Once again, DJ Premier drops an interview and reminds all of us about the rules and guidelines for producing, DJ’ing, and music creation. The producer talks about up coming projects with KRS-One, Grand Puba, Ice-T, and Q-Tip on his label Year Round Records while emphasizing the importance of independent music.
DJ Premier also gives his thoughts on ethical guidelines in the creation of music, the damage caused by morally bankrupt record executives, the phenomenon of unskilled celebrity DJ’s, and the necessity of staying excited about your craft.
It’s an independent label, which is a beautiful thing because I come from the era of independent labels before majors.
My bar is still high. The the problem with music anyway. The bar fell down and everybody can just step over it and we need to put the bar back where it’s hard to reach.
If you’re still excited and hungry for it, how are you not going to be dope?