DJ Premier
DJ Premier
Real Name/Full Name Christopher Edward Martin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: DJ Premier
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 March 1966
Age/How Old: 58 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 98 Kg
In Pounds – 216 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: N/A
College: Prairie View A&M University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Shaklee Jeter
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Record Producer, DJ, Actor
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: June 2024

DJ Premier, whose real name is Christopher Edward Martin, is a very successful and renowned record producer and DJ. He has built a big name for himself in the world of Hip Hop over the years and is widely famous for producing most of the songs of the artist gang star. DJ Premier is one of the most successful record producers of all time as according to websites like, and owns the record label Year-Round Record.

Well, how well do you know about DJ Premier? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about DJ Premier’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about DJ Premier to date.

Biography and Early Life

DJ Premier was born in Houston, Texas; however, he shifted to Prairie View in Brooklyn when he was young. There is not much information about his family or his childhood. Growing up in Prairie View in Brooklyn, DJ Premier used to perform with local bands, and that’s how he developed an inclination towards music.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is DJ Premier in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, DJ Premier’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 21 March 1966. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 216lbs in Pound and 98kg in Kilograms.


There is little information available about DJ Premier’s school. He attended the Prairie View A&M University where he pursued a degree in music, and it is known that he grew up in Brooklyn, where he used to perform as a DJ for local bands like Marching Storm band, following which he decided to pursue a career as a professional DJ.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

DJ Premier is entirely reserved regarding his relationships and personal life. He has been successful in keeping his private life away from the public’s eye. He used to be married to Shaklee Jeter; however, further details about their marriage are unknown. Currently, DJ Premier is said to be single and focusing on the record label.

Is DJ Premier Gay?

DJ Premier is not gay; he used to be married to Shaklee Jeter; however, he is currently single but has shown no interest in men.

Professional Career

Growing up in Prairie View in Brooklyn, Christopher Edward Martin used to perform with local bands like Marching Storm band as their DJ, and that’s when he discovered his passion for hip-hop and music. He decided to start his career as a professional DJ and musician in the year 1987. He launched albums as the Sun Rises In The East, Warth of the Math in the 1990s, which became immensely popular due to his unique style of singing.

Soon he gained a huge fan following and recognition for his talent. In the year 2006, DJ Premier collaborated with the singer Christina Aguilera to launch the song Back to Basics which was a huge hit. Apart from music, DJ Premier is also a very successful host and stars on the radio show Life From Headquarters.

He has also collaborated with artists like DJ Khalid, DJ Mustard, etc. to create the soundtrack of the top-rated video game NBA 2K16. DJ Premier established his own record label called Year Round Records, which has launched the careers of several budding artists. He has worked with musical duos like Gang Starr, PRhyme, etc.


He is known for being able to play a lot of instruments. He even had a record store during his college days. His debut album, single, was released with Guru. Its name was ‘Manifest.’ Soon after that, in 1991-92, two more albums were released by him back to back named ‘Daily Operations’ and ‘Step in the Arena.’

He worked with a lot of other singers and musicians and became one of the best producers. 1994 is considered the most remarkable and successful year of his career as a vocalist. He released 2 of his classic albums, ‘Hard To Earn’ and ‘The Sunrise In The East,’ and became very popular.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of DJ Premier in 2024

DJ Premier Net Worth
DJ Premier Net Worth

DJ Premier’s net worth as of 2024 is estimated to be around $25 million, all of which he had earned by creating some of the finest albums and album artists like Jay-Z, 50-Cents, etc. He is recently working with the rap god Eminem for his new album. He has a record store, moreover, which adds up to his worth over all these years.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His record collection and record store he had ever since he got out of high school named Year Round Records are so famous, and he makes a lot of money out of that.

DJ Premier is a prominent face in the music industry, mainly hip hop. He is considered as one of the influential producers who had worked with many great artists. He was the face of hip-hop society and gained immense popularity and a fan base after that.


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