DJ Premier sat down with the podcast Rap Radar for an interview that revealed, among other things, a fairly surprising family connection. Prem has a long history with the family of none other than Travis Scott, and it seems Scott’s father even taught the legend how to play drums. Watch a clip below.
As he explains, Scott’s dad and uncle – Jack and Travis, respectively – laid the groundwork for his musical learning: “As I got older, like a teenager, Jack and Travis was always playing drums and bass in the house, so they taught me how to play drums and bass… That’s how I really got into it, that’s a lot that had something to do with my production style to this day.”
And if that weren’t enough, Prem continues to reveal that Scott’s grandmother was his English teacher in school. “[Jack’s] mom was my English teacher and she’s one the flyest people in my neighborhood to this day, Mrs. Webster… They were the first to have everything in our neighborhood, they were the first ones with a pool table, first ones with a VCR. I was like ‘damn they can record Soul Train and play them.’”
Watch the full interview over on TIDAL.
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