Hailed as a “music guru” by Rolling Stone and cited among the “world’s Top DJ’s” by The New York Times, J.PERIOD is a master of his craft: a musical storyteller whose work bridges cultures, generations and styles.
J.PERIOD’S PRODUCTION RESUME BOASTS COLLABORATIONS WITH GRAMMY® WINNERS NAS, THE ROOTS, KANYE WEST, Q-TIP, COMMON, MARY J. BLIGE, JOHN LEGEND AND, MOST RECENTLY, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ON THE BILLBOARD #1 ALBUM, THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE.
Cosigned by countless heavyweights, J.PERIOD mixtapes have earned their place in the pantheon and become a cultural touchpoint in hip hop. Music icon Questlove (The Roots, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) calls J.PERIOD “the most creative mixtape producer of all-time.” His extensive roster of collaborators, combined with a visionary approach to musical storytelling, have earned comparisons to both DJ Khaled and Ken Burns, and most recently, a prestigious post as a founding member of The Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council. “Make no mistake,” says DJ Booth, “as to the power of J.PERIOD’s impact and influence on hip hop culture.”
As an original composer, J.PERIOD’s work has been featured in the EMMY® award-winning docu-film The Doctor, the critically-acclaimed EPIX original series America Divided, the NBA TV’s flagship series Inside Stuff, and film trailers for Universal Pictures’ American Gangster, Fox Searchlight’s Street Kings, and the 2016 documentary, Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You.
As Music Supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets’ debut at Barclays Center, J.PERIOD’s custom-curated soundtrack won rave reviews as the new standard for music in the NBA arena (ESPN). J.PERIOD also produced the Nets’ opening theme song in 2013 and 2014.
On stage, J.PERIOD’s innovative performance series, The Live Mixtape and The Art of The Crossfade, have been featured at festivals including The Roots Picnic, the historic launch of the Smithsonian NMAAHC, SXSW and also featured at TED Talks. J.PERIOD has also performed as Official Tour DJ for artists including Black Thought, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip & Kanye West.