Our Interview w/ the Legendary DJ Premier of Gang Starr

Davey D interviews the legendary Dj Premiere at RTB 2010 Bay Area for hip-hop.com. They discuss what it takes to be a dj, the passing of longtime former partner Guru. We talk about the special tributes held for Guru after his death. We talk about DJ Premiere’s hip-hop beginnings starting in Houston, Texas and culminating in NY. Most importantly we talk about the art of producing.. We discuss at length some of Premiers favorite producers..You’ll never guess who he’s included in his list.

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  1. GURU ASKED PREMIER TO KEEP HIS NAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH BEFORE LEAVING US, WHY? I’M STILL HOPING ON A LOST TAPES CD.

    PEACE.LOVE.&SACKALINI.

  2. This is a really cool interview, Davey! D.J. Premiere stated that he would love to make a beat for Dr. Dre to rhyme on. If Premo and Dre were to do some work together, that would be a true example of unity within the world of HipHop music. Both Premo and Dre are giants within HipHop music with a LONG catalog of hits, both are DJ’s with a deep knowledge and understanding of various forms of music that came before them, and also, Premo worked closely with Notorious B.I.G., and Dre worked closely with Tupac. If the two of them were to collaborate, just think what that could symbolize!
    Also, Davey, I noticed that during this interview and many others I have seen, Premo always make it a point to give honor and respect to the musicians that came before him. There has been many times when he will always acknowledge

  3. This is a really cool interview, Davey! D.J. Premiere stated that he would love to make a beat for Dr. Dre to rhyme on. If Premo and Dre were to do some work together, that would be a true example of unity within the world of HipHop music. Both Premo and Dre are giants within HipHop music with a LONG catalog of hits, both are DJ’s with a deep knowledge and understanding of various forms of music that came before them, and also, Premo worked closely with Notorious B.I.G., and Dre worked closely with Tupac. If the two of them were to collaborate, just think what that could symbolize!
    Also, Davey, I noticed that during this interview and many others I have seen, Premo always make it a point to give honor and respect to the musicians that came before him. There has been many times when he will always acknowledge the musicians that inspired him, and show much love to them. I’ve noticed many other HipHop producers do this also, such as Dr. Dre, Large Professor, Pete Rock, RZA, 9th Wonder, and many others. However, what is really ironic is that you will find SO MANY HipHop music producers that show so much love to the musicians that came before them, but at the same time, a lot of those same musicians (not all) show absolutely NO love for HipHop. That’s not always the case, but so many times producers such as these do not get the credit they deserve for having the knowledge of the music, and in many ways, HipHop music gets hated on.

    Thanks, Bro. Davey!

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