An early adapter of turntablism, TJ Mizell follows in the footsteps of his father, the late Jam Master Jay from the iconic rap group "RUN D.M.C." TJ has harnessed skills passed down to him and mastered his own technique – an eclectic style that is Hip-Hop and EDM influenced. He is an innovative artist fusing his love for fashion, dance music, & Hip-Hop to create a diverse portfolio.
A year after his father's passing in 2002, TJ's mother, Terri Mizell began the JMJ Foundation for Music, which helps raise money for music programs in inner-city schools across NYC and the Tri-State Area. TJ and the JMJ Foundation for Music continues to give children the opportunity to play turntables for the first time and help expand their world views through artistic expression.
In 2014, TJ became the official touring DJ for rapper "A$AP FERG." He quickly hit the road and has toured across the world playing some of the hottest venues and festivals the past couple of years alongside Ferg & Marty Baller. Working with many superstars in both the dance and hip-hop industries, TJ has collaborated with other numerous artists, including Mia, Paper Diamond, DJ Scratch, and RUN D.M.C. His mission is to share his musical obsession with the entire world just as his dad did in the 80’s.
If he isn’t scratching or producing, you can find the trendsetting TJ Mizell skating through your streets or on your TV screen in his new 2016 reality show, "Growing Up Hip-Hop" on WEtv every Thursday at 10:00 p.m. EST / 7:00 p.m. PST.