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.
(Needless to say, that originally didn’t go too well with my uber-strict, Nigerian household. But, I digress.)
I consider Chris Martin — along with DJ Jazzy Jeff — to be the two greatest turntable maestros of all time, and are the two motivating forces behind my own deejaying career. So, with Primo turning 51 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 did inspire me to make this a running series for the site.
Listen to it below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.