Bring It Back

Enjoy Over 50+ DJ Premier Tracks With Our ’50 For 50′ Mix

blame it on Meka March 21, 2018
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Ed. note: I did this mix back in 2017, but thanks to the “good” folks at U*******l R*****s for reasons unknown it got snatched off of SoundCloud. Thankfully, the better folks at MixCloud have given it a new home, so here goes. Also, I’m likely going to get back to mixes soon… – N.

As a testament to my advancing age (and dwindling sanity), DJ Premier has been perhaps the most influential person in my musical life. In fact, it was his mastery on both the production boards and turntables which compelled me to try my own hand at this warped world called the music industry. Seriously, hearing “All 4 the Ca$h” for the first time all but confirmed that I would never be a doctor or lawyer.

Sorry, mom.

Anyways, I consider Chris Martin — along with DJ Jazzy Jeff — to be one of the greatest turntable maestros of all time, and they are the two motivating forces behind my own deejaying career. So, with Primo turning 52 years old today (March 21st), I crafted this mix in honor of him.

Cramming 50-plus different songs (count them, if you don’t believe me) into this mix, I played old classics, recent bangers, utilized acapellas, and flipped the original samples. The entire thing took much longer than I thought, but it is one of my favorite mixes to date.

Listen to it below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.

Revisit our birthday tribute mix for J Dilla, while you’re at it.