To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Gang Starr’s fourth album, Hard to Earn, UpNorthTrips is proud to present to you all, alongside our brothers at NahRight The Making of Hard to Earn with DJ Premier.
Earlier this week our dude Dan Isenberg had the utmost privilege and honor of sitting with Primo at Headquarterz Studios (formerly D&D Studios) to talk in-depth about the creation of Gang Starr’s classic fourth album, and break down each of its songs track-by-track.
We figured it was only right to provided yall with an original mix from our in-house DJ, The Vinylcologist titled Hard to Earnstrumentals. The mix goes beyond highlighting the beats and samples on Hard to Earn, as over half of the album’s instrumentals we’re deconstructed and re-workings by Vinyl himself. In true UpNorthTrips fashion, we provided a dope collection of ill throwback pics and images to accompany the interview from our vaults.