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.
Whether it’s the BK Hip-Hop Festival, A3C, SXSW, the club, or a concert, Run P. is always guaranteed to ensure that showmanship, style, and THE experience are paramount.
What resolutely separates Run P. from the super crowded cesspool of the music industry’s latest gimmick of the minute, the DJ, is the experience…your experience, his experience…THE experience. He values the legacy of the DJ, never exploiting the craft for profit. He understands the audience; any audience; every audience — capable of taking any crowd in any direction. Whether it’s the BK Hip-Hop Festival, A3C, SXSW, the club, or a concert, Run P. is always guaranteed to ensure that showmanship, style, and THE experience are paramount.
That’s why SUNY New Paltz enlisted him to spin at its 2011 Rock Against Racism (featuring Nas). That’s why Brooklyn Bodega called on him to rock the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (feat. Q-Tip, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Black Hippy, and more). That’s why he was enlisted for L Magazine’s Northside Festival, Forever21’s Fashion Night Out, The Couch Sessions’ Circus of 2012-13 (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.