Bei Ru is a DJ/Producer from Los Angeles, CA.
Born in Los Angeles to Armenian parents who immigrated to the U.S. fleeing the civil war in Lebanon, Bei was raised on a healthy dose of both Eastern & Western music, highly influencing his future musical endeavors. Studying classical piano since the age of 6, Bei wasn’t yet in his teens when L.A.’s burgeoning Rap scene took control of his interests.
Bei got his start DJ’ing at local clubs and functions while still in high school, and eventually started to dabble in production & composition and began incorporating a blend of Hip Hop, Funk, Jazz, R&B, Electronic, & Middle Eastern music into his work, and has since collaborated with countless well-known and up-and-coming artists from all over the globe.
Bei Ru was recently featured in The Source Magazine for his now infamous remix project of Jay-Z’s “American Gangster” concept album, aptly titled “Beirut Gangster”, which garnered him worldwide critical acclaim.
Currently, Bei is working on numerous projects including a collaborative effort with L.A.-based emcee Ali Baba as the “Bazaar Bullies”, as well as his highly anticipated follow-up to “Beirut Gangster”, due out in 2010 on his own Musa-Ler Music imprint! STAY TUNED!
source: Bei Ru’s Facebook Profile