"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. It was in college when Riz first started doing radio. He DJ’d on the famous “P5” hip hop show at Hofstra with Jeff Foss. Furthermore, he did “The Hip Hop Spot” with Wildman Steve at Adelphi University in which they won “Best College Hip Hop Radio Show” at the Gavin Seminar in 1995. These 2 stations were instrumental in the late 80’s & early 90’s for numerous talents in Hip-Hop."