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.
It’s easy being the Pretty Greens
Modern Baseball finds its sweet spot
Hard Working Day and Night