On the right is DJ Envy radio personality of The Breakfast Club – Power 105.1 FM while on the left is Demetrius Spencer the Ball Up CEO.
Demetrius Spencer, CEO of Ball Up Demetrius Spencer is the CEO & Founder of Ball Up, the world’s largest professional streetball tour. Demetrius V. Spencer is a producer, known for Life on the Road (2012), Ball Up (2015) and One Love (2014). Ball Up was started in 2009 and has now become a showcase for the nation’s best streetball players in an exciting production the entire family can enjoy. Spencer has the brand poised for global prominence in only its fifth year as it features top NBA talent serving as guest coaches in each market as well as a reality show, Ball Up: Search for the Next, the top rated show on Fox Sports. The tour visits 10 cities during the summer as well as makes more than 60 appearances per year overseas in countries such as China and Indonesia. Spencer, 37, recognized the void in the market for a national s treetball tour after the popular 90’ s And 1 M ixtape T our waned in popularity and dissolved, leaving many of its top players seeking a new opportunity . Always a shrewd businessman, Spencer retained several of the more high profile players and leveraged rel ationships he gained from his television and music career to create a more competitive and professional brand of streetball entertainment played in safe, large arenas that provided exciting entertainment for the entire family. Additionally, Spencer filmed the entire Ball Up tour process throug h his production company, One Media Worldwide and shopped it to Fox Sports. The show has been the top rated show on the network four consecutive seasons. Spencer’s goal is for Ball Up to evolve into the first profe ssional streetball league and is well on its way as the tour continues to grow in popularity and attendance each season. The Ball Up tour sells out quickly with a calculated grassroots marketing campaign Spencer developed . The tour regularly attracts up to 10,000 fans as the size of venues increases annually . “Ball Up will ultimately become a professional league that showcases the best streetball talent the nation has to offer,” said Demetrius Spencer, CEO of Ball Up. “ There are many talented individual s that will never get to play in the NBA for a variety of reasons and Ball Up will be able to provide these athletes with the opp ortunity to achieve their dream of becoming a professional athlete while creating an affordable entertainment experience for th e entire family .” The crafty entrepreneur developed his marketing skills in the music industry prior to forming Ball Up. Spencer established himself as one of the top young executives in the music industry as he served as the Executive Vice President of A&R at Universal/Motown. As EVP, Spencer was able to facilitate numerous label and production partnerships with global media companies and has worked with top musical talent such as Beyoncé , Ne – Yo, Christina Aguilera and more . With his wide range of exper ience in the music industry, Demetrius has ventured into TV, f ilms, and s ports as the Executive Produc er of the sitcom One Love, a feature film with TD Jakes, and sports programming for Fox. Spencer was born and raised in Pasadena, Calif ornia and currently resides in Los Angeles.
DJ Envy was born Raashaun Casey (born September 3, 1977). DJ Envy is of Puerto Rican ancestry/ descent. He is an American DJ. He is also one of the three hosts of the syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club with Angela Yee and Charlamagne and an MTV2 VJ for The Week in Jams. A native of Queens, New York, DJ Envy was tutored by neighborhood acquaintance DJ Clue?, who introduced him to the mixtape circuit in the mid-1990s. He quickly climbed up the ranks, and by the early 2000 he was peddling the latest freestyles and exclusives for big-name rappers like Jay-Z, 50 Cent and The L.O.X.. Since his reputation was so esteemed Sony signed him to their affiliate label Desert Storm Records. In 2003, he released his commercial debut album entitled The Desert Storm Mixtape: Blok Party, Vol. 1. Envy’s big break on the radio came when he mixed once a month for Hot 97’s show called “Takin’ it to the Streets”, hosted by Angie Martinez from 12:00 am to 4:00 am, but later filled in when Angie Martinez got pregnant. He then co-host Hot 97’s morning show with Miss Jones from 6 am-10 am daily. His run on the morning show ended in July 2008 when Miss Jones moved to Philadelphia. Envy spinned on his own mixshows on Hot 97 called “The People’s Mix” on Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and “The People’s Choice Hit List” on Sundays 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. He had a segment on Hot 97 titled “New at 2”, where he played the newest hits from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. He hosts Hip-Hop Nation’s afternoon show on Sirius XM Radio on weekdays 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST and on weekends he used to do a show from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Power 105. As of Monday December 6, 2010, DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne began hosting the morning show on Power 105 as The Breakfast Club. He also went by the name DJ Shrimp before his current DJ name he uses today. He also feuded with DJ Drama but their reconciled live on The Breakfast Club. Envy has made appearances on Chris Brown and Juelz Santana music video “Back to the Crib” various television shows like 106 & Park, Entourage and Tha Corner, which he hosts on the Music Choice channel. He was featured in the 2006 film Blood of a Champion, credited as Shadow’s enemy friend. He also appeared in The Raw Report of Gucci Mane documentary. On March 21, 2010, DJ Envy took over as host of MTV2’s Sucker Free Countdown. He remains very active in the mixtape scene as he has hosted for many artists and producers such as Rob Luna. In DJ Envy personal life he is married to Gia Casey (born c. 1979), who is partly Asian. As of 2006 they have four children.
DJ Envy radio personality of The Breakfast Club, Power 105.1 FM and Demetrius Spencer the Ball Up CEO are famous people that look alike. Both of these men look Puerto Rican.