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Top 20 Best DJ Premier Beats

From old school to new school, DJ Premier’s (aka Premo) music production has lasted the test of time. His beats are the very essence of what Hip-Hop is all about. In no particular order, here are 20 of the best DJ Premier beats.

1. Blaq Poet ft. N.O.R.E – Hate
2. Pitch Black – It’s All Real
3. Notorious BIG – Kick In The Door
4. Nas – Nas Is Like
5. Craig David ft. Mos Def & Nate Dogg – 7 Days Remix
6. Gang Starr ft. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx – The Militia
7. Gang Starr – Skills
8. Gang Starr ft. Jadakiss – Rite Where You Stand
9. Gang Starr – You Know My Steez
10. Jay-Z – A Million And One Questions
11. Jay-Z – D’Evils
12. Jay-Z – Bring It On
13. Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
14. Nas – Come Get Me
15. Nas – Memory Lane
16. Nas – 2nd Childhood
17. Nas – New York State Of Mind
18. Rakim – When I B On Tha Mic
19. Royce Da 5’9 – Boom
20. The LOX – Recognize

Did You Know?

  • DJ Premier’s signature sound is utilizing a combination of samples from jazz, funk and soul music.
  • DJ Premier cites Marley Marl, DJ and record producer, as being his number one influence.
  • He’s one half of Gang Starr, along with the late rapper Guru (R.I.P).
  • Has produced for old school underground acts such as Jeru The Damaja, as well as the biggest names in Hip-Hop including Nas and Jay-Z.
  • Rolling Stone magazine has recognized DJ Premier as being arguably the greatest hip-hop producers ever.
  • On About.com’s Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers list, DJ Premier ranks at number one.
  • He also appears on The Source magazines Top 20 Greatest Producers list.
  • Made it to the finals on Vibe magazine’s greatest producer in hip-hop of all time.

If you want to find out more about DJ Premier, aka. Premo, then check out his official fansite and Wikipedia page.

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