DJ Baby Roo, who grew up mostly on Houston's Northside, introduces himself as "Ruben Jimenez, family man, sibling, corporate citizen and every so often, a DJ." He says he was surrounded by breakdancing, punk rock, New Wave and skateboarding, and although he couldn't breakdance himself, "I did always love the music everyone was breakin' to." Starting out with punk Baby Roo says he tastes began leaning towards hip-hop once he heard Eric B & Rakim's Follow the Leader.
"Keeping the vibe decidedly old-school is the deft scratching of DJ BabyRoo, who has seen a trend or three come and go in his two decades behind the decks. Born Ruben Jiminez, he’d more or less settled into a comfortable routine of fatherhood and the occasional scratch session a couple of years back when he was presented with the unexpected opportunity to get live with a full-on group that knew a thing or two about electrified amplification."
-Nathan Smith, Houston Press