DJ Premier Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Devin the Dude “Doobie Ashtray” (2002)

DJ Premier: “That was originally a remix. It was actually a sample they couldn’t clear. So they were like, ‘Could you replay it?’ I just pulled out my little keyboard, and did something real simple. I put in my drums and my snaps, and it was done. I sent it back, and they loved it. Devin’s the shit. He’s working with one of my artists. I have an artist named Khalil, who’s signed to Year Round Records, and Devin’s going to be on the record called ‘Please Don’t Change.’ I just saw Devin two weeks ago when I went to see my mom down in Texas.”

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