If you were to look up the phrase "hip hop purist," Showtime's picture is next to it. With a love for all types of music, Showtime has an extreme passion for the Hip Hop culture. His interest in hip hop began in 1987 as a child. He began listening to artists such as Big Daddy Kane, The Fat Boys, Eric B and Rakim and other hip hop pioneers. Showtime began his radio career at Norfolk State University 2002. Through his love for the hip hop culture, Showtime is able to bring to you the "Main Ingredient of Hip Hop." "The Main Ingredient of Hip Hop" is a mix show that specializes in underground and old-school hip hop.