J-Zone is a producer, DJ, Journalist, former emcee, and the CEO of Old Maid Entertainment. He lives in Queens, New York and has enjoyed a large following of underground hip hop aficionados and a sizable European fan base that continues to grow.
At a young age, he developed and honed his musical abilities by listening to records and playing bass guitar. He later learned the basics of production under the tutelage of DJ Vance Wright (Slick Rick's DJ) in 1994. In 1999, he released his college senior project, Music for Tu Madre, garnering critical acclaim in the hip hop underground, but it was not enough to propel him into the mainstream spotlight. He has since released four albums, a group album with longtime collaborator Celph Titled and many remix, instrumental and limited edition projects. He has also worked with and produced beats for artists such as Biz Markie, Devin The Dude, Masta Ace, King T, Gnarls Barkley, E-40, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Prince Paul, Lonely Island, Esham, Cage, Danger Mouse, Mr. Lif, Sadat X, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, R.A. the Rugged Man, Tame 1, MF Grimm, and Tha Liks.