Let it Play … I Gotchu!!!
The words have been echoed through the streets for years, LET IT PLAY … I GOTCHU. Since 1996, DJ NoPhrillz has branded himself as an expert in his field. Growing up in Philadelphia, NoPhrillz was influenced early on by YO MTV Raps, Rap City, Video Vibrations on BET, DJ Cash Money, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
DJ NoPhrillz quickly became a regular on the Philly battle scene. In 2002, he competed in the NBA All-Star Game DJ Battle and won the Power 99FM Power Dome live on air DJ Battle. The following year he attempted to defend his title and was defeated by the legendary DJ Ghetto, who would go on to be the undisputed champion. The two quickly became friends and began to hone their skills. Soon after, DJ Sparkles joined the two power houses to form the famous DJ Squad Def Tec.
Def Tec took DJ NoPhrillz on the road with the “Needle and Da Groove Tour”. NoPhrillz has also toured with the Olive Dance Theater and was also the Official DJ for Philly’s own Tangled Thoughts. While touring with Tangled Thoughts, DJ NoPhrillz shared the stage with Method Man, Boot Camp Clique, M.O.P, Ja-Rule, Ghost Face Killa, Mobb Deep, and Schoolly D.
In 2006, DJ NoPhrillz partnered with two industry leaders to form Exponent Entertainment, a leading management and consulting company based in Philadelphia. From there, he was able to launch OfficialStreetRadio.com and the Official Street Radio weekly radio show with DJ Benja Styles on UE Radio Live. Official Street Radio has interviewed and featured various artists including Capone and Norega, Gloria Valez, Warren G, and many others.
Phrillz has quickly become one of the leading mixtape DJ’s in the country, flooding the streets with records from Vado, Joe Budden, Freeway, Beans, Reed Dollaz, E. Ness, Chinko da Great, Jakk Frost and many more signed and unsigned artists across the globe.
He is also the creator of the Philadelphia based PSP movement. PSP stands for Philly Support Philly and has become a mantra for all artists in the area.
Presently, you can find DJ NoPhrillz as the head DJ at 40th St. Sneaker Villa on Fri and Sat’s. A member of the Fleet DJ Squad and the Coast 2 Coast DJ squad, DJ NoPhrillz has been featured in Hip Hop Weekly,Â WorldStarHipHop.com, and various blogs and websites. He continues to be a leader and originator in the field, never drifting far from his classic DJ roots.