Once upon a time, DJ Babu was raising funds working at a gas station to fly his way out to the DMC Finals in New York City. Friday night, the Jedi master of head-nodding beats, won’t have to trip about a plane ticket and will be headlining a celebration event with King DMC of legendary RUN DMC.

The acclaimed maestro of Dilated Peoples and the Beat Junkies just completed the first leg of the “Family Vacation Tour” with DP brother Evidence and Atmosphere, so you know he’s ready to trade in his kicks for some flip-flops and drown Chinatown in the ill-est beats one could ever imagine.

His home city publication, the LA Weekly, mistakenly called him DJ Badu while Wikipedia took it a step further by making up his name. If Honolulu doesn’t know this legend of the decks now, they certainly will after he goes beastily on the hip-hop this weekend because for Babu, it’s all about the CA all day and being definitely Dilated.

Dissizit Yall! Social Dissent 8 Year Celebration, Soho Mixed Media Bar, 80 S. Pauahi St, Fri., 9/9, 9pm, 18+