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 musical collaborations with GRAMMY® winners Common, John Legend, The Roots, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and, most recently, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda on the forthcoming Hamilton Mixtape.
For years, J.PERIOD's "musical documentary" projects have redefined the hip hop landscape, weaving music and narrative to tell stories in powerful and unprecedented ways. His work with hip hop and R&B titans including Nas, Lauryn Hill, and Q-Tip is widely hailed among hip hop's best, and has earned high praise from renowned music icon and cultural critic Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (The Roots, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), who 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 highly-anticipated Hamilton Mixtape (available everywhere December 2 on Atlantic Records), click here. To hear past J.PERIOD productions, click here.