Quazelle, known affectionately by his peers as "Quaz", is a Philadelphia-bred rapper/songwriter who cites his influences as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, and Missy Elliott. Quazelle’s music is a blend of introspective lyrics, self-applauding whit, and strong mainstream appeal. Before relocating to Los Angeles, Quazelle spent much of his time as an engineer apprentice of Grammy Award-winning producer/audio engineer Phil Nicolo.