Rasta Root often says that his method of mixing is simple arithmetic with a touch of soul. Being able to count bars and execute the most impossible mixes with laser-like precision, is what sets him apart form the other turntable linguists. His dj technique is a style-less style or a hybrid of turntablism merged with club mixing.
His formidable global experience growing up has helped him in his dj travels thus far. Whether it’s rockin’ for 10,000 screaming Bogota hip hop fans at Rap Al Parque or playin’ a cavi New Years party in Makati, Philippines, you are sure to experience something special and like no other.
Rasta Root counts being selected for the 2004 Redbull Academy in Rome as the turning point in his career. He was one of sixty handpicked djs and producers, from a pool of 2500 applicants worldwide, to travel to Europe for a two week music seminar/workshop. There, he met legends in the music business as well as future legends.
Rasta Root has been able parlay his International Business degree into a burgeoning artist management firm. Clients such as A Tribe Called Quest, Phife, and Dwele are on his roster. His newest client, Aleesha Barber, is a very promising olympian, who competed for Trinidad & Tobago in the Beijing 2008 Olympiad.
He is the founder of Smokin’ Needles Records, which he co-owns with Phife from A Tribe Called Quest. They are gearing up to release Phife’s second solo album under the Smokin’ Needles label. He has also tried his inventor/entrepreneur side by inventing and founding Smokin Shells, his high end chrome finish turntable head shell.
Rasta Root dove deep into music production in the 90s and started As Soul Studios once he was moved and settled in Atlanta. He currently scores music for ABC tv, ESPN, Midway Games and 2k Sports as well as handling production duties for Phife and a battalion of talented singers and mcs.
Rasta Root Face-Off Friday's 8 year Anniversary performance by Phife Dawg