Heavily influenced by his local hip hop scene during his formative years, TPHR (pronounced Topher) began DJing in 2003. As a part of a hip hop duo with his long time friend and MC, Nomis, he has shared the stage with the likes of Evidence, Supernatural, the Visionaries, Abstract Rude and has performed in front of 10,000 people at Viejas Arena.
With a community focus in mind, TPHR served as an integral part of the budding hip hop/beat scene in the Inland Empire of California. He co-founded an event series, the Antidote, where he has spun along side GLK, Glen Porter, Esta and more.
In 2013, TPHR was the grand prize winner of the Rane’s Winter NAMM contest.