Happy birthday to the greatest producer in hip-hop history, Houston native DJ Premier

Premier rocking a Houston Rockets throwback cap

Happy 50th Birthday to Christopher Martin, better known to the world as DJ Premier! Premier is the greatest producer and deejay in hip-hop history and was 1/2 of the legendary duo Gang Starr. Even though his production style is credited with shaping the New York hip-hop scene’s legendary gritty street sound, Premier was actually born in Houston in 1966. Premier lived in Houston’s Fifth Ward neighborhood and, after graduating from Waller High School, he attended Prairie View A&M.

Now that you know more about how Houston has influenced the rest of the music world, you can sit back and listen to Texas legends DJ Premier and Bun B on the same track. It doesn’t get more trill than this: