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 AllHipHop.com. "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.