APRIL 22, 2019 – New York, NY – Hip Hop Pioneer Jaz-O “The Originator” just announced his new deal with Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution through his own label Kingz Kounty Media Group. Jaz-O has been a mainstay in the music industry for over 30 years. Hailing from the Marcy Houses in Brooklyn, born and raised Jaz-O has initiated the careers of Jay-Z, Irv Gotti, Sauce Money, The Lox, Chad Elliot, and Memphis Bleek to name a few. Roc Nation is the world’s preeminent entertainment company working with recording artists, producers, songwriters, and athletes providing artist management, music publishing, touring, production and more.
Recalling his first rhyme at the age of 14, Jaz-O co-wrote and produced his first record, “HP Gets Busy” at the age of 21. This song featured his 16 year old “partner in crime”, Jay-Z and friends, Easy LD (E. Ward) and Almond Joy (J. Ward). In 1986, Jaz-O teamed up with music producer Fresh Gordon to create the answer to RUN DMC’s “My Adidas” with “My Fila”. The young songwriter-MC/producer continued his reign of terror in the streets, destroying challengers in MC battles local and abroad. In 1989, Jaz-O blasted onto the mainstream media with his debut single, “Hawaiian Sophie”, and a debut feature on The O’Jays number one single “Have You Had Your Love Today?” Jaz-O was the first rap artist ever signed to EMI Records.
After taking a hiatus in 1992, Jaz-O re-emerged in 1996 producing the Jay-Z classic “Ain’t No Ni##a”. Jaz-O continued his string of production classics for Jay-Z including “In My Lifetime-The Big Jaz Remix”, “Rap Game-Crack Game”, and featured on Jay-Z cuts “Bring It On” and “Ni##a Who? Ni##a What?” Jaz-O is also a gifted Music Producer producing the demo that landed The Lox their deal with Bad Boy. Jaz-O has arranged for the likes of Puffy, Rakim, M.O.P., Foxy Brown, Queen Latifah, Kool G Rap and numerous others. But Jaz-O is most well known for his ‘triplet style’ of rhyming, which he is majestically titled “The Originator”. Jaz-O is currently on a national tour with Rakim & Eric B, his tour dates are available on his website and social media. Jaz-O owns Kingz Kounty Media Group.