First record purchased: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper. Yes, I’m old as fuck.
Last record purchased: Nas, Life is Good. Life isn’t good, but Nas makes it better.
Favorite Philly act: DJs Bo Bliz and Emynd, aka Crossfaded Bacon. Most fun you’ll have at a party is when they are behind the decks.
Favorite Philly venue: Fluid. That place is like Cheers for a lot of me and my friends. We grew up in there.
Now in heavy rotation: I’d like to say some hardcore hip-hop, but honestly, I listen to Sade more than my mom. Prince, too.
DJ BO BLIZ, Crossfaded Bacon
First record purchased: Huey Lewis and the News, The Power of Love.
Last record purchased: Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t.
Favorite Philly act: Reef the Lost Cauze and Meek Mill.
Favorite Philly venue: The Barbary and Silk City.
Now in heavy rotation: French Montana, Coke Boys 3 and RediRoc, T.R.A.P.
TAYYIB SMITH, Impresario, LittleGiantCreative.com
First record purchased: Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.
Last record purchased: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.
Favorite Philly act: The Roots.
Favorite Philly venue: I get paid to make endorsements. Next question.
Now in heavy rotation: John Coltrane, A Love Supreme.
We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Philly’s sonic citizens—in the clubs, on the road, off the map and over the top.
PW's Music Issue 2013