Joined: May 27, 2013
Born in New Bedford, MA. then becoming a New York Native from the Bronx at a young age, Victor Valente became exposed to the sounds of 70's jazz fusion and the writers that famed themselves through out the New York city subway system (Coco144, Phase 2, Riff170 and Vulcan). Victor began drawing and painting at the young age of eight, writing DZ178 as his signature. Becoming more evolved in the urban arts, a young Valente began a career as a dj creating mixtapes for friends and associates which would become a launching pad towards a musical escapade. Soon after, Victor became a card carrying member of The Universal Zulu Nation founded by Affrika Bammbatta, leading him towards a prestigious association with Dj Jazzy Jay, Amad Henderson, Whiz Kid, Mr. Freeze (of the Jazzy 5 mc's) and Richard Lee Sisco Jr. aka "Sisco Kid" (Best known for his legendary performance in the movie Beat Street) who became a partner, mentor, second father like figure introducing him to the saxophone and music theory.