DJ Premier is one of the hottest producer in hiphop of all time. He is from texas and about.com ranked him as #1 in its Top-50 Hip-Hop Producers list. Which I agree with. He done work with nearly everyone and makes some dope beats. Here is some people he has work with The Guru, Gang Starr, Gang Starr Foundation, Royce da 5'9", The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Nick Javas, Blaq Poet, M.O.P., Common, D.I.T.C., Whodini, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Cheese, Grandmaster Flash, Rakim, Kool Herc, Jay-Z, Afrika Bambaataa. Jazzy Jay, Jam Master Jay, Mixmaster Ice, UTFO, Grandmaster D, Marley Marl, Cut Creator, Reks, Ras Kass.
His samples are know for the sampling of funk and soul artists. When he works with an artists he gets parts of their old tracks beats and put in to a new track. Which is genuis to do. He is know for to create a chorus from short vocal samples. He goes with tracks like "The Mighty Mos Def" (from Mos Def's "Body Rock"), "It's simple mathematics" (from Fat Joe's "John Blaze"), "Check it out" (Lady of Rage from Snoop Dogg's "For All My Niggaz & Bitches"), "I revolve around science" (from Ghostface Killah's verse on Raekwon's "Criminology"), "What are we talking about here" (from the movie Ghostbusters), "Do your math" (from Erykah Badu's "On & On"), and "One, two, three, four" (from James Brown's "Funky Drummer").