TJ Mizell Explains How He Ended Up as A$AP Ferg’s Official Tour DJ
25-year-old TJ Mizell has had music in his life since his kindergarten days thanks to his father, the late, great Jam Master Jay. Later on in life he began drumming for different bands and landed at the Scratch DJ Academy, which in turn opened him up for opportunities to work with celebrities all over the world. Oddly enough, his dad kept his music career separate from his personal life. “Dad never had turntables in the crib,” said TJ. “He kept work very separate from family. He kept it very normal.”
When asked if it’s hard for him in the industry due to his father’s legacy, Mizell admitted “It is a lot harder, actually. People expect me to go and play a full, classic hip-hop set. People book me for these things but that’s not even what I actually want to do.” TJ’s true passion (aside from skateboarding) is producing and DJ’ing Electronic music, which helped him land the attention of A$AP Mob.
Find out how he ended up becoming A$AP Ferg’s official tour DJ, why he decided to share his life on Growing Up Hip-Hop and more in our latest exclusive.