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.
As a producer, J.PERIOD's resume boasts collaborations with GRAMMY® winners Lauryn Hill, Common, John Legend, The Roots, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and, most recently, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Credited with "Album Production and Arrangement" for the best-selling Hamilton Mixtape, J.PERIOD's most recent work has taken his unique approach to album production to unforeseen heights: an unprecedented #1 debut on Billboard Hot 200 Albums and one of 2016's best albums. And with that #1 album, one thing has become clear: J.PERIOD albums transcend the definition of a "mixtape," weaving music and narrative into a cohesive whole, and elevating hip hop's most essential form into the realm of high art. Little wonder why music icon and cultural critic Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (The Roots, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) calls J.PERIOD "the most creative mixtape producer of all-time.”
As an original composer, J.PERIOD's work has been featured in the EMMY® award-winning film The Doctor, the critically-acclaimed EPIX original series America Divided, the NBA's flagship series Inside Stuff, as well as major film trailers for Universal Pictures' American Gangster, Fox Searchlight's Street Kings, and more.
As Music Supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets’ at Barclays Center, J.PERIOD's custom-curated soundtrack won rave reviews as the new standard for music in the NBA arena (ESPN). He is also credited with producing the Brooklyn Nets' opening theme song in both of its first two seasons at Barclays Center.
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, the premiere of The Roots Picnic NYC in Bryant Park, SXSW and TED Talks. J.PERIOD has also performed around 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.