urban music to the masses is more than simply a full-time job. Just ask
Canadas Urban Ambassadors - the Baby Blue Soundcrew.
After the blow-out success of their first compilation, Private Party Collectors
Edition Volume 1 (just shy of platinum status), the hyped MC, skilled
DJ and two party masters extraordinaire have focused their time and talents
on taking the world by storm. The crews unique ability to uncover
the years hottest tracks, showcase Canadas blazing urban talent
and capture the vibe of the infamous Baby Blue party has bred their second
hit-filled mix-CD, Private Party Collectors Edition Volume 2!
with their weapons of choice: thumping hip-hop, soul-stirring R&B
and booty-shaking reggae, the four party-rockers (Kid Kut, KLC, C-Boogie
and Singlefoot) present the DJ-mixed Volume 2, consisting of 20 hot tracks
from some of todays biggest international artists, including Eve,
Ja Rule, Ludacris, Sizzla, Dr. Dre, Outkast, Lil Kim, Cutty Ranks,
Nelly and Jagged Edge. "We chose only party anthems, songs weve
been breaking and playing in the clubs," says Kid Kut. "I think
people are going to pick up this CD and love it. We made sure the CD is
filled with musical gems and a few pleasant surprises."
keeping with the Baby Blue commitment to develop local talent, Private
Party Collectors Edition Volume 2 also features four original, exclusive
tracks featuring the cream of Canadas urban music scene: Jully Black,
Choclair, Solitair and Ro Ro Dolla.
Party Collectors Edition Volume 2s first single is the bouncy
"Love Em All", featuring rapper Choclair and New York
underground sensation Mr. Mims. The rapid-fire lyrics depict a mentality
that the Baby Blue Soundcrew now lives by. "Love Em All
really epitomizes what we feel as far as our experiences, history and
the things we face - the haters, the adversity, the trials and tribulations,"
reveals KLC. "But were trying to say that it doesnt matter
if youre against us or with us, we love you all."
crew also wanted to ensure that all musical styles under the urban music
genre were properly represented on Volume 2s exclusive cuts. The
club-rocking "Keep It Tight" showcases the smooth R&B vocals
of E-3 and "Salsa Lady" pairs Canadian MCs Solitair and Ro Ro
Dolla over a sexy, Latin-infused melody. Jamaican dancehall star Baby
Cham and songstress Jully Black struggle with the balance between independence
and love on the powerful "The Day Before".
was overlooked in the creation of Volume 2; even the order of the songs
was given careful consideration. "We arranged our songs by vibe and
sequenced them like how we play a party," explains Kid Kut. "We
give party-goers something they want to hear, then break them into something
new. We try to capture the party vibe so if youre at a barbecue
or house party, you could play our CD straight through and catch a vibe."
the release of Volume 1, the four-man collective embarked on a cross-country
tour and stopped in Bermuda, Jamaica and Antigua to promote the Baby Blue
name and spread the love with their world-famous parties. Volume 1s
hit single "Money Jane" (featuring Jully Black, Sean Paul and
Kardinal Offishall) garnered a 2001 Juno Award nomination and the video
reached number one on the MuchMusic Countdown. They earned a second Juno
nomination for Best Rap Recording for their track with Glenn Lewis "Only
Be In Love". The crew has also been bitten by the acting bug with
members appearing in feature films such as Mariah Careys Glitter,
Angel Eyes starring Jennifer Lopez and the UPN TV series Soul Food.
a scant six years, the Baby Blue Soundcrew have established themselves
as Canadas premiere DJ soundcrew. Back in 1995, their mission was
to bring urban music to the street and to the masses. Today, they continue
to strive for their common goal while defining their individual roles.
Kid-Kut sits in the producers chair for their original songs. KLC
plays a large role in track selection, DJ mixing and scratching. Singlefoot
focuses on Internet promotion and C-Boogie handles PR and the collectives
business relations. Their legendary sold-out parties across the country
prove that theres still no party like a Baby Blue party. Top that
all off with the success of the Private Party Collectors Edition
CD series and its easy to see why many say the Baby Blue Soundcrew
is the hardest working soundcrew in the music biz.