Today is the birthday of Christopher Edward Martin, better known by his stage name, DJ Premier. Is Premier hiphop's greatest producer? Yeah, probably.
DJ Premier produced all of Gang Starr's tracks. Tumble that in your brainframe. When Step In the Arena came out in 1990, Premier was 25 years old. Can you image that? I can't imagine that. Aside from Gang Starr (and the Gang Starr Foundation), he also worked with Apathy, Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Bun B, Canibus, Common, D.I.T.C., Fat Joe, Game, Ill Bill, Jay-Z, Joell Ortiz, Kanye West, KRS-One, Lord Finesse, M.O.P., Mos Def, Nas, Rakim, Royce da 5'9", Snoop Dogg, the LOX, Notorious B.I.G., Vinnie Paz, Xzibit, rock band Limp Bizkit, Busta Rhymes, and Christina Aguilera.
What do you do after all of that accomplishment? I'd take a nap.