'The response has been amazing': DJ Premier on the return of Gang Starr

George Garner

As far as first plays go, it wasn’t exactly ideal. Yes, DJ Premier was in his own studio, but he may as well have been in a courtroom as, flanked by lawyers, he listened to a series of song snippets on a laptop. What he heard may have been frustratingly short bursts of rapping – ones that faded out after just 30 seconds – but it was, nonetheless, the moment Premier had waited seven long, agonising years for.

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