DJ Premier

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Raw NYC hip hop is my medicine. I'm here to rescue that sound

DJ Premier, soundonsound.com, July 2007

DJ Premier is an American record producer and DJ, and was the instrumental half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru. Born in Houston and raised in Prairie View, Texas, and Brooklyn, New York during his teen years, he has lived in Brooklyn for much of his professional career. Aggressive and raw, a Premier track was an instantly recognizable soundclash of battling loops and heavy scratching – all of them perfectly timed – that evoked the sound of Brooklyn better than anyone. Rolling Stone identified Premier as arguably hip hop’s greatest producer of all time.