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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Royce Da 5'9", "Hip Hop" (2004)

I wanted to do a remix for Mary J. Blige and I did that beat because I could hear her singing on it. It didn't get to her in time for her to hear it and Royce called out of the blue like, "I need you on a joint but I need it today. You got anything?" I sent it to him and he sent me the vocals back. He went to jail for a year so halfway through his album being done, all the investors pulled out on him. So now we were in limbo to finish the album and then when he came back I said, "I'm ridin' with you, yo."

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