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CHRISTOPHER EDWARD MARTIN (born March 21, 1966), better known by his stage name DJ PREMIER (also known as PREEM, PREMO, or PRIMO), is an American Record Producer
Record Producer
and DJ , and was half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr —alongside the emcee Guru —and forms half of the hip hop duo PRhyme, together with Royce Da 5\'9" .

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life

* 2 Musical career

* 2.1 Current work

* 3 Collaborations * 4 Style and influences * 5 Business career * 6 Influence * 7 Personal life * 8 Discography * 9 References * 10 External links

EARLY LIFE

DJ Premier
DJ Premier
was born in Houston, Texas
Texas
, and was then raised in Prairie View, Texas
Texas
, before moving to Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York
, during his teenage years. He attended Prairie View A although overlooked at the time of its 1995 release, the album eventually received acclaim.

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Premier was one of the artists followed in the 2012 documentary, Re:GENERATION. The film followed his production of the song "Regeneration," for which he used a live performance of his work by the Berklee Symphony Orchestra.

In September 2012, Immortal Technique
Immortal Technique
said that a song called "Born in the Trap," on his upcoming album, titled The Middle Passage, would feature production by Premier.

In early 2014, Premier revealed that he is working with Aguilera again in an interview with New Zealand's Rip It Up magazine. Premier produced Y'all Ready Know by Slaughterhouse , from the Shady Records album, Shady XV , and the music video was published in November 2014.

In mid-2014, Premier collaborated with Korean hip-hop group Dynamic Duo on two singles "AEAO" and "Animal", which were both warmly received.

A mid-January 2015 announcement from Premier stated that the producer's studio, D&D, also known as "The HeadQcouterz," will cease to be operational. As part of the announcement, Premier confirmed that he is working on the album, Last Session @320, after he relocates to a recording space in Astoria, New York City, U.S.

CURRENT WORK

DJ Premier
DJ Premier
hosts a weekly two-hour show, Live From HeadQCourterz, on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hip-Hop Nation every Friday.

DJ Premier
DJ Premier
served as one of the three curators for the soundtrack to the video game NBA 2K16 , alongside DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled
and DJ Mustard .

COLLABORATIONS

The early line-up of the Gang Starr
Gang Starr
Foundation in the mid-1990s included Jeru The Damaja, Group Home, Big Shug , and Gang Starr. Premier was fully responsible for the production of Jeru the Damaja's first two albums, The Sun Rises in the East and Wrath of the Math. Jeru released three subsequent albums that did not include Premier's involvement. In terms of his Group Home collaboration, Premier commented in a 2003 interview: "They don't respect what fed them." He further explained that he only agreed to produce the track "The Legacy" because of Guru's involvement.

Other artists closely tied to the Gang Starr
Gang Starr
Foundation who Premier collaborated with include: Afu Ra , Bahamadia , Krumbsnatcha, Big Shug , Smiley the Ghetto Child, and NYGz.

Afu Ra explained Premier's influence in a September 2014 interview with the "Lyrically Fit" website:

Premier definitely coached me when I was in the booth. "harder..stronger..more this..more that"—I was an untamed artist and rapping next to recording your vocals are different. He gave me this knowledge through the work we did.

Besides the Gang Starr
Gang Starr
Foundation, Premier is closely affiliated with M.O.P. , which he names as one of his all-time favorite groups. The relationship started with the remix of “Rugged, Neva Smoove” in 1994, a single from the group's first album, which also included the exclusive B-side “Downtown Swinga.” From then, Premier produced about one-third of the songs on each subsequent album and overseeing and mixing the projects. On M.O.P.'s 2009 Foundation album, Premier provided only one track, which was called "What I Wanna B."

STYLE AND INFLUENCES

DJ Premier's style of production epitomizes the New York sound of his earlier peers. He is known for sampling jazz , funk , and soul artists, as well as sampling an artist's past work when creating a new track for that same artist. For example, on Jay-Z's "So Ghetto", from the 1999 album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter , Premier samples an older Jay-Z
Jay-Z
song, 1997's "Who You Wit II". In addition, his encyclopedic memory of hip-hop lyrics allows him to distinctively speak with his hands by scratching in lyrics from several different songs to construct new phrases. Premier's beats are known for his oft-imitated combinations of short vocal samples, often from multiple artists, to create a chorus. Premier has also experimented with atonal samples that are not confined to soul, jazz, and funk. For example, he sampled and chopped up seminal electro-acoustic music from the 1960s on the track “Physical Stamina” by Jeru the Damaja.

In an interview with XXL Magazine , DJ Premier
DJ Premier
was asked how his sound evolved, to which he replied, " Marley Marl is my number-one inspiration. Jam Master Jay , Mix Master Ice, and UTFO . Grandmaster D, and Whodini . DJ Cheese , Grandmaster Flash , Kool Herc
Kool Herc
, Afrika Bambaataa . Jazzy Jay
Jazzy Jay
—even Cut Creator . Seeing them do what they do. It’s black music, it’s black culture, it comes from the ghetto. How can you not relate to ghetto people when that’s the rawest form of blackness? Even though it’s not a good place in regards to the economy and how bad people have it in the neighborhood, the realism’s there, and that’s what we were born out of. So I very much pay respect by doing the same type of music in return." DJ Premier attended Prairie View A"> DJ Premier's studio at D">

INFLUENCE

For its 20th-anniversary issue in 2008, The Source selected DJ Premier for its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine's history. He also made the finals in Vibe magazine's 2010 search for the greatest hip hop producer of all time—he finished second after Dr. Dre received 62 percent of the votes.

PERSONAL LIFE

DJ Premier
DJ Premier
has lived in Brooklyn
Brooklyn
for much of his professional career. His Son is Baseball player Derek Jeter's Nephew.

DISCOGRAPHY

See also: DJ Premier production discography and Gang Starr discography

* DJ Premier Presents Get Used To Us (2010) * Kolexxxion (with Bumpy Knuckles ) (2012) * PRhyme (with Royce da 5\'9" ) (2014)

REFERENCES

* ^ A B C D John Bush. " DJ Premier
DJ Premier
Biography". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 May 2015. * ^ "DJ Premier". redbullmusicacademy.com. Red Bull Music Academy Daily. Retrieved 2016-08-12. * ^ A B C D Ambrose, Patrick (September 2009). "DJ Premier: Hope to the Underground". The Morning News. Retrieved February 12, 2012. * ^ " DJ Premier
DJ Premier
Reuniting With Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
On Her New Album". The Urban Daily. Interactive One. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2014. * ^ Gabrielle Nicole Pharms (12 May 2014). " DJ Premier
DJ Premier
Talks Legacy, Production, and Nas
Nas
Collabo Album". Life + Times. Life + Times. Retrieved 14 October 2014. * ^ "Game* – The R.E.D. Album". Game on Discogs. Discogs. 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015. * ^ "Bushido (2) – Jenseits Von Gut Und Böse". Bushido (2) on Discogs. Discogs. 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015. * ^ Hunter Daniels (2011). " DJ Premier
DJ Premier
Talks RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT". Collider. Complex Media. Retrieved 5 November 2014. * ^ "