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Bum Squad DJs Toy Drive @ All Starz

If DJ Phlava were penning a Christmas wish list to Santa this year, the local hip-hop selector would likely ask jolly ol' Saint Nick for a new iPad, as well as a slick 60-inch HDTV for his living room wall, and a fancy ride for his son. In the meantime, Phlava (who recently returned to the airwaves of 101.5 Jamz) and the other members of turntablist collective The Bum Squad DJs will be helping fulfill the holiday wish lists of some less fortunate Valley kids when they gather for their annual toy drive on Saturday, December 15. Along with fellow Bum Squad members like Area4, T3PO, Power 98.3's DJ Tyger, and Ramses Ja from The Beat 101.1 will be helping fulfill the holiday wish lists of some less-fortunate Valley kids when they gather for their annual toy drive on Saturday, December 15. Phlava and fellow Bum Squad members will set up the record decks at urban-oriented clothing shop All Starz inside Arizona Mills, 5000 South Arizona Mills Circle in Tempe, and spend the afternoon showing off fierce spinning and scratching feats while their fans can drop off new unwrapped toys. The drive runs from noon to 5 p.m. Call 480-491-2188.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.