Hailing from the one of the nation’s most soulful cities, Philadelphia, Pa., Raheem “DJ R to Da IZZA” Palmer has emerged as one of the area’s top DJ’s. With a vast musical knowledge, his sets include an eclectic blend of Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Old School, Reggae, Club, and Top 40 hits. As a self-taught DJ who began at the age of 17, DJ R to Da IZZA was heavily influenced by DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Kid Carpi, DJ Clue, DJ Scratch, and Cosmic Strictly Skillz Kev, not only because of their musical prowess but because of their industry dominance. At 17, he started gaining respect in the streets for releasing mixtapes with exclusives industry heavyweights while still breaking new underground artist. R to Da’s passion continued throughout his tenure at the University of Pennsylvania, where he later earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business. As a Penn student, R to Da solidified himself as the go-to DJ for university events in the area and expanded his network. As such, R to Da began building a name for himself within the Philadelphia area and beyond, successfully rocking crowds at various night clubs and colleges in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and the nation’s capital. With a residency at Philadelphia’s Vault Ultra Lounge DJ R to Da IZZA has spun events featuring and/or opening for celebrities such as Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Ludacris, Gym Class Heroes, Jermaine Dupri, Kid Capri, QuestLove, J cole & more. R to Da’s work ethic has become a full-time grind, with expanded technical skills, robust musical selection and a formidable stage presence.