DJ Rashad, born and raised on Chicago's South Side, is an original and founding member of the legendary Ghetto Teknitianz. He has been a quintessential figure in the evolution from Chicago's Ghetto House into Juke and Footwork. His debut release was in 1998 on the infamous Dance Mania records alongside DJ Spinn. Cutting his teeth as a dancer for the legendary House-O-Matics crew before he hit high school, he could regularly be heard DJing and dancing between blends. Rashad graduated to making tapes and producing, spinning parties on the South Side with fellow DJs Spinn, RP BOO, and Clent, pioneering the sound that dancers battle to today. Tracks such as "Girl Bust Down", "Blowed Like The Wind" and "4 The Ghetto" established him as a local legend, and his innovations on the MPC have influenced everyone from the young track makers of Chicago to many European heavyweights such as Addison Groove and Girl Unit. His "Just A Taste" album received a best of 2010 ranking from Fact Magazine, #7 ranking album of 2011 in the Wire, and he's released on world renowned labels such as DanceMania, Juke Trax, Bang Tha Box Planet Mu and soon to be on his own label, Lit City, which he runs with J-Cush.