In love with the art form of hip-hop D.P. Da Phranchise stands at the easel and slowly paints a picture with his microphone. Born in Chicago, IL., D.P. started his venture into making a name for himself at the age of 16. Before making a statement and demanding entry into the industry as a solo artist, he first was a member of the group Z-Gang and Family I-57. Being fortunate enough to have great mentors like Lupe Fiasco and Bishop G, eventually brought great compliments from some of his fellow hometown MC's such as Common Sense, GLC, and Kanye’ West.