Most people know the venerable deejay Cipha Sounds from either his long-running tenure at Hot 97, his Juan Epstein podcast with Peter Rosenberg, his burgeoning comedy career, or through his latest venture with Roc Nation. However, if you were not born and raised in New York City you may not know how dense his history is.
The man known as Luis Diaz is one of the Big Apple’s most respected and influential turntable maestros, and this new documentary shines a light on his decades-long history. Directed, produced, and narrated by Nathan Miller, Ciph allows viewers to step into the world of Cipha Sounds and focuses on his career in radio (he is credited with introducing New York to Rick Ross and Rihanna, among others) and transition into comedy. The doc also features appearances from the likes of Hot 97’s Laura Stylez, DJ Drewski and Peter Rosenberg, as well as Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Nas, and the Flatbush ZOMBiES. Watch below.