Babu the Dilated Junkie Presents Duck Season Vol. 1

Following in the footsteps of labelmate Dan the Automator, Babu throws his hunting cap into the mix-CD game with Babu the Dilated Junkie Presents Duck Season Vol.

Following in the footsteps of labelmate Dan the Automator, Babu throws his hunting cap into the mix-CD game with Babu the Dilated Junkie Presents Duck Season Vol. 1. A member of both Dilated Peoples and turntable crew the Beat Junkies, Babu's reputation as a beat juggler is well known on the underground circuit. So it's no surprise that this set features a host of hip-hop heavyweights, including M.O.P. and Jurassic 5. The set opens with De La Soul's "Watch Out." Featuring Jose "Perico" Hernandez, the spicy track, which first appeared on De La Soul's AOI: Bionix, is driven by its funky xylophone sample. On "Duck Season," a newly recorded track, the Beatnuts team with Al Tariq for a tour de force that is further proof that the Beatnuts are quite possibly hip-hop's most underrated duo. Babu even enlists the help of Dilated Peoples on "Center of Attention," which also features Souls of Mischief and Pep Love.—RH