Originating from Texas, DJ Premier shaped the sound of New York in the ‘90s. Working with everyone from KRS-One to Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, M.O.P. and less noted talents, his trademark sound was recognizable due to his loops and scratched hooks. Additionally, his prolific catalog includes six albums with his partner Guru as Gang Starr. Making fans in high places, Premier went on to work with pop princess Christina Aguilera, proving his reach was far. Though mainstream hip-hop is in a different place than it was in his heyday, Premier is always remembered as a legend.