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This particular recording was a recorded live in Japan in the August of 2002. We were celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary of the Beat Junkies throughout the whole year.
Dilated Peoples & the Beat Junkies were asked to perform at the Technics’ 30 Yr Anniversary to commemorate the 30 years that the Technics 1200 Turntable has been around in the business. Dilated & ourselves were the headliners, but we were also sharing the stage with Japan’s very own Heavyweights: Dj Muro, Dj Krush, & Mighty Crown (Japan’s top Reggae Soundsystem & the 1st Japanese crew to win the Reggae World Soundclash). We were able to extend our trip to throw a “NIGHTLIFE” event in Japan and to celebrate the Junkies’ 10 Yr. Anniversary. At the our Anniversary show, we had Dj Tashi (92 DMC Japan Champ) do an opening party rocking set and of course we had Rakaa Iriscience handling the mic duties. This was a 2 Hour performance/party rocking set; 5 turntables, 4 mixers, 2 Pioneer EFX500 boxes, & the real kicker…..RECORDS! Yes people, this was waay before the Serato explosion. Anyways, the first 5 minutes is basically us rocking a Turntable band set (basically all of us on one turntable each: Babu = Lead Vocals, Melo-D = Lead Guitars, J-Rocc = Percussion & Rhythm Section, & me = The Drummer). The rest of the mix is pretty much our individual party rocking sets gettin down, “Beat Junkie Style”. Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Dj Muro, GM Yoshi, & Key-Kool (Visionaries) were in the crowd.

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DOWNLOAD: The Beat Junkies Live In Japan (2002)

1. The Beat Junkies: Babu, J.Rocc, Melo-D, & Rhettmatic (4 man Turntable Band)


2. 1, 2 Check It – Maestro Fresh Wes ft. Showbiz
3. Stress Rmx – Organized Konfusion ft. Large Professor
4. Can’t Stop The Prophet – Jeru The Damaja
5. R.A.G.U. – Ghostface Killah


6. Eric B Is President – Eric B & Rakim
7. I Got It Made – Special Ed
8. Definition – Blackstarr
9. Oh My God – A Tribe Called Quest


10. My World Premiere – Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf
11. KnickKnack 2002 – Wildchild
12. WhenImOnDaMic – Lootpack
13. Return Of The Boom Bap – Krs One
14. Rebel Without A Pause – Public Enemy


15. Who’s Gonna Take The Weight? (Inst) – Gangstarr
16. The Next Movement (Inst) – The Roots
17. Lump Lump (Inst) – Sadat X
18. Pick Up The Pieces (Inst) – Muro ft. Bumpy Knuckles (Prod. by Pete Rock)

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