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DJ Premier

22nd June 2017 - Thursday 21:00

DJ Premier, Texas’ sensational hip hop artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Brighton Music Hall!

DJ Premier (birth name Christopher Edward Martin) was born in Houston in 1966 and is a record producer and DJ. He’s best known as one half of the influential East Coast hip hop duo, Gang Starr. Besides his production work with Gang Starr, he’s also produced for renowned artists AZ, Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Bun B, Canibus, Common, D'Angelo, D.I.T.C., Dr. Dre, Game, Joey Bada$$, KRS-One, Lord Finesse, Ludacris, M.O.P., Mos Def, Nas, Papoose, Rakim, Royce da 5'9", Snoop Dogg, The LOX, The Notorious B.I.G., and many others. Though he’s widely associated with hip hop music, he doesn’t consider himself a one-genre artist. He said in an interview, “When Christina [Aguilera] had me work with her, people were like, ‘Oh no. Please don’t.’ Then when they heard Ain’t No Other Man, Back In The Day, and all the other records were still constructed like Premier tracks they were like,’Yo, I really love this album’… Until you hear it, don’t say a word. I never want to be just attached to hip hop. I want to be attached to music—country, rap, soul, jazz, blues, it doesn’t matter, gospel music—I come from all of that.”

Don't miss your chance to see the legendary Gang Starr artist who’s produced some of the most memorable beats over the 1990s and '00s!