From the DMV area, Phelonious Dre is a gifted producer and musician. His love for Jazz and Hip-Hop started early in childhood, sparking his gift in music. He picked up the saxophone at the age of 8, which is when he realized he had an ear that most people did not have. His high school years are where he found his true gift in production, prompting him to attend Berklee College of Music in 2008, fortifying his musicality, knowledge and appreciation of all genre's of music. Nevertheless, Jazz resonates with his name as a notion of hommage, to acknowledge his inspirations, and to remind people of where Hip-Hop gained its origin. Within Hip-Hop, he is greatly influenced by the works of Dilla, Madlib, Flying Lotus, Hi-Tek, Pete Rock, Dj Premier, 9th Wonder and many others.