DJ Premier To Be Inducted Into DMC Hall Of Fame

Gangstarr's DJ Premier will be inducted to the

DMC Hall of Fame during the US finals of the 17th annual DMC American Battleground

competition. The event, which is being hosted by Jam Master Jay, takes place

on August 23rd at the legendary Roxy in New York City, will feature showcases

by DJ Radar, Kool Herc, and DJ Swamp.

"I'm deeply honored by this award,"

Premier told "It feels so good to be recognized for doing

something you love."

The finals are the culmination of 13 regional

events around the US that kicked off in NYC on June 5th and finish on August

3rd in Denver, CO. DMC sought to find the top turntablist in each region. The

winners of the 12 individual regional events will face off in the US Finals,

where reigning US Champion DJ Klever will defend his US title. The US champion

will then go onto represent America in London in September, battling contestants

from 28 other countries to be crowned World Champion.

This is an 18 and over event and tickets are

$20 in advance and $25 day of show. Tickets are available through the Roxy Box

office, Ticketmaster, Turntable Lab, Club Planet, Breakbeat Science, Satellite

and Yoshitoshi. Doors open at 7pm.