DJ Riz

DJ Riz

Real Name:
Joseph W. Rizzo
Profile:
Joseph Rizzo a.k.a. “DJ Riz” was born and raised in Brooklyn. His father bought him his first turntable at the age of 14. The other turntable came from summer job money that he had saved. Riz’s parents thought this was just a hobby for him. They were used to watching their son excel as a “3 sport athlete.” He started playing organized sports at the age of 8. In High School, Riz played Baseball, Basketball & Football. He was a “1st Team All-City Football Player” who later went on to star at Hofstra University. While his athletic talent was evident, his love for DJing & Music was rapidly growing. It was in college when Riz first started doing radio. He was DJ on the famous- 5” Hip Hop show at Hofstra with Jeff Foss. Furthermore, he did “The Hip Hop Spot” with Wildman Steve at Adelphi University. These 2 stations were instrumental in the late 80’s & early 90’s for numerous talents in Hip-Hop (Ed Lover, Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Leaders Of The New School etc…) In 1995, Riz brought his DJing talents to WNYU Radio, Where he teamed with Mayhem and DJ Eclipse on a show called “N.Y. Live” & “The Halftime Show” in which they won “Best College Hip Hop Radio Show” at the Gavin Seminar in 1995 & 1997.
Riz was the tour DJ for MC Search (3rd Bass) appearing on the Arsenio Hall show. He was an original member of Funkmaster Flex’s “Flip Squad” DJ’s and appeared on different commercial radio stations as a guest DJ. Riz also won a 2 man DJ Battle in Chicago with DJ Skribble.
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DJ Riz Discography

Albums

FDWCC1 DJ Riz Live From Brooklyn Parts 1 & 2(2xCD) Crooklyn Clan Records FDWCC1 US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

STM-2003 DJ Riz Live From Brooklyn(12", P/Mixed) Stimulated Records STM-2003 US 1999 Sell This Version
FDWCC1 DJ Riz Live From Brooklyn Part 2(12") Five Day Weekend FDWCC1 US 2006 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

ITM 01-4 DJ Riz In The Mix(Cass, Mixed) Fat Beats ITM 01-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
none DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse (3) DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse (3) - Halftime Vol. 01(Cass, Mixed, Promo) MK Enterprizes none UK 1999 Sell This Version