Phil Gates, born R. Phillippe Rivera, has a rich history in Chicago’s hip hop culture. Starting early on as a professional b-boy for most of his life, he has since then grown into a driving force in all aspects of media production. Phil Gates began delving into music production in the early 90’s along with DJing during the era of DJ Shazaam, DJ Phonz, DJ World, DJ Presyce, DJ Seize, DJ Sake, DJ 33 1/3, Twilite Tone, & more. Representing iconic Chicago crews such as Euphonics, Urbanites, & more, Phil Gates made a name for himself in the hip hop dance scene as well as being known as an outstanding artist & gifted DJ. His career spanned generations & later included crews such as Full Circle, Phase 2, Junkwartz, Darcsyde, & more. During the mid-late 90’s Phil Gates decided to take music production more seriously & since then he has had the opportunity to work with legendary major artists as well as amazing up & coming recording artists. His music has not only been placed with major recording artists, but also in numerous feature films, commercials, promo spots, & more. Presently, Phil Gates has found himself once again creating visual masterpieces through film & photography. Now working with other legends such as Chicago graffiti legend Tyrue “Slang” Jones, legendary Chicago music producer Dug Infinite, & more, Phil Gates has his eyes set on a bright & wonderful future.