Beat Junkies Institute Of Sound Celebrates First Anniversary With All-Star Bash
#DXCLUSIVE: Beat Junkies DJ Babu, DJ Rhettmatic, Melo-D and Jurassic 5's DJ Nu-Mark talk about the BJIOS' impact.
Glendale, CA – The Beat Junkies celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound on Saturday (April 14) in Los Angeles.
Several members of the famous turntablist crew, including DJ Babu, D-Styles, DJ Rhettmatic, J Rocc and Mr. Choc — on the cover to organize the event, which was held outdoors in the critically acclaimed DJ of the school.
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Special guests were Jurassic 5's DJ Nu-Mark, Visionaries, Dilated Peoples Rakaa Iriscience, Defari, Supernatural, and Exile, among others.
During the past year, Rhettmatic has embraced his new role as a teacher, but I have really learned the most from observing their peers.
"Teaching is a whole other beast in itself," Rhett tells HipHopDX. "For me, personally, I'm really learning to teach, because it is not easy. What I have on hand for Choc and Babu to be able to teach our own curriculum to our student body, and be able to explain it in such a way that you can pick up easily and learn from it. Choc and Babs have really made a high benchmark in terms of teaching. I hope that some day I can teach as good as them."
"I've learned to give without expectations of any kind of return," Babu adds. "Sharing and teaching has been very rewarding, or should I say rich? Give us another year or two, and if god wants I can then say that it is gratifying to [laughs]. I see BJIOS that continues to grow and I see that it becomes the point of reference for all the DJ schools across the world."
Nu-Mark, who is currently working on the TBS show Drop The Mic with the host Method Man, found inspiration after the event.