Jaz-O has been a mainstay in the music industry for over 30 years. Marcy Houses, 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. In 1989, Jaz-O blasted onto the mainstream media with his debut single, “Hawaiian Sophie”. Along with the debut feature on The O’Jays number one single, “Have You Had Your Love Today?”, Jaz-O was the first ever rap artist signed to EMI Records.
After taking a hiatus in 1992, Jaz-O re-emerged in 1996 producing the Jay-Z classic “Ain’t No Nigga”. 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 “Nigga Who? Nigga What?” Jaz-O is also a gifted music producer, lending his highly sought – after talents, producing the demo which 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.