Featured on Gangstarr's rookie album, No More Mr. Nice Guy, "DJ Premier in Deep Concentration", became one of hip-hop's earliest examples of turntablism, simply using turntables and sampling machines to create lyrics, with no one emceeing over the track.
Gangstarr : No More Mr. Nice Guy, 1989
Using advanced scratch techniques for its time, mixed with
samples of Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock,
this is truly a classic and a track that put Gangstarr and
specifically DJ Premier on the map
as a credible source of conscious underground hip-hop.
DJ Premier in Deep Concentration
Special thanks to: DJ Premier's life-long sidekick: Guru ... R.I.P.