March 21 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, DJ Premier was born in Houston, Texas. Christopher “DJ Premier” Martin would grow up to: move to Brooklyn when he was a teen, (2) be the DJ for Prairie View AM University, (3) become 1/2 of Gang Starr with Guru [RIP] and PRhyme with Royce Da 5’9, (4) host radio, (5) score video #BloodBlockedMe’s, (6) appear on GTA, (7) own a record company and (8) produce for Ice-T, KRS One, Nas, The Notorious BIG, Too Short, Heavy D, Mobb Deep and more.
Happy Birthday Preem!
Did you know that Premier’s 10 Crack Commandments instrumental was originally meant to be a promo cut for Angie Martinez. Yup. Check it out below: