Artist Focus: DJ Premier

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album. 

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

For this edition General Jimmy, host of Check The Rhime, steps into the fold to focus in on hip hop legend, DJ Premier.

One half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr and producer in his own right, DJ Premier is a constant inspiration. His career has seen him collaborate with more names than you can count including artists such as Anderson .Paak, Christina Aguilera, Common, D’Angelo, Dilated Peoples, Dr. Dre, The Game, Janet Jackson and so so many more.