DJ Premier and Travis Scott have a unique type of connection
Legendary producer DJ Premier once revealed that Travis Scott’s dad put him onto the music game, and it looks like he later had to return the favor. While recently speaking to Pitchfork, the Gang Starr member revealed that he played a part in Travis signing to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music.
“He was trying to get me to sign him at a time when the music he was making just wasn’t in my lane. He came to my parents’ house and sat with me, back when Nokia flip phones were a thing,” Premier explained.
Premier continued that the then-younger Travis was stubborn, something that advertised his strong determination and potential.
“He was sneaking pictures and his aunt is telling him to stop taking pictures,” he recounted. “I was like, ‘You know what? Kanye might be into what you’re doing right now.’ I called to co-sign him, like ‘Yo, he’s got something.’ Next thing you know, he’s signing with Ye.”