Babu’s influence in hip-hop started in the 1990s, as he played an essential role in the evolution of the “DJ” with the Los Angeles col¬lective, The World Famous Beat Junkies. Taking his talents to a higher level, in 1997, he stormed the dj battle scene and was the first to win all 3 categories (Scratching, Beat Juggling, and Teams) at the International Turntablist Federation.
While continuing to be a dominant force in the battle scene, Babu released a number of ground breaking mixtape albums combining intricate mixing and turntablism. From these releases, the most notable included “Comprehension”, “Duck Season Vol. 1 & 2”, and his 1999 collaboration effort “Sound Bombing 2” (Rawkus Records) with fellow Beat Junkie, DJ J Rocc.
As an official member of the West Coast group Dilated Peoples he stands at the forefront, as the group’s DJ, he preserves the art of turntablism and lets all fans know that the DJ is the backbone of hip-hop.
One of the most documented DJs in the world, Babu continues to appear in both national and international media outlets, including live television showcases on MTV’s “Sucker Free” and BET’s “Rap City”, as well as feature stories in high profiled music publications such as VIBE, Source, XXL, and Rolling Stone.
Produced by DJ Babu (Dilated Peoples / Beat Junkies). Featuring guest appearances by M.O.P., Dilated Peoples, Little Brother, MF Doom, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, AG, Bishop Lamont, MED, Strong Arm Steady, Oh No, Cali Agents, Roc Marciano, etc.
01. DS3 Intro – Dilated Peoples
02. Dearly Departed – M.O.P.
03. Fan Mail – Little Brother, Joe Scudda, & D-Brock
04. The Unexpected – DOOM & Sean Price
05. Frozen – Guilty Simpson
06. East West Connection – A.G.
07. My Opinion – Bishop Lamont
08. 2 Feet – Kardinall Offishall & Rakaa Iriscience
09. Black & Brown Army – Chace Infinite & Sick Jacken
10. Graveyardshiftin’ – Cali Agents & Roc Marciano
11. For Whatever It’s Worth – Evidence
12. It’s A New Day – M.E.D.
13. O.G. – Strong Arm Steady
14. Guns Gon’ Blow – Termanology
15. That Ain’t Gangsta – Likwit Junkies
16. Meant To Be – Roc C. & Oh No
17. SBX2LAX2OX – Wildchild
The album DJ Babu “Duck Season Vol.3” (Nature Sounds) is going to be released October 31, 2008.