is a live presentation with a world famous DJ/Producer. The goal of this project is to educate people about the still highly misunderstood art form of turntablism and urban music production. The showcase will introduce the audience to the artist and give them a behind the scenes look into the world of hip-hop music. There will be a MC to facilitate and structure the conversation. This is a chance for the community to not only see a world famous artist perform but also provide a unique opportunity to engage in a positive experience with the hip hop culture. The forum will last one hour and include a question and answer segment, allowing the audience to participate directly in the presentation.
What makes the project unique? This forum, unlike any other musical performances, is also, an alternative and experimental educational experience for the community, specifically youth. This project aims to bring together a multi-generational crowd of music lovers, producers, turntablists and anyone interested in the hip-hop culture. The presentation will provide insight into how an individual artist has taken a skill and developed it into a life long career, highlighting the artists’ role in the development of urban music.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
DJ Babu is one-third of the hip hop group Dilated Peoples, Babu is also a member of the Beat Junkies DJ crew, and together with rapper Defari forms the duo the Liwit Junkies. Babu has won multiple competition titles including the DMC USA championship in 1997 and multiple ITF titles. As a revered battle DJ and producer, he has appeared in and hosted numerable videos. Under the name ‘The turnbalists’, produced perhaps the genres most popular battle record, 1996’s Super Duck Breaks, which sold over 10,000 copies. Babu has also featured on numerous acts alongside groups such as Kanye West, Jurassic 5, Swollen Members and the Visionaries. VISIT HIS MYSPACE HERE
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