The sonic architect behind the neck-snapping, jazz-inflected bounce that defines ’90s hip-hop now tours with a full band. Producer and musical visionary DJ Premier gained acclaim as one-half of Gang Starr and, in the decades since, has gone on to craft beats—to compose entire songs, really—for every all-star MC on earth, including Biggie, KRS-One, Kanye, Jay-Z, Snoop and dozens more. These days, Primo fronts the Badder Band, four veteran NYC-based jazz dudes on horns, keys, bass and live drums, with his own turntables and live MPC, energizing and refreshing Gang Starr cuts and other classics.
June 28:00 p.m.
$25 - $3521 and over