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Deejaying is more than just a past-time to Run P. It’s more than just a passion. It’s more than just a profession. It’s a way of life. His way of life. Literally.
What began at 11 years-old after his mother bought him his first Numark turntables persisted as a hidden hobby for the next six years. Run would cop vinyl from the local Pathmark record shop and quietly hone his skills alone -- practicing, perfecting his craft, experimenting with sounds from all across the musical divide. The New York club scene combined with witnessing the music’s universality while traveling the world schooled the Staten Island-native in the nuances of party rocking. Those years of independent mastery and attentive globe-trotting erupted when he deejayed his first gig in college. In a cliche, DJ Run P was born.
That’s what resolutely separates Run from the super crowded cesspool of the music industry’s latest gimmick of the minute: experience. He values the legacy of legendary DJ’s before him, never exploiting the craft for profit. He understands the audience; any audience; every audience -- capable of taking any party in any direction. And while style and showmanship are paramount, Run also maintains a laser-aimed focus on ensuring that all in attendance enjoy themselves.
That’s why SUNY New Paltz enlisted him to spin at its 2011 Rock Against Racism (featuring Nas). That’s why Brooklyn Bodega call on him to rock the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (feat. Q-Tip, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, M.O.P., and more). That’s why he was enlisted for L Magazine's Northside Festival, Forever21's Fashion Night Out, The Couch Sessions' Circus (SXSW), and the A3C Hip-Hop Festival. That’s why the most prominent venues and party promoters across the Northeast region continue to enlist his talents. DJ Run P is seasoned. He’s an artist on the tables. It’s been that way since he was 11 years-old. This is the only life he knows.