“Once I saw how he was filtering, I thought ‘I’m going to do that too.’ But it wasn’t a matter of stealing his style. If you get an idea from somebody else, you have to use it to create your own style. You don’t want to just imitate. With these guys I wanted them to love what I was doing without them feeling like I was biting [copying] their style. This is what it’s all about in hip-hop: do not bite, that’s the number one rule.
-DJ Premier commenting on Large Professor using the SP1200