DJ Premier

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

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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 for short), is an American record producer and DJ, and was the instrumental half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru, also the half of the hip hop duo PRhyme together with Royce Da 5'9''. Born in Houston and raised in Prairie View, Texas, and Brooklyn, New York during his teen years, he has lived in Brooklyn for much of his professional career. Rolling Stone identified Premier as arguably hip hop's greatest producer of all time.

The Source placed DJ Premier on its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine's twenty-year history, while the editors of About.com ranked him #1 on their Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers list. He also made the finals in Vibe magazine's search for the greatest hip-hop producer of all time. He attended Prairie View A&M University where he honed his DJ and musical skills as the campus DJ and occasional performance with the famous Marching Storm band.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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 1
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 Rating Releases
1996 Crooklyn Cuts, Volume III (Tape B) Compilation DJ Premier 1
1997 Haze Presents....... New York Reality Check 101 Compilation DJ Premier 1
2003 Prime Cuts, Volume 1 Compilation DJ Premier 1
2004 Golden Years: The Remixes 1993-2000 Compilation DJ Premier 2
2004 Signature Sounds, Volume 1 Compilation DJ Premier 1
2005 Step Ya Game Up Compilation DJ Premier 1
2006 God Vs. Tha Devil Compilation DJ Premier 1
2007 DJ Premier Salutes James Brown: The Foundation of Hip Hop Compilation DJ Premier 1
2010 DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records: Get Used to Us Compilation DJ Premier 1
The Early Years, Volume 1 Compilation DJ Premier 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Collectif Rap 3 : Toutes les familles du rap français Compilation DJ-mix DJ Premier 1

Album + Remix

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

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 SET ME FREE PUSHIM feat. DJ PREMIER 1

EP

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

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