Chris J. Martin (born May 5, 1967), better known as "DJ Premier" or "Premo", is a hip hop DJ, and half of the duo Gang Starr. DJ Premier's original stage name was Wax-Master C (the "C" taken from his first name, Chris).
Considered by many hip-hop fans to be one of the greatest producers in the genre's history, DJ Premier has produced almost all of Gang Starr's tracks, as well as tracks for many other groups and solo artists since the early 1990s. Premier's productions appeared on many of the East Coast's most important records:
- Nas - Illmatic
- The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
- Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
- Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
DJ Premier has worked with many other east coast artists such as: