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The words have been echoed through the streets for years, “LET IT PLAY … I GOTCHU”. Since 1996, DJ NoPhrillz has become a legend in the Philadelphia Area. 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. But it was after hearing his brother play Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’s “Live from Union Square” album that NoPhrillz upgraded his three phone books that he pretended to DJ on, to his brother’s belt drive turntable. He 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. However, the two quickly became friends and began to hone their skills by practicing with one another. 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 is also the Official DJ for Philly’s own Tangled Thoughts. Method Man, Boot Camp Clique, M.O.P, Ja-Rule, Ghost Face Killa, Mobb Deep, and Schoolly D are just a few of the acts DJ NoPhrillz and Tangled Thoughts have shared the stage with while touring. DJ NoPhrillz’s most noticeable contribution to the hip hop community is the infamous mixtape series entitled “Official Street Radio”. “Official Street Radio” enables unsigned artists to shine with a mix of industry icons. Presently you can find DJ NoPhrillz spinning at Sneaker Villa and various clubs throughout the Philly area as an official member of the Sneaker Villa Dream Street DJ Squad. NoPhrillz’s mission is to keep the art of DJ’ing alive. As he continues to perfect his craft and bring his own unique style of DJ’ing to the people, he will also continue to combat radio stations that don’t support artists. DJ NOPHRILLZ IS AND WILL REMAIN NOPHRAUD AKA NOGIMMICKS.