DJ Premier

Nom Civil:
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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Albums

YRR-BTCD-0001 DJ Premier - Beats That Collected Dust Vol. 1 illustration d'album DJ Premier Beats That Collected Dust Vol. 1(LP) Year Round Incorporated YRR-BTCD-0001 US 2008 Vendre cette version
YRRBTCD0002LP DJ Premier - Beats That Collected Dust Vol.2 illustration d'album DJ Premier Beats That Collected Dust Vol.2(LP, Album) Year Round Incorporated YRRBTCD0002LP US 2011 Vendre cette version
DJ Premier - KoleXXXion illustration d'album DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - KoleXXXion (Album) Gracie Productions US 2012 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - NBA 2K16 Boombox Set illustration d'album DJ Premier, DJ Khaled, DJ Mustard DJ Premier, DJ Khaled, DJ Mustard - NBA 2K16 Boombox Set(4xCass, Mixtape + Box, Ltd, Promo) 2K Games none US 2015 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - Greatest Hits Pt, 1 illustration d'album DJ Premier Greatest Hits Pt, 1(CD, Album, Promo) Not On Label none US Unknown Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

AIJT 5091 DJ Premier - Set Me Free illustration d'album Pushim Feat. DJ Premier Pushim Feat. DJ Premier - Set Me Free(12") SMEJ Associated Records AIJT 5091 Japan 2000 Vendre cette version
DJ Premier - Coke Dj-culture illustration d'album DJ Premier Coke Dj-culture (Single) Coke Dj-culture, KLB Records Germany 2004 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - Rival Serato Pack illustration d'album DJ Premier & DJ Am DJ Premier & DJ Am - Rival Serato Pack(12", Ltd, Promo) Serato Pressings none US 2010 Vendre cette version
SCV-SP-034 DJ Premier - Official Serato Control Vinyl  illustration d'album DJ Premier Official Serato Control Vinyl (2x12", Pic, Ltd) Serato Pressings SCV-SP-034 US 2014 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - Our Streets illustration d'album DJ Premier, A$AP Ferg* DJ Premier, A$AP Ferg* - Our Streets(File, MP3, Single) Payday none US 2017
DJ Premier - Our Streets / WUT U SAID? illustration d'album DJ Premier Our Streets / WUT U SAID? (Single) Payday US 2018 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - Code Of The Streets / Next Time / What You Expected  illustration d'album Gang Starr / DJ Honda Featuring Guru & DJ Premier Gang Starr / DJ Honda Featuring Guru & DJ Premier - Code Of The Streets / Next Time / What You Expected (12", EP) Not On Label none Unknown Vendre cette version

Compilations

BFI-CD-800201 DJ Premier - Rare Play Volume One illustration d'album DJ Premier Rare Play Volume One(CD, Comp) Bare Fist Recordings (2) BFI-CD-800201 US 2008 Vendre cette version
BFI-CD-800202 DJ Premier - Rare Play Volume II illustration d'album DJ Premier Rare Play Volume II(CD, Comp) Bare Fist Recordings (2) BFI-CD-800202 US 2009 Vendre cette version

DJ Mixes

DJ Premier - Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape B) illustration d'album DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape B) (Comp) Tape Kingz US 1996 Vendre cette version
DJ Premier - Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape A) illustration d'album DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape A) Tape Kingz, Passe Passe US 1996 Vendre cette version
DJ Premier - 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn illustration d'album 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 Vendre cette version
DJ Premier - Crooklyn Cuts Volume III (Tape C) illustration d'album DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Volume III (Tape C) Tape Kingz US 1997 Vendre cette version
DJ Premier - New York Reality Check 101 illustration d'album DJ Premier New York Reality Check 101 (Comp) Payday, FFRR US 1997 Vendre cette version
DJ Premier - Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape D) illustration d'album DJ Premier Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape D) Tape Kingz US 1997 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - Inflammable illustration d'album DJ Premier Inflammable(Cass, Mixed, Mixtape) Not On Label (DJ Premier) none US 1997 Vendre cette version
DJ Premier - Collectif Rap III - Toutes Les Familles Du Rap Français illustration d'album DJ Premier Collectif Rap III - Toutes Les Familles Du Rap Français (Comp) Sony Music Media France 2000 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - Bootleg Volume A illustration d'album DJ Premier Bootleg Volume A(Cass, Mixed) MasterTapes none Germany 2001 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - Cornerstone Mixtape #47 illustration d'album DJ Premier Cornerstone Mixtape #47(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Cornerstone Promotion none US 2003 Vendre cette version
none DJ Premier - D&D Studio illustration d'album DJ Green Lantern & DJ Premier DJ Green Lantern & DJ Premier - D&D Studio(Cass, Mixed) MasterTapes none Germany 2003 Vendre cette version

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soulkings

soulkings

17 mai 2018
edité about 1 year ago
This guy was one of the leading producers of the early to mid 90s underground hip hop scene. A key figure defining the Hip Hop sound of the Boom Bap era. I guess out of respect there is no comment here, as everybody who was there knows it.

During the golden era, his infectious production made people follow Hip Hop all over the world. When Hip Hop became a commercial success and a mass phenomenon, Premier stayed true to the culture and did not sell out.

He fell "out of fashion" for a wicked reason: In the mid to late 90s, many second rate producers wanted their beats to sound like a Premier joint. Outcome: The style got over used, but at the same time cemented Premier's status as an influencial legend.

Step in the Arena (1990), Daily Operation (1992) and Hard to Earn (early 1994) as well as Jeru's The Sun Rises in the East (1994) and Group Home's Livin' Proof (1995) are all completely produced by Premier, highly consistent and considered first rate classics of the so called golden era.

All 12" singles of these LPs are worth finding, especially those from the single LPs (1990) & (1992) as they sound so much better than the LP cuts.

These LPs represent a different time and mind set aiming at the Hip Hop headz and culture not necessarily having the mass market in mind.

Premier produced the best tracks on  Illmatic (1994). "Represent" and "N.Y. State of Mind".

Other key 12"s worth mentioning:

Gang Starr - DJ Premier In Deep Concentration (1989).

Show & A.G. - Next Level (Nyte Time Mix) (1994).

Big Daddy Kane - Show and Prove (1994).

Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers (1995).

KRS ONE ‎– MC's Act Like They Don't Know (1995).

Blahzay Blahzay - Danger (Remix) (1995).

Bahamadia - 3 Tha Hard Way (1996).

The Notorious B.I.G. – 10 Crack Commandments (1997 / Promo 1999).

O.C. - My World (1997).

Paula Perry ‎– Extra, Extra (1998).

In fact, there are at least 50 more classic joints. He was not the only dope producer of the 90s, other NY heavy weights including Pete Rock, Lord Finesse, Diamond D, Showbiz, Buckwild, Large Professor, RZA, Prince Paul, Ced Gee and Beatminerz come to mind, but without him, it is save to say that the world of Hip Hop would have looked much different. By the way, a really dope DJ as well (mixtape and party). 

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