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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Video: Red Bull Music Academy Interview with DJ Premier 

"Everyone's got a favourite Primo beat. Whether it's the backdrop of Nas' portrayal of New York underworld in N.Y. State of Mind, Gang Starr's tale of greed and ambition Just To Get A Rep, or the panicky dream sequence of I Can't Wake Up from KRS-One, some of THE finest MCs to have ever graced a mic, have spit deep lyrics over a chopped up break from Primo's crates. Now time has proved that DJ Premier defined an era. Back then, both beatmakers and MCs first had to battle to the top of the pile, and then had to have something to say. Primo's tracks in themselves are masterpieces in honesty, direct statements carrying the messages of MCs like Biggie, Rakim, Mos Def and Bahamadia [ed note: did the RBMA just cite Bahamadia ahead of say, Snoop Dogg or Jay-Z??] straight to the heart while still rocking the dance."

[via Nah Right]


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