Nas, Mos Def, Biggie, Rakim, Jay Z, KRS-One… These are just a few examples of artists that DJ Premier has worked with. Thursday I got the chance to see this legend live and the best part was, it wasn’t planned. I was in Ghent having a drink with some friends when I got a text of my best friend asking if I wanted to go to Brussels to go see DJ Premier. I was like hell yeah! The concert was in Brussels in a small club called Bazaar, we got there around twelve. The place wasn’t packed but you could see that the people who were there were real hiphopheads.
To get the crowd a bit heated there was also a rapper performing, Termanology. To be honest, I had never heard of him but I was blown away after the first two songs. He really has a nice flow and he put a lot of energy in his performance.
Termanology performing in Stockholm
After the warm-up it was time for the main event. At 2 a.m. DJ Premier was ready to hit the decks. The minute he came on the crowd went crazy. Because there wasn’t a real big audience you could really get close to him and see why he is one the greatest DJ’s that hiphop will ever know. Except for playing the well-know jams such as “The Sixth Sense” which features Common and “Classic” which features Kanye West, KRS-One, Rakim and Nas, the 47-year old hiphop legend also played a lot of Gang Starr songs. Gang Starr consisted of DJ Premier himself and the late MC Guru.
Around 4 a.m. the party was done. What I really liked about the event is that the atmosphere was so chill and so underground. You saw that the people who were there really have love for hiphop and know what real hiphop stands for: peace, love, unity and having fun like KRS-One once said. There was an another positive thing about this party/concert: there was (almost) no twerking going on. One thing I regret is having no footage of the concert (my phone battery was almost dead) I do have some pictures but my best friend made the best picture. You can see it at the end of this post.
I really enjoyed this trip down hiphop memory lane and I got to share it with people that have the same love for hiphop as I have. I think I will be going more to these kind of events. Mabye I’ll see you there. One!
DJ Premier at Bazaar last year