What more can I say??? A big birthday shout out to one of the best who ever put it down. Period. DJ Premier is what I refer to as a real(reel)producer. His style did not come in some box like instant oatmeal. It’s as real and big as it gets.

I just wanted to put up a few clips in tribute to that undeniable sound.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.