Hailed as a “music guru” by Rolling Stone and called "the most creative mixtape producer of all-time” by Questlove, J.PERIOD is a musical storyteller whose work connects cultures, eras and styles.
J.PERIOD's resume boasts collaborations with GRAMMY® winners The Roots, Nas, Mary J. Blige, Common, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, Spike Lee, comedian Dave Chappelle and Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Billboard #1 album, The Hamilton Mixtape.
These collaborations, combined with a visionary approach to musical storytelling, have earned J.PERIOD comparisons to both DJ Khaled and Ken Burns, and prestigious appointments at The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian NMAAHC and Lincoln Center. “Make no mistake,” says DJ Booth, “as to the power of J.PERIOD’s impact and influence on hip hop culture."
J.PERIOD’s Live Mixtape performance series has been featured at The Roots Picnic, Blue Note Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Sony Hall, recording one-of-a-kind mixtapes LIVE on-stage with Hip Hop luminaries including: Black Thought, Mos Def, Rakim, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross and Remy Ma.
As Music Supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets , J.PERIOD's custom-curated soundtrack and opening theme song won rave reviews as the new standard for music in NBA arenas (ESPN). His work has also been featured in EMMY®-winning films (The Doctor), flagship TV series (NBA Inside Stuff), and blockbuster film trailers (American Gangster, Street Kings, Terminator: Gynesis).
J.PERIOD’s debut album Story To Tell (Chapter One) broke new ground with its “musical storybook” format, narrated by comedian Dave Chappelle, with praise from Rolling Stone, Complex, and a featured performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
J.PERIOD Presents Story To Tell (Chapter Two) is available in January 2024.