DJ RPM also known as Peter N Lopez. From the Bronx, NY RPM has been influenced by many of the greats that have also originated there such as Grand Wizard Theodore, Cool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Africa Bambaataa, KRS One, etc just to name a few. This explains his Hip Hop, Latin and Soul roots. He was influenced by the records that his parents would play such as Stevie Wonder, Tito Puente, Kraftwerk, etc. Also joining in on playing the conga, cowbell and hand drums to the music playing at family functions.
In 1991 RPM started his career as a DJ/Producer/Artist. He signed to RCA Records with a group called Rumpletilskinz. The deal was signed direct with the late Skip Miller, head of the Black Music Department with RCA.
In 1991 RPM also appeared in three videos by Leaders Of The New School off of the Album “A Future Without A Past” called “Case Of The P.T.A.”, “Sobb Story” & “The International Zone Coaster”.
In 1993 the album called “What Is A Rumpletilskin?” had its debut July 13.
There were 13 tracks on the album.
RPM produced 10 tracks and did the cuts for the whole album. The two singles, “Attitudes” and “Is It Alright?” both made it to Billboard #24 on the Hot Rap Singles.
In 1993 RPM also produced a track on The Leaders Of The New School Album “T.I.M.E.” called “Daily Reminder” which was released on Electra Records.
In 1995 RPM produced a track and did cuts on a compilation called “Blackmarket Unrealeased”. The song was titled “Remedy Man (Known As The Sha-Now)” by Sha-Now. The compilation was released on Freeze Records/Priority Records.
From 1995 on, RPM started working as a DJ for hire while working regular 9 to 5 jobs. While on his grind he saved his money and built up his equipment as well as a pre-production studio at his home.
RPM has been doing mixtapes as well as local open mic events & clubs. Stay updated on mixtapes, beat production & up and coming appearances on this website www.djrpm.net
RPM’s love for music is deep to his soul. From Remixes to new Produced Beats, new songs as well as scratching and paying homage to the great DJs that paved the way.