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Deep Concentration '10 by KiHunter Deep Concentration '10 by KiHunter
Name: DJ Premier In Deep Concentration
Technique: Pencil on paper
Size: A3

My favorite Hip Hop producer ever, DJ Premier.

On the debut album of Gang Starr (No More Mr. Nice Guy), there was a track named 'DJ Premier In Deep Concentration'. It was fully instrumental, with Premier scratching in all kinds of crazy samples. It was awesome. He put together the words 'DJ', 'Première', 'Is In' and 'Deep Concentration', all from different songs.

And Like I said before, he is one of the most talented and influential people, not only in DJ'ing, but in the Hip Hop culture on a whole.

This is my tribute to Premier. It focusses on the classic DJ equipment (the headphones, the turntable and the crossfader), but also on the DJ, Premier, in deep concentration.
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zegkaas Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Keep doing what you do!
Great inspiration.
TaylorKarras-DC Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Love it. DJ Premier is quite possibly one of the best producers out there; he always seems to be finding ways to innovate while remaining true to hip-hop; meshing the perfect combination of hard NY beats and Asian sensibilities with Jeru the Damaja; representing the gritty lo-fi environment of the Group Home and even switching it up by creating minimalistic piano beats. While he is primarily known for the boom bap sound, he can do almost every style; he did jazz rap in "No More Mr. Nice Guy", "He went old school for AZ's "The Comeup", He went energetic with "Ain't No Other Man", and Big L's "The Enemy" is a hard hitting grimy synthy song that I don't think even contains any sample at all.

You can truly see his work ethic, on the turntables feeling it's vibrations; the fader with the right amount of precision and his eyes in that sort of psychic mode, almost as if he were one with the hip-hop world. It's not one of a master but of a person who is truly invested in hip-hop and is willing to do anything to contribute to and even possibly advance the game; I mean just look at how much he gave us, he gave us Gang Starr, he gave us "NY State of Mind", he even gave us "Kick in the Door" and for that, I admire him. It's a shame Guru is gone from this world but at least he's holding it down and carrying on his legacy.
DJSALVA Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
no prob, man. i hope that more people realize what's really going on with hip hop dude. and remember: "rap - lies = hip hop"

much love for this piece once again, and i'll be looking out for more.
DJSALVA Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
you know that feeling inside that makes you feel inspired? that's how I'm feeling right now. Preem was one of the few reasons why I became a DJ, and I this helped remind me why I made that decision. it's all about the music...

great piece man; keep it up.
KiHunter Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Thanks for the great comment. Hip Hop today seriously lacks Deejays (all producers now), so you keep it up too!
kritken Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Wow dude this is really good, I love the reflection on the disk, and the fingers look very well done You've improved keep it up ;)
KiHunter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
It focusses on hands, so yeah, I had to step my skills up to get this done :D. Thanks again man, for the nice comment!
SilentWinging Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
I love your pencil work more than anything. Great job. :)
KiHunter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Thanks a lot for the compliment, really appreciate it :)
SilentWinging Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
No prob, you deserve it. :D
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