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Hailed as a “music guru” by Rolling Stone and called "the most creative mixtape producer of all-time” by music icon Questlove, J.PERIOD is a master craftsman: a musical storyteller whose work connects cultures, eras and styles.

J.PERIOD's resume boasts collaborations with GRAMMY® winners The Roots, Nas, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Common, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Billboard #1 and RIAA-certified Gold album, The Hamilton Mixtape.

His extensive roster of collaborators, combined with a visionary approach to musical storytelling, has earned comparisons to both DJ Khaled and Ken Burns. In 2018, it also earned J.PERIOD an appointment as a founding member of The Kennedy Center 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 a composer, J.PERIOD's work has been featured in film and TV (American Gangster, NBA Inside Stuff, The Doctor), earning an EMMY®. His groundbreaking work as Music Supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center was lauded as “the new standard” for music in NBA arenas (ESPN). In 2018, J.PERIOD headlined Sony Hall NYC, The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and was featured at The Roots Picnic. He also works as Tour DJ for artists including Black Thought, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, and Q-Tip.