May 02, 2020

DJ Premier’s Sonic Inspiration in 3 Samples (NPR, Video)

DJ Premier is a purist at heart. He picks samples based on feeling and the beats he creates from them are all about honoring that vibe. That lineage has played out from his parents record collection growing up in Houston to his own expansive discography over the last 30 years. One of the three tracks, The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Kick In The Door," produced by DJ Premier, is infused with the spirit of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' classic "I Put A Spell on You." Listen to that and more below... oh, and be clear, DJ Premier cleared all three of these particular samples, you can believe that!