The news of the iconic musician’s passing has been a continuing conversation, with artists and fans alike reminiscing on the legacy he has left behind.
DJ Premier decided to celebrate Prince’s life by doing a special set, which he broadcast via Facebook, and also shared some unreleased beats and lesser known B-Sides from his extensive collection.
“I want to salute one of the greatest artists in the world, the artist known as Prince,” Premier said in a statement. “The guideline that shaped me musically consists of approximately ten people, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Prince are all equally my number ones; it's a three-way tie.
“Because of Prince, I will take any dare and survive the dare,” he continued. “My manager Ian threw the idea (for the tribute mix) at me late last night and I said let’s do it; so we plugged in and did it (real DJ’s do real things)! I should've done three hours instead of one. It was unscripted and unrehearsed, but the outcome obviously touched my soul and I hope it does the same for you. Rest in Purple, Prince.”
Check out his epic live mix below.
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