DJ Premier: My Life in 15 Songs

Gang Starr co-founder and producer behind Nas, Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. classics recalls early days, lawsuits and working with Limp Bizkit

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Gang Starr, "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" (1990)

I wanted to do something that was very Public Enemy-oriented because everybody during that time was making noisy records because of them. We were just following suit. All the Public Enemy albums, I knew what records they were sampling but was like, "How'd they construct it like this?!"

Also, the military was being sent out to Kuwait and dealing with Iraq at the time. A lot of my good friends were getting deployed to the Middle East, so Guru wanted to talk about it based off that. That's why we wore the military gear in the video.

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