Music Birthday: DJ Premier

🔊🥳Today, March 21, 1966, DJ Premier was born Christopher Edward Martin in Houston, Texas. Premier co-produced Christina Aguilera’s ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ in 2006, the lead single from Aguilera’s “Back to Basics” studio album. The song samples ‘Hippy, Skippy, Moon Strut (Opus 1)’ by The Moon People, and ‘The Cissy Thang’ by The Soul Seven. On the US Hot 100, ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ peaked at no. 6. DJ Premier also helped produce four other tracks on “Back to Basics”: ‘Intro (Back to Basics), ‘Back in the Day,’ ‘Still Dirrty,’ and ‘Thank You.’

Published by Taylor Valery

Through the lense of A&R and music writer Taylor Valery, HomageCollage celebrates some of music's best creators and creations.

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