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DJ Premier

Tuesday 09 November 2004 - Caf

Tickets 15 (10 concessions & regulars)

Doors Open: 9 pm

Show Starts:

Chris Martin, aka DJ Premier, best known for being one half of the Rap duo Gang Starr, is also a DJ and record producer. DJ Premier has produced almost all of Gang Starr's tracks as well as tracks for many other groups and solo artists since the 1990s. He has produced tracks for such artists as Jay-Z, Big L, The Notorious B.I.G, Nas, M.O.P., Jeru The Damaja, KRS-One and Mos Def. DJ Premier's style of production is considered "underground" Hip-Hop or "alternative" Hip-Hop. He is known for sampling Jazz artists, as well as sampling an artist's past work, when he is creating a new track for that same artist. He is known for combining small vocal portions from multiple artists to make one hook on a track he is producing. This creative technique has made him one of the most sought after producers in Hip-Hop. DJ Premier's name refers to claim to be the first and the best in his style. His original stage name was Wax-Master C, the "C" coming from his real name.


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DJ Premier has had to cancel his scheduled performance at The Lemon Tree on the 9th of November as he will be receiving an award and performing at the VH1 Television Music Awards.

As luck would have it we've been able to replace him with the other half of Gangstarr - Guru, on a great bill with DJ Doo Wop and local heroes Deejay A'La Fu, Isho and Corallo...

The Lemon Tree in association with Celebrity Talent present:

Guru+DJ Doo Wop+support

Tuesday 9th November


Doors 9pm

15 (10 concessions & Regulars)

Rapper/composer Guru (real name Keith Elam) first rose to prominence as the "lyrical half" of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, one of the first outfits that attempted to fuse jazz with rap. After three albums by Gang Starr hit record store shelves (1989's No More Mr. Nice Guy, 1991's Step in the Arena, and 1992's Daily Operation), Guru launched his own solo career, issuing Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 in 1993. The album featured guest appearances by the likes of Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, and N'Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies, and was followed up two years later by a sophomore solo outing, Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality, which again featured a variety of special guests (including Ramsey Lewis, Branford Marsalis, and members of Jamiroquai). Despite his solo career, Guru has remained true to Gang Starr all along, continuing to contribute to such further albums as 1994's Hard to Earn and 1998's Moment of Truth. Five years after his second solo outing appeared, Streetsoul was issued in 2000, which again featured a stellar cast of supporting characters: Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, the Roots, Erykah Badu, and Macy Gray. Wasting little time, Guru returned directly back to the recording studio, issuing a follow-up one year later, Baldhead Slick da Click. In addition to the aforementioned artists, Guru has collaborated with some of rap music's best-known producers, including fellow Gang Starr member DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Alchemist, Ayatollah, and DJ Spinna, as well as Ice-T, Naughty by Nature's Treach, Killah Priest, and Ed O.G.

DJ Doo Wop will be playing alongside Guru, with tableturns also provided by Aberdeen's own Deejay ala Fu, Isho and Corallo.


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