Born in Los Angeles, B. Gibbs was exposed to music at a very early age. Childhood ventures into the soul sounds of the era led him to a deep love for Motown and an addiction to free jazz. Gibbs thrust himself into music and was sucked into hip hop upon reaching adolescence. Hip hop music begat a desire to manipulate sound and use emerging technology to continue the tradition of improvisation laid down by the experimental visionaries of jazz. In the early 90's, Gibbs was part of a promotional unit which was instrumental in bringing the new sound westwards.