DJs Worldwide Salute DJ Premier With Instagram Challenge

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What began as a simple challenge by Brazilian DJ Nyack has blossomed into a full-blown movement dedicated to the influence of the legendary DJ Premier.

“[DJ Premier] inspired many of us, so I decided to pay homage with this video,” Nyack wrote on Instagram, nominating DJs such as Skratch Bastid and X-Ecutioners member DJ Boogie Blind to participate.

The two responded, adding nominations of their own as the challenge exploded from there. It even caught the attention of Preemo himself.

 

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@djpremier inspirou vários de nós e resolvi fazer uma homenagem com esse video. Pra se juntar nessa brincadeira eu chamo meus manos: @willdeejay @boogieblind @djrmbrasil @skratchbastid @djajamu e @thereal5d para fazer um video de uma das sua prediletas. Obrigado por tudo aqui Preemo! DJ Premier inspired many of us, so I decided to pay homage with this video. To join me on this one, i choose my friends: @willdeejay @boogieblind @djrmbrasil @skratchbastid @djajamu e @thereal5d to do your favorite premier’s cuts. Thank U, Preemo! #PremierScratchChallenge

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#PremierScratchChallenge *** I was challenged by my Brazilian brother @djnyack & my NYC brother @boogieblind to share some of my fave @djpremier scratches! It’s hard to pick just one from the scratch chorus GOAT, but here’s how I’m feeling on Thursday morning! I challenge @djnumark @crazearoni @djmanwell @djmelod @djjaycee313 — and anyone else who wants to pay homage. Let’s hear your fave Preemo cuts… #djpremierscratchchallenge

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I was nominated by @djnyack to join in the @djpremier #djpremierscratchchallenge Yo Nyack Thank you for letting me rock a set at Your awesome all vinyl party Discopedia in São Paulo!! Salute to you and the whole crew. Here is one of my favs! I nominate @skratchbastid 🎧🎧🎵🎵

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Peer pressure from @djmelod and @skratchbastid #premierscratchchallenge massive respect to my big brother @djpremier _ #BeatJunkies #DilatedJunky #ALONGWAYTOGO #GangStarr

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The homie @skratchbastid aka the BBQ Bawws nominated me to throwdown for the #PremierScratchChallenge 🔊🔊🔊🔊 Wayyyy to many timeless joints to choose from but here goes my rendition of one of my favorite scratch choruses of all time by the one and only @djpremier ✊🏼✊🏼 I broke out a 3rd turntable x 12” records to recreate this one in real time we don’t take no shorts over here 💯 I’m gonna need y’all to help get these dudes to make a video one time I nominate the whole #BeatJunkies crew let’s put em in the heater where y’all at 🗣🗣🗣 @djdstyles @djbabuforeal @jrocc210 @rhettmatic @therealmrchoc @shortkut @thebeatjunkies #DJPremier #PremierScratchChallenge

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Primo didn’t know about #djpremierscratchchallenge! Lol いま世界中のDJ達によって行われているInstagramのDJプレミアスクラッチチャレンジのことを、プリモが何にも聞いていないぜ!と言っています。笑 #djpremierscratchchallenge @djpremier #mpc #mpc60ii

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Nyack reacted to challenge’s popularity via Instagram last week, sharing his appreciation for how expansive it became.

“A week ago I had a simple idea and decided to put it in work for the love of turntablism culture,” he wrote. “I am grateful to see it sparked a movement with DJs around the world and it even got to the point of being acknowledged and thanked by the honoree himself.”

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He added, “Thank you so much, DJ Premier! And too all those who got on and those who still will. Keep them tables turning.”

Following Preemo’s battle with RZA, it looks like the challenge could gain more attention and continue over the weeks to come.

Check out some of the participants below.

