Pete Rock and DJ Premier Talk About Their Early Careers

Legendary producers Pete Rock and DJ Premier, in an interview before their recent show at the Liquidroom in Shibuya, Tokyo, talked about their early careers including their friendly competition, how they pushed each other to succeed, the difference between being a beatmaker and a producer and their early hardships.

Pete Rock mentions how Preemo’s work with Gang Starr made him jealous — “a good jealous” he says — and inspired him to continue to improve. Of course, DJ Premier also gives a shout out to the late Guru, and talks about gaining closure after his unexpected death earlier this year.

Watch the full interview below, courtesy of Hypebeast.

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