There’s not much that I can say about DJ Premier that hasn’t already been said. Working with everyone from Jay-Z to Snoop Dogg, DJ Premier is widely regarded as the quintessential Hip Hop producer. With a new album on the horizon, I had the chance to sit down with Premo and chop it up about working with artists outside of Hip Hop, his relationship with Kanye West, and Nelson Mandela, amongst other topics. We also spoke about the craziest brawls he’s been in, two of which include M.O.P. and one that involved Keith Murray. In addition, Premier shed light on the mythical vending machine located in his studio. Premo ended the interview by naming the 5 10 Hip Hop albums that he cannot live without.
DJ Premier presents Year Round Records: Get Used To Us drops December 7th and features Royce Da 5’9″, Papoose, Saigon, KRS-One, Joell Ortiz, Grand Puba & More.