City Series Mix Volume 28 (New Year's Edition)
Born and raised in central New Jersey, Boothe was one of three boys in a church-going family full of singers and musicians proficient in just about every instrument available to them. "My mom and dad would clean the church every weekend," he says of his childhood, "so I'd have access to every instrument that was there. And the [church] musicians all had to get new instruments, so I would just take all the old instruments." Inspired by early Nas ("the grimy soul-sample joints") and '90s R&B, the nascent, self-taught artist began to put together a ramshackle set-up and make his own recordings at the tender age of 11.
If you could collaborate musically with anyone of your choice, who would you choose?
What is your favorite venue you've ever performed at?
What DJ gear and travel essentials do you always carry with you on the road?
13" MBP, 4 external HD's, Nano Midi Controller, Interface, RCA cables, Records