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DJ Premier Interview on Jay-Z, Biggie & More

Written by on July 1, 2023

Dj Premier Interview Via – Idea Generation

On this week’s episode of IDEA GENERATION, legendary producer DJ Premier takes us on a journey from his early days as part of the duo Gang Starr, to producing for then up-and-coming rapper Jay-Z and helping to shape his sound, to carving his own lane and becoming one of the greatest producers in hip hop history. And it all started with one idea.

0:00 – DJ Premier’s Journey in Hip-Hop

1:10 – Parents’ Careers and Early Creative Exposure

3:02 – Relationship with Travis Scott’s Father

4:37 – DJ Premier’s Perspective on Music Evolution

6:27 – From Aretha Franklin to Jackson 5

8:01 – Fresh Fest and the Birth of a Passion

9:48 – LL Cool J, Run DMC, Chuck D, and more

10:55 – From Blending to Scratching

12:01 – Choosing DJ Premiere as a name

13:04 – Pursuing Computer Science and Discovering Passion for Music

13:55 – Support from Parents and Working at a Record Store

16:00 – Making a Demo and Getting Noticed

20:06 – Joining Gang Starr and Developing a Sound

21:11Living and Working Together

23:03 – Defying Genre Labels

24:51 – Staying ahead of the trends

25:39 – Meeting Biggie Smalls

26:48 – Discovering Lady of Rage and Dr. Dre

27:12 – His evolution and collaborations with iconic artists

27:50 – Dynamic within Gang Starr

29:06 – The struggles of managing Guru

30:03 – A significant incident that impacted their relationship

31:25 – The story behind a classic song fight with Guru

32:14 – Overcoming creative block

33:02 – Unlocking the signature sound

33:07 – Making of “Mass Appeal”

33:57 – Collaboration with Biggie Smalls

34:27 – Impact of their music

36:12 – Personal Qualities and Humility

37:01 – Influence on Classic Albums

38:25 – Consistency and Evolution in Music

39:28 – Collaboration with Christina Aguilera

39:54 – Trusting His Instincts

40:13 – Coping with Guru’s Passing

43:56 – Rebuilding with Royce da 5’9″

46:48 – Conclusion and Future Outlook

47:48 – Change in Beat Sound with Adrian Young Music

49:11 – Becoming Aware of Travis Scott’s Musical Ambitions

50:32 – Scoring Movies and Creating a Cartoon

52:05 – Potential Collaborative Albums and Artists

54:40 – Embracing the Streaming Era and Rediscovering Joy and Passion

 


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