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DJ Premier set to score VH1 movie, ‘The Breaks’

(Photo Credit: Facebook.com/DJPremierOfficial)

(Photo Credit: Facebook.com/DJPremierOfficial)

 

Legendary producer DJ Premier has had a long and storied career.

From being one of the founding members of true school favorites Gang Starr, to working with hip-hop ‘s most elite lyricists Jay Z, Nas and Notorious B.I.G., Premier has continuously provided his trademark boom bap sound to music lovers for more than 25 years.

VH1 recently tapped the Houston, Texas native to score and serve as executive music producer for it’s upcoming movie, The Breaks.

Inspired by Dan Charnas’ book, The Big Payback, the film, much like the book, will follow the history of hip-hop as a business and detail the emergence of some of the culture’s moguls, such as Jay Z, Russell Simmons and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Veteran writer and director Seith Mann (Dexter, Entourage, Grey’s Anatomy) will serve as executive producer, director and writer of the screenplay.

DJ Premier is touring in support of his collaborative PRhyme project with Royce Da 5’9″.

The Breaks is scheduled to begin filming in June of this year with an anticipated premiere date of Fall 2015.