Music is a Dating App: A Guest Editorial by J. PERIOD
Things done changed.
Award-winning DJ/Producer J.PERIOD cut his teeth moving mixtapes on Canal St. in the early aughts before earning MTV “Mixtape of The Year” honors in 2005 for his groundbreaking collaboration with Nas. Fusing narrative with his own signature remixes, J.PERIOD’s unique style of musical storytelling has since spawned collaborations with many of his musical heroes — Q-Tip, Common, Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, The Roots, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige — and earned J.PERIOD comparisons to both DJ Khaled and Ken Burns (thanks, DJBooth!). In 2018, J.PERIOD earned a Billboard No. 1 album for his collaboration with Pulitzer-winning playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda on The Hamilton Mixtape. Questlove calls J.PERIOD “the most creative mixtape producer of all time.”