One of Chicago’s most iconic, influential disc jockeys, DJ Pharris has been a staple of the city’s radio airwaves since the 1980s. Initially known for spinning house music on the legendary WBMX, he can be heard daily on hip-hop station Power 92 (WPWX) in addition to hosting parties and appearing at clubs throughout the city. He is cited as the first radio DJ to play Kanye West, and has helped boost the careers other popular artists such as Drake. During the 2010s, he became more active as a producer, collaborating with West, R. Kelly, Future, Chief Keef, and many others. Pharris is a three-time winner of the Global Spin Award and was inducted in the Frankie Knuckles DJ Hall of Fame.