) Penalty Recordings, Tommy Boy PRCPRO 3037 US 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape B) (Comp) Tape Kingz US 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape A) Tape Kingz, Passe Passe US 1996 Sell This Version
Tony Touch, DJ Premier, DJ Evil Dee*, P.F. Cuttin', Mister Cee Tony Touch, DJ Premier, DJ Evil Dee*, P.F. Cuttin', Mister Cee - 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn Tape Kingz, Passe Passe Germany 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Volume III (Tape C) Tape Kingz US 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Premier New York Reality Check 101 (Comp) Payday, FFRR US 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape D) Tape Kingz US 1997 Sell This Version
SMM 499887-2 DJ Premier Collectif Rap III - Toutes Les Familles Du Rap Français(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Sony Music Media SMM 499887-2 France 2000 Sell This Version
none DJ Premier Bootleg Volume A(Cass, Mixed) MasterTapes none Germany 2001 Sell This Version
none DJ Premier Cornerstone Mixtape #47(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Cornerstone Promotion none US 2003 Sell This Version
none DJ Green Lantern & DJ Premier DJ Green Lantern & DJ Premier - D&D Studio(Cass, Mixed) MasterTapes none Germany 2003 Sell This Version
DJ Premier Step Ya Game Up Year Round Incorporated Germany 2004 Sell This Version
DJ Premier & Mr. Thing DJ Premier & Mr. Thing - The Kings Of Hip Hop (Comp) Rapster Records, BBE France 2005 Sell This Version
none DJ Premier Checc Ya Mail(CD, Mixed, Promo) Year Round Incorporated none US 2005 Sell This Version