As a native of St. Louis, B.Original’s interest in hip-hop started at age five when he heard one of his older sisters playing “Rapper’s Delight.” The combination of spoken word, rhythms and the “party” feel hooked him instantly and helped shape his musical tastes as a true product of hip-hop, from its most early stages. B.Original’s growing interest in hip-hop eventually led him to DJing (L.L. Cool J’s “Radio” being the first record he bought, he still has that original record, scratches and all!) and after many years of paying dues, DJing with a dual cassette deck and a boombox, mismatched turntables, and broken down amps, B.Original eventually became one of the most well-known DJ’s in St. Louis. It was at that point he decided to try his hand at producing, working a Midwest hip-hop collective called Jus Us League. Shortly thereafter B.Original was introduced to Jason “Jay E” Epperson, the prolific beat-smith behind Nelly and the St. Lunatics through a mutual friend, who taught B.Original most of his studio techniques and helped him further develop his own style.
New York to Los Angeles
Eager to expand his knowledge and skills, B.Original moved to New York and began working with legendary DJ Chuck Chillout after joining his record pool. After honing his skills to razor sharp precision, B.Original made a move to Los Angeles where he met Prodigal Sunn from the mighty Sunz of Man/Wu Tang Clan. This “chance” meeting turned into a dynamic working relationship in which B.Original produced most of Prodigal’s debut album and co-A&R’d and co-Executive Produced the project.
Since then, B.Original has kept his ear to the ground, DJing, producing, promoting live events, putting out mixtapes and becoming one of the most respected hip-hop DJ’s on the Sunset Strip and throughout Los Angeles. Within this thriving creative environment, D.J. B.Original continues to mine dynamic artists for his label Sound Unity Entertainment.