DJ Premier decided to reveal on his Instagram account that his legendary recording haven D&D Studios was shutdown on January 7, 2015. New York City’s case of gentrification causing rebuilding buildings to make room for “luxury condos” has force closed the home were all things Primo started, dating back to his work on legendary projects like Illmatic and Ready to Die.
Cheer up though, what should have been a hip hop historic site may be gone but it’s spirit will still go on. Premier is moving home base to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queen’s NY to obviously continue making works of art.
Check out his Instagram posts from the emotional move below.