Photo By Marcus Fizer
In Chicago, DJ KKHAALIQ is known as one of the
most humble street jocks on the music seen. Born,
Ke`vin Phillips he started DJing in ’85 as a hobby.
His greatest influence came in the person of the late
Jam Master Jay (RIP). In 1990, KHAALIQ turned
professional and started what is now known as
KHAALIQ ENTERTAINMENT. He describes his style
as, “Jesus speaking to the masses, in a slang
He has mastered the art of the LIVE show and views
disc jockeying as a performance and not a service.
Whereas some DJs sound great only on mix tapes
and CDs, KHAALIQ scratches, blends, mixes, and
excites the crowd, all LIVE. There are no special
computers or pre-recorded sounds that he relies on.
He depends solely on his passion, instinct, and a
knack for the unexpected. After years of hard work,
KHAALIQ has a huge