in Jackson, Mississippi
PHILLIP “DJ Young Venom” ROLLINS
has been rocking Jackson events for 10 years, ever since Ezra Brown invited him to deejay at poetry nights at Seven*Studioz. Taking his name from Venom, the archenemy of Marvel superhero Spider-Man, Rollins has performed in nearly every venue in the city, played the deejay booth at Jubilee Jam and opened for the Flaming Lips and Snoop Dogg.
In May 2014, Rollins opened Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave., offbeatjxn.com), which serves as an incubator for Mississippi subcultures such as alternative-music lovers, comic-book readers, and toy and record collectors.
Phillip spends his off days with his wife Tasha and their five year old son Riley.
Doing What You Love
BY PHILLIP ROLLINS
@ VOL 7
ON MAY 14, 2015
Phillip Rollins is a DJ and owner of OffBeat, a comic book, vinyl toy, and record store in Jackson, MS. Self-described as "just an awkward black kid in America," Phillip does what he loves. In fact, he was so motivated to pursue his dreams because he could see growing up that his mom working at the Mississippi Deparment of Corrections did not love her job. He encourages everyone to go after there dreams.