A skilled producer, DJ, and emcee, New York's J-Zone has been making major noise in the hip-hop underground for the past few years. His first album, Music For Tu Madre (1999), was recorded as a school project and independently released to critical praise. In 2000 he returned with A Bottle Of Whup Ass, which furthered his rep as a super-fresh jack of all trades. J-Zone is all about putting the humor back in hip-hop, musing about Lucy Liu and getting dissed by the ladies while lacing obscure samples with sick scratches and zany beats. He also appeared on the Runaways U.K. Progress album, and has also produced singles for his compadres Huggy Bear and Al-Shid.