The Narrative Of Part Of Premier’s Pedigree Told Over Timeless Images And Sounds
|By Amir Said (Sa’id)|
One of the most engaging videos I’ve seen thus far…
This video, which actually uses a past interview of DJ Premier (sorry, I don’t know for whom or when) as the narrator, tells part of the story of how Premier came to love not just music, but records and even turntables. Video also features a rotating slide of images and a medley of snippets of songs produced by DJ Premier. Each image—both stills and other video segments—suspends Premier’s indelible mark on the hip hop/rap music and beatmaking traditions, reminding you just how robust and excellent his beat/song catalog really is. And each snippet—one surgically overlapping the other—presents a strong case for what many believe: that DJ Premier is (and perhaps will always be) the greatest beatmaker of all time.
For educational purposes…
A Man of a few Words…DJ Premier (via Gimantalon)
(Editor’s note: For those interested, The BeatTips Manual includes an exclusive interview with DJ Premier that gives even more details about his story as well as a close-up of his methods and processes.)
Is DJ Premier the greatest hip hop/rap beatmaker (producer) of all time?