Booka B starting DJing parties in the 90's. Having a Pops who was a DJ, vinyl collector, and jazz musician in the 70's, exposed Booka B to a world of music at an early age. Having also grown up in a culture that embraces the four elements of Hip Hop, DJing and Beat Making have always been a huge priority. Mixing records, and party rocking have been paramount to Booka B's contribution to the Hip Hop and party community in the Twin Cities.
Booka B is a member of Minneapolis based Wants Vs Needs, a collective of DJs and creatives dedicated to pushing the envelope in DJing, producing, good design and good times. Alongside fellow Wants Vs Needs DJs Espada, Petey Wheatsraw, DJ Anton, and So Gold, Booka B held down a residency at First Avenue's Record Room and Club Jäger in the warehouse district of Minneapolis.
Originally, as an outlet for playing primarily all vinyl DJ sets, Booka B joined local DJ crew Hold Tight. What started as a series of dance parties in Downtown Saint Paul, turned into a series of DJ nights called Patio Jams. Eventually, with fellow DJ's Sam Sewer and Delphinius6, Hold Tight moved their funk and soul driven party to Bedlam Lowertown.
Currently, Booka B is DJing in rotation at Constantine Mpls, Uptown VFW, private events and one-off parties with Wants Vs Needs, Hold Tight, and functions under the name 1NCE AGAIN with WVN crew member Petey Wheatstraw at Honey in NE Mpls.
For all inquiries contact: Booka B at firstname.lastname@example.org