REPPIN': Brooklyn, NY.




Christopher Edward Martin (born March 21, 1966).  known professionally as DJ Premier (also known as Preem, Premo, or Primo), is an American record producer and DJ, and was half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr alongside the emcee Guru and forms half of the hip hop duo PRhyme, together with Royce da 5'9". He is often considered one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time.  Christopher Edward Martin was born in the Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas on March 21, 1966. He was then raised in Prairie View, Texas, before moving to Brooklyn, New York, during his teenage years.  He attended Prairie View A&M University, where he honed his musical skills as the campus DJ, and he also occasionally performed with the Marching Storm band.  Premier is known for producing all of Gang Starr's songs as well as many of those composed by the Gang Starr Foundation, AZ, Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Bun B, Canibus, Common, D'Angelo, D.I.T.C., Dr. Dre, Game, Joey Bada$$, KRS-One, Lord Finesse, Ludacris, M.O.P., Mos Def, Nas, Papoose, Rakim, Royce da 5'9", Snoop Dogg, The LOX, The Notorious B.I.G., Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Immortal Technique, Xzibit, nu metal band Limp Bizkit and Busta Rhymes.  DJ Premier's style of production epitomizes the New York sound of his earlier peers. He is known for sampling jazz, funk, and soul artists, as well as sampling an artist's past work when creating a new track for that same artist. As a businessman, DJ Premier has his own record company named Year Round Records. Among its artists are New York group NYGz, New Jersey rapper Nick Javas, and Houston rapper Khaleel. Tha Blaqprint by Blaq Poet, which features 13 Premier productions, was released by Year Round Records through Fat Beats Records in June 2009.  With new releases from his duo "Rhyme" with Royce Da 59, and collaborations with MC Eiht, ASAP Ferg and Lady Of Rage just to name a few, 2018 eagerly welcomes the return of "real Hip-Hop" from a Hip-Hop Icon.





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REPPIN': Harlem, NY

ASSOCIATED: A Tribe Called Quest


Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born Jonathan William Davis; April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper, singer, actor, record producer and DJ. He embarked on his music career as part of the critically acclaimed East Coast hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. John Bush of AllMusic called him "the best rapper/producer in hip-hop history," while editors of placed him #17 on their list of the Top 25 Hip-Hop Producers, as well as placing him #38 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time. In 2012, The Source ranked him #20 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.  

Q-Tip was born Jonathan William Davis on April 10, 1970 in Harlem. His father was from Montserrat, a British territory in the eastern Caribbean,and his mother is an African American from Alabama. His sister, Gwen, is eight years his elder. He is the cousin of Consequence, who was featured heavily on Beats, Rhymes and Life. According to a DNA analysis, he descended, mainly, from the Jola people of Guinea-Bissau. He moved to St. Albans, Queens as a child. He attended Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan, New York.

He converted to Islam in the mid-1990s, and changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed. As referenced in the song "Check the Rhime", he mostly resided around Linden Boulevard. According to Fareed, he was given his stage name by Afrika Baby Bam of Jungle Brothers, which he used as a replacement for his prior name, MC Love Child.

He has also said that the Q in Q-Tip stands for Queens and he is often referred to as Tip. In 1999 a Southern rapper known as TIP signed to Arista Records, but shortened his name to T.I. to avoid confusion with his then-labelmate Q-Tip.[9] Throughout his career, he has also called himself The Abstract.  

Q-Tip regularly acts as a DJ, most notably at Santos Party House where he hosted a weekly residency called Open. At Paper magazine's 2008 Nightlife Awards, OPEN was named "Best DJ Night".

Starting in 2015, Q-Tip has hosted a radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1 station called Abstract Radio, named after his alternate professional name. His intent is "…rather than just follow any sort of current, what's popular…to try [instead] to figure out how to bridge many gaps and bring it all into one singular voice of good music.


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REPPIN: London, England



If you haven’t yet heard of Chillz, it’s just a matter of time. She’s a fully switched-on DJ/Producer with a plan, whose hard work is coming to fruition as she purposefully brings a fresh twist to everything she plays.  Whether it’s on her weekly radio show ‘Eclectic Sounds’, featured on both ‘New Life Radio’ (UK) and ‘Dash Radio’ (Los Angeles & New York), her ‘Afrobeats’ podcast for ‘Radar Radio’ or her crowd unifying live sets, encompassed by her unique mixes, Chillz is always looking to raise the bar.

Chillz regularly features at major festivals like; Wireless, Outlook, & Boom Bap, and has also performed at huge streetwear fashion events such as ‘New Balance X Heidi Klum’. All this has already been achieved whilst also having her London residency atBootylicious and her own weekly Friday event, ‘Riddim Nights’, in Croydon.  Her love for music is relentless & her passion for blending Afrobeats, RnB, & House, have led to three nominations for the ‘Best Female DJ’ award over the last few years. She explains, “It’s not just my love for music, it’s my passion. I eat, breathe, dream music. That is why it goes beyond liking, and beyond a hobby. Music is my way of living. Music is vital to my life.”  Chillz has effortlessly progressed to the studio, illustrating a deft touch as a producer with her debut single ‘Power’, which tore through clubland earlier in 2017.  Along with her remixes & refixes of the latest bangers, Chillz enjoys putting her own twist on tracks, ensuring that Armin Van Buren’s, “Don’t be a prisoner of your own style” is displayed in all that she does.

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