Travis Barker continues to expand his resume. Already the former drummer for Blink-182, the Aquabats, +44 and Box Car Racer, Barker now is entering the world of hip-hop. Barker told the L.A. Times "I thought, 'If I want my remixes to be popular, if I want people to even know I'm doing them, maybe I should use YouTube," so last Setember Barker posted a video [watch here] of himself pounding the drums remixing Soulja Boy's "Crank That" and later Rihanna's "Umbrella" [listen here], Busta Rhymes' "Don't Touch Me" [watch here], The Game's "Dope Boys" [watch here], Flo Rida's "Low" [watch here], and Wale's "G Told Me."
Now Barker has teamed up with DJ AM to bring the world the new duo TRV$DJAM. Travis Barker & DJ AM recently put out a FREE mixtape called "Fix Your Face" [download it here]. "We got together, I threw on James Brown's 'Funky Drummer,' one of the most sampled beats in hip-hop, and 'I Know You Got Soul' by Bobby Byrd. His face would just open up; he would match the beat perfectly. I thought, 'Damn, this is fun.' It's like a skeleton you get to put the clothes on. And once the clothes are on, you yank out the spine" DJ AM said. Check out their site @ www.trvsdjam.com
Barker is currently producing his solo album (due out next year) that is reported to include Damian Marley and Willie Nelson plus between six and eight rock remixes.
Travis Barker – Soulja Boy "Crank That"
Travis Barker – Flo Rida "Low"
Travis Barker – The Game – "Dope Boys"
Travis Barker – Busta Rhymes "Don't Touch Me"
Travis Barker – Rihanna "Umbrella"