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#djpremierscratchchallenge big UP to the legendary @djpremier … @caponennoreaga INVINCIBLE Big to my bro @danwayo and my son #turntablist #turntablism #djpremier #hiphop #realhiphop #classichiphop #music #musically #scratch #scratching #cnn #beatmaker #beatjuggling #classic #hiphopstyle #beat #hiphopmusic #skratcher #videooftheday #scratchgeek #scratchdj #phasedj #123vivalalgerie #algerie #france #djpremierscratchchallenge

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#djpremierscratchchallenge Got nominated by @roezillah to recreate a @djpremier scratch chorus. Same team, no games is my choice of song. I nominate @bjarnebeats @connectbeats @therealbeshone @zocuts_alcoholicsominous @downrocking_cam @starkearvid_ #turntablism #sameteamnogames #gangstarr #theownerz #scratching #djpremier

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I’m super rusty on the tables. But there was no way I could resist the #djpremierscratchchallenge had to clean the dust of 2 of my favorite records. #therealness

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Take it personal. #djpremierscratchchallenge @djpremier . . #takeitpersonal #scratch #djing #routine #djpremier #dj #vinyl #pioneer #technics

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Repost from @dj_robert_smith • My tribute to @djpremier and the #PremierScratchChallenge by @skratchbastid and @djnyack . Big shout outs to @nas for his legendary song „Nas Is Like“ with def one of my favorite Premo Cuts on it! #djrobertsmith #djpremier #djrobertsmithscratchvideo #officialdjscratchvideo #scratchvideo #nas #nasislike #scratches. #cuts #djcity #djcityde #txscratchleague #skratchsociety #turntablist #tribute #hiphop #hiphopculture #reloopelite #serato #teamreloop #rp8000 #fischeramps @fischeramps #ultimateearspro #djlife #youplayitinyoursystemeverynight #vidoftheday #djpremierscratchchallenge …….. Give @dj_robert_smith a #follow he keeps that #newheat ……… 🔥🔥 or …🗑🗑…… what y’all think 🤔 Does he have skills

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Challenge accepted @mtstryker #premierscratchchallenge #djpremierscratchchallenge #alongwaytogo #hardtoearn @gangstarr @atcq @qtiptheabstract #ripphifedawg @djpremier @djgrouch @startingfromscratch @djagile @djritz @djkidc7 @djjayonline @kidartik @babeydrew @djandis @stfdjs @kesha_thebeautiful @dreisking @c.i.l.o @grumpyoldmenofhiphop @robbklarke @icomoe45 @devinesaturdays @impenetrebel.ceo @bossman_am2g @hustle_n_muscle

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MY ENTRY #djpremierscratchchallenge #dj #djlife #djforlife #technics #technics1200mk2 #gangstarr #djpremier @djpremier #guru #hiphop #hiphopmusic #rap #challenge #scratch @skratchbastid #turntables #turntablism #turntablist

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Cuts are rusty but I had to get in on this. I’ve been a big fan of Gang Starr since day one, I’m always grateful I was growing up during the best era of hiphop. I couldn’t count the amount of times I played the 12’ to Take It Personal, just to break down the beats and the cuts. There are a lot of producers that were nice on the cut, but nobody sounded like @djpremier. #djpremierscratchchallenge #djpremier #gangstarr #codeofthestreets #hardtoearn #chrysalis #danddstudios #ny #bdp #90shiphop #vinyligclub #inthebasement @frosty_170 📹

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I know it wasn't original format OG @djpremier ..but I had to rep for the #djpremierscratchchallenge

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@skratch_yi 💥🔥💥🔥🏆 Boogie down was performing, hey they ain’t no joke🔪🔥 @junya_310kings 君からきたので #djpremierscratchchallenge やってみました😂 #ibrkkuttingbros #skratch #teacha #krsone #bdp #hiphop #hardcorehiphop #rap #serato #slickrick #djpremier #tablistloungejapan

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#djpremierscratchchallenge I got nominated by @mixmastermange to recreate a @djpremier scratch chorus. I chose All 4 tha Ca$h by Gang Starr. I nominate @freemanlarsson @jorgeelpilas @ekascratch @1210jazz

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New Vinyl for my Lives & new scratch challenge that was started @djnyack @boogieblind @skratchbastid. #premierscratchchallenge. #djpremierscratchchallenge. Salute to one of the greatest Hip Hop Producer/DJs ever! @djpremier

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Hands are rusty but I had to have a go at the #djpremierscratchchallenge @djpremier Far from perfect but using vinyl at least… #scratching #turntablism #deejay #scratchdj #guru #gangstarr #theenemy #djpremier #hiphop #boombap #vestax #technics

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