Ryan Kersey, is a native of Virginia. He began his career as a DJ while a 2nd year at the University of Virginia. For the extremely motivated, determined young man, DJing was more of a hobby. His hobby eventually turned into DJ Young Rye’s career. Aspiring to become a producer, he sought counsel from his two music industry heavy-hitter cousins: Just Blaze, super producer for such artists as Jay-Z, and DJ Poun’, 40/40 club’s DJ. Just Blaze and DJ Poun’ instructed Ryan to begin his budding interest in entertainment as a DJ. He has been DJing ever since.