Say it ain’t so! Following the underground classics, Duck Season Vol. 1  and Vol. 2  , DJ Babu is back with his final volume, Duck Season, Vol. 3. The difference between this last one and his previous joints is the fact that Vol.3 is produced entirely by Babu himself. It seems like he took 5 years to perfect his production craft [he did produce tracks for Dilated], to great results! For those of you who don’t know, the previous Duck Season volumes showcased DJ Babu’s skills as a top tier turntablist and mixer and was produced by others.
So how does Babu do on the boards instead of the tables on an entire album? Fuckin Great!
DJ Babu -Graveyardshiftin Feat. Cali Agents & Roc Marciano
I’ve always loved Cali Agents and no matter what nobody say to me, they are honorable Brooklyn residents, and LI native Roc Marciano did his thing too. Babu kept the beat simple but complex enough to be a great memorable stand alone track.
The album features guest appearances, from every damn body– Little Brother, Termanology, Bishop Lamont, Guilty Simpson, Percee P, Strong Arm Steady, of course Evidence and Rakaa, and the list goes on and on. Each emcee brings his own flavor to the album. Production wise, Babu doesn’t stray from Soul and Boom Bap beats that communicate and blend nicely with his signature scratching.
Tracks from Kardinal Offishall, Sean Price and MF DOOM After the Jump ===>
DJ Babu- 2 Feet Feat. Kardinal Offishall and Rakaa Iriscience
This joint has a more of a California soul feel to it. Ironically, Babu flipped it enough to turn it into a slow paced Ska-type record. It worked. Kardinal delivered a solid performance. And Rakaa does what he does best: beast on a track.
DJ Babu – The Unexpected Feat. MF Doom & Sean Price
This track was definitely unexpected, it was nice to hear Sean Price adjust his flow to a Doom-style free association.