Saturday, March 24, 2012

Upperhands. weekend pick: DJ Premier in Deep Concentration

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.

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