Jumpshot (musician)

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Jumpshot at Hood Famous Studios, NYC (2012)
Background information
Birth name Joseph Michael Constantino
Also known as Jumpshot
Born (1985-09-06) September 6, 1985 (age 29)
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Origin New York, NY, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, instrumental hip hop, trip hop, ambient, electronic, experimental, dance, dubstep, drum and bass, electro house
Occupation(s) Record Producer, Songwriter, DJ
Instruments Keyboards, Turntables, Percussion, Sampler, Synthesizer
Years active 1996–present
Labels Hood Famous Music
Dim Mak Records
Synth City Records
Nervous Records
Play Me Records
Universal Music
Big Alliance
High Chai
Associated acts Abstract The Ism
Some Swans Are Evil (SSAE)
Whiteboyz Noize
Website www.jumpshotmusic.com

Personal life[edit]

Joseph Michael "Joe" Constantino (born Sept 6, 1985), known by his stage name Jumpshot (formerly of Whiteboyz Noize), is an American DJ & record producer from Bayonne, NJ. He began training in jazz & classical piano at the age of 5. His fascination with music continued through to his adolescent years, and he soon began writing short piano pieces. At age 11, he arranged his first track using his home computer. Having been raised an avid listener of hip-hop music, he immediately began mimicking the techniques he heard his favorite producers doing, and soon began making his own pieces that were turning the heads of some older guys from the neighborhood who were already working in the music industry.[1]

Early career[edit]

Jumpshot first gained acclaim in 2003 with productions on Joe Budden's debut, self-titled album. He later achieved further success in his career with his co-production of Rev Run's (Run DMC) Distortion, released in 2005 on Russell Simmons/Island Def Jam/Universal Music Group.[2]

Current career[edit]

In 2010, Jumpshot took a creative left turn and began producing harder styles of bass-driven dance music, including dubstep, drum & bass, & electro house.[3] In 2011, he linked with Ming_(DJ) (Ming & FS) to co-pilot their indie record label Hood Famous Music, based in NYC. Currently, Ming_(DJ) & Jumpshot have gone back to their roots and are working on a downtempo, experimental hip-hop/trip-hop project entitled "Abstract The Ism".[4][5][6]


Productions (albums, EPs, remixes, singles)[edit]

Year Artist Album / EP / Single Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Billboard Pop 100 Top Rap Albums US Rap US R&B Billboard 200 Beatport Dubstep Top 100 Beatport D&B Top 100 Beatport Hip-Hop Top 100
2013 Ming_(DJ) & Jumpshot Punani (single) 34
Muscle Hawk & Mark Radwin Invasion (Jumpshot remix)
Ming_(DJ) Carnival (Jumpshot remix)
Jumpshot Mob Barley (single)
Schroff ft. Jay Jacob Virus (Ming_(DJ) & Jumpshot remix)
Ming_(DJ) & 2Beeps Like A Ninja (remix)
Jumpshot Seismic (single) 43
2012 Church Williams Invisible Signs (remix)
Jumpshot Deadly Melody (single)
Jumpshot Dominator (single)
Jumpshot feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore Headstrong (single) 38
SaBBo Come To Me (remix)
Jumpshot Basstance (single) 19
Jumpshot The Night Shift (EP)
Ming_(DJ) feat. Little Fix Never Come Down (remix)
Jumpshot 730 (EP)
Ming_(DJ) Black Cloud (remix)
Jumpshot Just Be Good 2 Me (single) 88
2011 Jumpshot Shotgun Getdown (single)
Jumpshot The Raw Uncut (EP) 29
2005 Red Café feat. Fabolous Bling Blaow (EP cut) 67
Rev Run Distortion (album)* 98 78
2004 Christina Milian feat. Joe Budden Whatever U Want (single)* 100 98
2003 Joe Budden Self-titled (album)* 1 2 8

* indicates a co-production


  • Jumpshot's NY Chronicles Podcast - Exclusive Monthly Podcast - 2013-present[7]
  • 8 Million Stories in the Naked City - TechnoHouse.fm / Groove Therapy Radio Exclusive Mix - 2013[8]
  • Rinse & Repeat - MixJunkies.com Exclusive Mix - 2012[9]
  • Hood Famous Music - Podcast #002 - 2012 [10]

Mashups, bootlegs, non-label releases[edit]

  • Jumpshot - Strike It Up (Play Me Records - Free Digital Download) - 2013
  • Disclosure - White Noise ft. MNEK (Elementary Remix) - 2013
  • Kanye West - Send It Up (Jumpshot Bootleg) - 2013
  • Birdy Nam Nam & ƱZ - Defiant Order ft. The Notorious BIG (Jumpshot Mashup) - 2013
  • Bert on Beats - Dab (Jumpshot Bootleg) - 2013[11]

Commercial work[edit]

Jumpshot has worked on tracks that have appeared in feature films and video games, such as Warner Bros. Cradle 2 The Grave and EA Sports' Def Jam Vendetta. Jumpshot has also created original, commercial scores for Nike, Starburst, Novell, Avis, Coca-Cola, Volkswagen, Accenture, MetLife, A&W, Astonish (UK), Chock Full O' Nuts, and more, including the trailer for the 2003 Nike Battlegrounds, and an original recording featuring Joe Budden for Vince Carter's signature Nike sneaker.[12]

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