This week’s playlist is the first in a series dedicated to the greatest producers in hip-hop. First up is the legendary DJ Premier.

Primo burst onto the national scene more than 23 years ago and has been a hip-hop staple ever since. He represents guaranteed credibility for any project he touches and has often been the go-to guy for the greatest rappers in the game. You know what to expect: Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z, KRS-ONE, Fat Joe, Jeru, M.O.P., Group Home…and of course Gang Star. There are 29 of Premier’s hottest joints, in chronological order so you can witness his evolution.  Just press play, sit back and pay respect to one of the architects of hip-hop.