Honestly, what more can be said about The World Famous Beat Junkies? Every DJ, collector, or fan has been influenced by their far-reaching scope over the past 20 years. They were, quite frankly, doing things no other crew were doing in the early 90’s. A Dj collective that has reached 13 members, they’ve spent the last 20 years traveling the world showcasing routines that leave even the best of the best in awe. Let’s face it, everyone has at least one J-Rocc mixtape in their possession or library. You name it, from Babu’s juggling routines and work with Dilated Peoples, Mr Choc on Soundbombing 3, Rhettmatic’s classic tapes, Shortkut and Melo-D’s incredible skills, to the group’s top notch radio shows; the list of contributions just goes on and on. The Beat Junkies were so influential to The Rub and an entire generation of hip-hop fans.
Check out this amazing mini-documentary done on the crew by LRG. It’s a must-see with contributions from a lot of friends of ours. Everyone is a fanboy when it comes to the Beat Junkies!
So here we are in 2012 celebrating their 20th Anniversary. An amazing feat by a once in a lifetime group. We recommend all New Yorkers come out this Sunday to witness a slice of music history. They’ve always shown us love at the Do-Over and other gigs around LA and here in NYC, so it’s all of our turn to go show respect to living legends. Hope to see you all there.
Here is a sneak preview of what is to come at their 20th Anniversary show this Sunday: