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 hip hop & R&B titans including Nas, The Roots, Kanye West, Q-Tip, Lauryn Hill, Common, John Legend and, most recently, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda.
J.PERIOD's unique approach to album production leapt to new heights in 2017 with the Billboard #1 album, The Hamilton Mixtape. Collaborating with show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Roots, J.PERIOD's multi-layered production style helped transform Broadway's beloved musical into hip hop's most essential form, elevating the "mixtape" to the realm of high art. Little wonder that Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (The Roots, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) calls J.PERIOD "the most creative mixtape producer of all-time.”
J.PERIOD compositions have been featured in the EMMY® award-winning film The Doctor, EPIX's original series America Divided, NBA TV's flagship Inside Stuff, along with films including Universal Pictures' American Gangster, Fox Searchlight's Street Kings, and the acclaimed 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 NBA arenas (ESPN). He also produced the Nets' opening theme song in the team's first two seasons at Barclays Center.
On stage, J.PERIOD's innovative performance series, including The Live Mixtape and The Art of The Crossfade, have been featured at the historic launch of the Smithsonian NMAAHC, festivals including The Roots Picnic, SXSW and also featured at TED Talks. J.PERIOD has also traveled the globe as Tour DJ for artists including Black Thought, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip & Kanye West at venues ranging from NJ's famed MetLife Stadium to Johannesburg’s Coca-Cola Dome.
For more about the record-breaking Hamilton Mixtape, click here. To hear past J.PERIOD productions, click here.