Every now and then someone comes along and changes the game in form and technique that makes the world pay attention to their arrival. Something like what Michael Jordan is to basketball; Eminem is to Rap and what Gabby Douglass is to the Olympics. They bring something special to their genus, and even though you can’t always put your finger on that special human mechanism that sparks a fire in you, you know they were placed on this earth to exhibit their gift. This is the type of effect that DJ Baby Yu aka “The Remix Kid” has on the world.
Baby Yu is a world renowned DJ on CBS Radio for both Big Tigger and the Ryan Cameron Morning Show. He has an extensive list of artist that he has worked with, that include but are not limited to Kanye West, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, the Game, Sean Paul and Young Jeezy… to name a few.
Baby Yu brings variety and creativity to his musical mixes that garner the approval from Atlanta artist such as Lil John and Keri Hilson that text him daily on how “hot” his blends are.
Baby Yu is definately changing the game on all levels. Please read below for the exclusive Examiner Interview.
Examiner: So I have met DJ Baby Chino and the Hip Hop Awards, and there is DJ Baby Drew on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, why is your name DJ Baby Yu?
Baby Yu: “My friends gave me that name because I was the oldest of the crew but I looked the youngest. The name “Yu” is short for “Yuta” which is my Japanese middle name.”
Examiner: When did you learn how to DJ?
Baby Yu: “I first began to do it as a hobby. I went to a house party where my friend was mixing. I was mesmerized with the dejaying culture, but I did not know the craft. I purchased the equipment and the equipment sat in my basement for about a year. My drive for the culture evolved especially when I went back to Japan when I was 16. At that time Monica, Brandy and Bennie Man were performing and there was a major hip- hop movement and a hip-hop record store on every corner that had some amazing music. When I got back home from Japan I started mixing on my own.”
Examiner: What made you move to Atlanta?
Baby Yu: “I was raised in Toronto Canada, and I had done so much there. I felt like I had made my mark in the industry with every major artist in Canada, I had hit a road block. I felt like I had to come to the U.S. Atlanta was one of the first cities that embraced me. A G Entertainment which is one of the biggest party promoters in Atlanta, and they booked me so I knew that I would be taken care of once I moved here.”
Examiner: How did you get noticed by major artist?
Baby Yu: “Being in Atlanta makes it a lot easier, being here you are everyone’s face.” I established a brand, which is a combination of a lot of things, so everybody comes to you.”
Examiner: Your remixes are very different. What influences them?
Baby Yu: ”I have friends all over the world, I have been influenced by different types of people, different energies and introduced to different cultures which all influences my mixes…I am always asked this question, I can’t really describe it, but I can just hear the blends in the music that allows me to mix them together.”
Examiner: What is one life lesson you have learned from deejaying?
Baby Yu: “Let your artwork and creativity show what you are about, be yourself and don’t be afraid to be yourself. Love what you do and pick your lane, except yourself for who you are.”
Well there you have it! Check out DJ Baby Yu at the social media links below,