For a 22-year-old man, he brought lyricism back. When [Gang Starr’s] Step In The Arena came out, I was 22-years-old. And I just thought about it, I was like, Damn, I was a youngster. I wasnt 30, 31. I was 22 and coming with heat. And thats why I like that hes bringing stuff back. J. Cole, I like that hes bringing lyrics back. – DJ Premier to XXLmag.com
I sent out the above quote from my Twitter not understanding what would happen next. The rage, the venom and the blatant disrespect rose up like the zombies in “The Walking Dead.” Without question, the veteran producer had never seem such a backlash. So, it was imperative that a follow up explanation come from the Gang Starr beat master. Here it is.
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