DJ Premier

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Legal name: Chris Martin (hip hop producer DJ Premier, DJ Primo)


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 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".

For its 20th-anniversary issue in 2008, The Source selected DJ Premier for its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine's 20-year 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.

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

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

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Time 2 Chill DJ Premier 1
2008 Beats That Collected Dust DJ Premier 1
2011 Beats That Collected Dust, Volume 2 DJ Premier 1
2012 KoleXXXion DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles 2
Originals - A Continuous Mix Of Funk & Soul as Sampled by DJ Premier DJ Premier 1
Unreleased Instrumentals, Volume 8 DJ Premier 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Crooklyn Cuts, Volume III (Tape B) DJ Premier 1
1997 Haze Presents....... New York Reality Check 101 DJ Premier 1
2003 Prime Cuts, Volume 1 DJ Premier 1
2004 Golden Years: The Remixes 1993-2000 DJ Premier 2
2004 Signature Sounds, Volume 1 DJ Premier 1
2005 Step Ya Game Up DJ Premier 1
2006 God vs. Tha Devil DJ Premier 1
2007 The Bar Exam Royce da 5′9″, Statik Selektah & DJ Premier 2
2007 DJ Premier Salutes James Brown: The Foundation of Hip Hop DJ Premier 1
2010 DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records: Get Used to Us DJ Premier 1
The Early Years, Volume 1 DJ Premier 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Collectif Rap 3 : Toutes les familles du rap français DJ Premier 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Crooklyn Cuts, Volume III (Tape a) DJ Premier 1
1997 Crooklyn Cuts, Volume III (Tape D) DJ Premier 1
2006 No Talent Required DJ Premier 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 We Gonna Ill / Poet's Comin' DJ Premier presents Blaq Poet 1
2010 Project Boy Joell Ortiz feat. DJ Premier 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Collabo EP DJ Premier & Jay-Z 1
2012 StOoDiOtYmE DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles 1

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