Real Name: Brian Ragonese
Position: DJ Instructor (Herndon, McLean)
An accomplished Battle DJ/Producer and a product of the West Coast Hip Hop scene. He has opened for the likes of Black Star (Mos Def/Talib Kweli), Company Flow, Heltah Skeltah, Busta Rhymes and a host of other acts as well as being the Dj/Co Producer for the Jazz Addixx. He has over 20 years of experience rocking crowds from state to state. While rocking shows around the country DJ Ragz also co-produced three breakbeat/battle records called “Bare Bones Battle Breaks” (I,II & III). DJ Ragz has done nationally distributed mix cds and been featured on Return of the Dj’s twice. Battle Wise, Dj Ragz has been a 1997 DMC finalist, 2005 Scion runner up, and has ranked with some of the best Dj’s in the Nation Reppin the Gorilla Fist Clothing.
Competitions • 1995 Howard University Battle • 1996 Howard University Battle (Runner Up) • 1996 Rap Sheets 2.5 (3rd) • 1997 West Coast Dmc (Finalist) • 1997 East Coast Dmc • 1998 East Coast Dmc • 1998 Turntable Showdown (Richmond Zulu Nation) (1st) • 1998 Scribble Jam Battle • 1998 DC Dmc • 1999 Scribble Jam Battle (Semi Finalist) • 2000 Scribble Jam • 2002 Guitar Center Faifax (Runner Up) • 2005 Scion Championships (Runner Up) Opened Up for the Following Acts • Organized Confusion • Company Flow • Non Phixion • ClokWorx • Biz Marke • Busta Rhymes • Black Star • Del • Mobb Deep • Heltah Skeltah • Masta Ace • Mr Complex • Ugly Duckling • Dr Becket • Akrobatik