VIDEO OF THE DAY! Travis Barker is My Music Idol ... Go, White Boy, Go!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Who would have ever thought that a white boy could jam like this, but, as many youtubers may already know ... Travis Barker is a one of a kind musician! Below is the youtube video remix of the culture phenomenon "Crank That Soulja Boy":

Travis Barker achieved his fame as the drummer for the pop punk band Blink-182. With Barker as their drummer, Blink-182 released their best selling album to date, Enema of the State (1999), followed by Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), and Blink-182 (2003). After seven years of drumming with Blink-182, in February 2005, the band split up. But that didn't stop Barkers momentum.

Barker said he's always been interested in more genres of music outside punk punk rock, including hip hop. In a 2002 interview with MTV he said, "I probably listen to more hip hop and drum'n'bass than I do punk rock music." Not being able to explore these interests within Blink-182, Barker participated in two hip hop related side projects during that time: Transplants and Expensive Taste.

Recently, Travis Barker made the very well received remix of Soulja Boy's "Crank That Soulja Boy" (featured above). In similar fashion, he also remixed Flo Rida's single "Low" that was later included in the deluxe version of Flo Rida's debut album. Barker is also featured in The Game's latest album, L.A.X., drumming in the song "Dope Boys".