DJ Jazznosis grew up on Chicago's south side in the South Shore neighborhood and is a 1988 graduate of South Shore High School. In 1986, he began DJing for classmates who were trying their hands at emceeing. Holding a B.A. degree in T.V. Production from Columbia College, DJ Jazznosis began his journey as both a self-taught DJ and musician in 1997. His accomplishments include opening for Gza of Wu-Tang, headlining at Chicago's Looptopia festival and serving as the official DJ for the city's annual H Games tournament, which is hosted by Mike Adamle.