Born and bred in Brooklyn, NY., Daniel Dejesus, 27, is a true product of hip-hop culture. The oldest of three kids, raised by a single mother, he grew up listening to artists like Spoonie G., Biz Markie, Eric B. & Rakim, Divine Styler, and The Jungle Brothers on the legendary radio mix shows of Marley Marl (WBLS) and KISS FM's Kool DJ Red Alert. "I used to make choppy, fucked-up compilations for myself and for my friends," Daniel recalls, "That shit was classic!" When he wasn't at home lost in music, he was out on the streets breakdancing and writing graffiti.