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DJ Premier

Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Christopher Edward Martin Chris Martin (6)

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.

  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Wave Gods on Magic by Nas
ooh la la (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier) on RTJ4 by Run The Jewels, El-P & Killer Mike
Vinyl Days (feat. DJ Premier) on Vinyl Days by Logic
Times Is Rough on Times Is Rough by Black Soprano Family, Benny The Butcher & DJ Premier
The Root of All (feat. Slick Rick & Lil Wayne) on Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1 by DJ Premier
Beat Breaks (feat. Nas) on Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1 by DJ Premier
Terrible 2's (feat. Run The Jewels) on Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1 by DJ Premier
Lettin' Off Steam (feat. Joey Bada$$) on Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1 by DJ Premier
Getcha Groove On - Dirt Road Mix on Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water by Limp Bizkit
The Narcissist on The Narcissist by Brady Watt, Westside Gunn & DJ Premier

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Title Artist Year Type
Our Streets / WUT U SAID?DJ Premier2018Single
Unreleased Instrumentals Volumes 3+4DJ Premier2017Album
Our StreetsDJ Premier, ASAP Ferg2017Single
Unreleased Instrumentals Volumes 1+2DJ Premier2017Album
Official Serato Control VinylDJ Premier2014Album
StOoDiOtYmEDJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles2012Album
KoleXXXionDJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles2012Album
Beats That Collected Dust Vol.2DJ Premier2011Album
Rival Serato PackDJ Premier2010Album
A Legendary DJ Battle Round 1DJ Premier & Pete Rock2010Album
On Tha Road AgainDJ Premier2009Album
WBLS Radio Show : Thunder Storm Volume 4DJ Premier2009Album
WBLS Radio Show : Thunder Storm Volume 1DJ Premier2009Album
WBLS Radio Show : Thunder Storm Volume 2DJ Premier2009Album
Rare Play Volume IIDJ Premier2009Compil.
WBLS Radio Show : Thunder Storm Volume 3DJ Premier2009Album
Time 4 ChangeDJ Premier2008Album
Rare Play Volume OneDJ Premier2008Compil.
Beats That Collected Dust Vol. 1DJ Premier2008Album
One Time Only Unreleased & RemixesMarley Marl & DJ Premier2007Album
100 % Premier (99-03)DJ Smoky, DJ Mourad, DJ Premier2007Album
Inside Lookin' OutDJ Premier2007Album
Outside Lookin' InDJ Premier2007Album
Re-ProgramDJ Premier2007Album
The Foundation Of Hip HopDJ Premier Salutes James Brown2007Album
No Talent RequiredDJ Premier2006Album
Just Business Pt.2DJ Premier2006Album
DJ Premier EditionDJ Premier2006Album
God Vs Tha DevilDJ Premier2006Album
Checc Ya MailDJ Premier2005Album
Holiday HellDJ Premier2005Album
Just Business (Unreleased Tracks & Remixes)DJ Premier2005Album
Step Ya Game Up Pt. 2DJ Premier2005Album
The Don Primo Edition2Pac & DJ Premier2005Album
The Kings Of Hip HopDJ Premier & Mr. Thing2005Compil.
Once Upon A Time Presents......... Golden Years ReloadedDJ Premier2004Compil.
Golden Years, The Remixes 1993 - 2000DJ Premier2004Compil.
Step Ya Game UpDJ Premier2004Album
Coke Dj-cultureDJ Premier2004Single
Golden Years ReturnsDJ Premier2004Compil.
Golden Years 1989-1998DJ Premier2003Compil.
The Instrumentals (Part Three)DJ Premier2003Album
The Black Album 1.5Jay-Z & DJ Premier2003Album
Prime Cuts Vol. 1DJ Premier2003Album
Collabo EPDJ Premier & Biggie Smalls2002Album
Collabo EPDJ Premier & Jay-Z2002Album
Collabo EPDJ Premier & Nas2002Album
Classic Works Of Mart Vol.2DJ Premier2002Album
Classic Works Of Mart Vol. 1DJ Premier2002Album
Time 2 ChillDJ Premier2001Album
Set Me FreePushim Feat. DJ Premier2000Album
Collectif Rap III - Toutes Les Familles Du Rap FrançaisDJ Premier2000Compil.
New York Reality Check 101Eric Haze Presents DJ Premier1997Album
Planet Of The BeatsDJ PremierAlbum
The Remix EP PRT 1DJ PremierAlbum
The Remixes Vol. 2DJ PremierAlbum
The Remixes Vol. 5DJ PremierAlbum
Its All Real / Shake ThatDJ PremierAlbum
Pre-MaticBlend Bullies Present Nas & DJ PremierAlbum
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