View Full Version : 2 New DJ Premier interviews. discusses "Step in the Arena" at length

01-26-2011, 10:03 AM
hiphopdx has a new series called TIMELESS where they're interviewing artists about classic albums on their anniversaries. the first one came out today and it's a long interview with DJ Premier about "Step in the Arena" for that album's 20th anniversary:


the other interview is just a dope retrospective on his career:


01-26-2011, 10:17 AM
props for this

01-27-2011, 02:14 PM
i've been waiting for this, i love these type of things and "Step in the Arena" is a true classic of course. HipHopDX actually made an interview exactly like this with Lord Finesse where he broke down Big L's "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous", just search for it!

then of course you got the incredible XXL articles that drops every now and then, you can check out the scans for the "Illmatic" break-down on my blog below. I'll post "Capital Punishment" and "The Blueprint" soon.


01-27-2011, 03:27 PM
I'm thankful of how generous DJ Premier (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2010/10/audio-dj-premiers-live-from.html) has been over the years with his interviews, even more since the internet. It's interesting to see how his work and legacy still stands out no matter what comes out today.

Step In The Arena = one of my fav albums ever. I'm still on a mission digging to collect the records used by Premo on that album, I've got about 75% of them. To hear all the original samples of that album is a classic listening experience in itself, he should do a breakdown interview of that with a mag like Wax Poetics.

01-27-2011, 03:33 PM
great read, i wonder what album they are gonna do next.

interesting to hear the stories behind certain tracks and how the album came ot manifest. theres always more to the story then we know, when you read it, it gives you a whole new appreciation for the album imo.

id like to see what Pete Rock has to say abotu Mecca and the Soul Brother