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 DJ whose musical repertoire bridges cultures, generations and styles, a producer whose tracks tell stories.
As Music Supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets debut season at Barclays Center, J.PERIOD’s signature sound became the defining soundtrack for the franchise, and set a new standard for the role of music in an NBA arena.
J.PERIOD is also the producer of the Brooklyn Nets theme song, “Brooklyn: Something to Lean On,” which inspired the now ubiquitous “Brooook-lynn” chant at Barclays Center.
A 10-year veteran in moving large crowds, J.PERIOD has served as official Tour DJ for artists including Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, The Roots, and international icon K’NAAN, performing at venues from NYC’s Central Park Summerstage to Johannesburg’s Coca-Cola Dome. His production resume boasts collaborations with Grammy-winners Common, John Legend, and Mary J. Blige, and his “audio-documentary” mixtape series – remixing everyone from Bob Marley to Bob Dylan – has received numerous awards and accolades. Music icon Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (The Roots, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) calls J.PERIOD “the most creative mixtape producer of all-time.”
J.PERIOD pays tribute to the Godfather of Soul with an epic, 80-minute musical journey through the catalog, legacy and lasting impact of one of music’s all-time greats — and the undisputed foundation of hip hop as we know it — James Brown.