Dj Persist began his interest in djing at the age of 17. While in high school, he was involved in Radio Arte 90.5fm, a youth operated radio station. There he met, Sal Garcia aka Dj Greedy(www.djgreedy.com) who is the current host of the legendary radio show The Hot Mix Show. He began to sit in during his shows and see some of Chicago underrated djs such as Dj Havoc, Dj Mayhem, Dj Mos Def, Dj Prodigy, and many more. So impressed by their mixing skills he was inspired to take up djing. From there was nothing stopping him.