From Pakistan, to Los Angeles, to Boston, DJ Pup Dawg is one of the most powerful DJ’s in Hip Hop. The nationally syndicated radio personality and mix master has opened up for major music artists including Alicia Keys, Akon, JCole and Beyoncé, just to name a few, and is known for his collaborations with Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Samantha J and others. He’s also contributed to the success of two well-known radio stations: 92.3 The Beat in Los Angeles and Jam’n 94.5 in Boston.Pup’s path to becoming a DJ began at a young age, “At house parties, I was in charge of bringing in my tape deck to DJ.” At night, he would climb into bed with a portable radio hidden under his shirt so he could tune into Magic 106 and K-Day, the legendary AM station that helped launch West Coast Hip Hop. Listening to famed radio DJ Julio G inspired him to mix and host his own radio show, and in 1997, that dream began to unfold. Pup landed a gig as a DJ at The Sharks Club in Los Angeles, where Eric Cubiche from 92.3 The Beat happened to be hanging out. Less than a week later, Cubiche offered Pup the chance to open up for him at a few clubs around the city. Soon after, Pup was interning for The Beat, where Julio G resided. After four years with The Beat in Los Angeles, Pup found himself on the East Coast with iHeartMedia’s Jam’n 94.5/WJMN in Boston as part of the station’s morning drive program. In 2008, he accomplished his ultimate goal in radio when he became Music Director for Jam’n.Currently, Pup is featured on Jam’n 94.5, where he hosts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday with the Back In The Day Buffet mix at noon and the 5 O' Clock Traffic Jam mix. In addition, he can be heard mixing on Hot 104.7 in Portland, Maine, the Spin Cycle channel on iHeartRadio, as well as SiriusXM’s Pitbull’s Globalization Ch.4 every Wednesday at 8 p.m. and The Joint Ch.42 (Reggae Station). In 2015, Pup added the Rhythmic version of Hollywood Hamilton’s Weekend Top 30 to his resume. Each week, Pup features exclusive backstage and in-studio interviews with the hottest Hip Hop artists such as Pitbull, Kendrick Lamar and Drake, while counting down the top thirty hits of the week. Listeners also interact with the Premiere Networks-syndicated show via social media.
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