"TJ Mizell was born into a life of music. He picked up a violin in Kindergarten, started playing drums in third grade and studied Music Theory in college. It was only a matter of time before the turntables were calling his name. His greatest musical influence is, of course, his father, the legendary Jam Master Jay of Run DMC. Though he wasn’t directly taught by his father how to DJ, his upbringing at the Scratch DJ academy, founded in 2002 by JMJ, shaped him into the successful and talented DJ that he is today."