DJ Premier is widely considered up there as one of the top hip hop producers of all time, something that’s not particularly up for dispute as far as I’m concerned. Best known for his productions alongside the sadly departed Guru as one half of Gangstarr, he’s also worked extensively with Jeru the Damaja ang Group Home as well as a ridiculous list of the US’s best MCs such as Lord Finesse, Nas, Biggie, Snoop Dog, Nas and Vinnie P.
After the sad departure of Guru (RIP), his first full length collab, an album called The Kolexxxion, was with Bumpy Knuckles (formerly known as Freddie Foxxx) who will be accompanying him on his return to London this Saturday. DJ 279 (of Choice FM) has booked the duo through his Flava of the Month night at The Garage, a really dope venue in Highbury & Islington. With support from 279 himself as well as Mynature (who’s free mixtape can be copped on his website), DJ Snuff (of Caxton Press/Global Faction) and Draypa, it’s set to be a heavy night of neck snappers and a rare opportunity to see one of the biggest names in real hip hop grace our fair city.