Artist 101: J2

Music is the type of evergreen content that never loses its vitality amongst the listeners. Ear worms do make it difficult for people to continue listening to a single track after a period of time but people have come up with ways through which one can build long term bonding with music.

Renditions are one way through which we stay connected to our favourites songs for longer period of time. Best renditions are the ones that give a new perspective to the old creation. DEMAR’s rendition of Kendrick Lamar’s single “Swimming Pools” won her so many fans and helped her garner attention on streaming service like Spotify.

J2 too, has been a master of this art. Here is everything you need to know about the artist who is also considered as the “King of Re-imagination”.

Who is J2?

J2 is an award winning music producer and composer who is majorly known for breathing new life into both old and new songs. He has produced remixes for many artists including Shakira, LL Cool J, Beyonce, Pussy Cat Dolls, Jennifer Lopez and Cassie. Also, he has taken classics such as “Man in the Mirror” and “Love Lockdown” and turned them into “his songs”.

His unique art has helped him garner attention and his works have been included in major TV and film projects like When The Bough Breaks, Grey’s Anatomy, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Zoo, Passengers, The Man In The High Castle and others.

His Major Achievements

In the year 2014, J2 produced and co-wrote Shakira’s song ‘Dare’ (La La La) from her tenth studio album. A reworked version was released as an official theme song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup titled “La La La (Brazil 2014).” The song was featured on Shakira’s – Activia Commercial, which was crowned most shared advertisement of all time.

J2’s work can be accessed as collections that he created as a catalogue for his fans. His “Iconic Series” has received positive response from the audience and some of the songs from this collection have landed in a Super Bowl commercial for the NBC Show “Allegiance” to the Oscar winning movie “Django Unchained” with his version of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave.”

You can listen to his tracks here:

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The producer will soon be releasing his new album that will add on to his legacy.


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Written by Ayushi

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