|Jason "Jay E" Epperson|
|Birth name||Jason Epperson|
|Also known as||Jay E|
August 13, 1978 |
St. Louis, Missouri
|Origin||St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||record producer, composer, DJ|
|Years active||2000 - present|
|Associated acts||Nelly, St. Lunatics|
|Akai MPC, Keyboard, Scratch Live|
Jason Lee "Jay E" Epperson is a St. Louis-born record producer and DJ. Jay E rose to fame as the main producer of rapper Nelly's multi-platinum 2000 album Country Grammar which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Jay E's DJ experience started at a local St. Louis roller skating rink where he met future St. Lunatics member Ali. It was Ali who introduced Jay E to the St. Lunatics, which eventually led to Jay E producing St. Lunatic's member Nelly's first solo album Country Grammar.
The December 2000 issue of Billboard magazine listed Jay E as number 16 of the Top 100 Producers and number 19 of the Top 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Producers of 2000. On June 7, 2001, Jay E was presented with two awards from ASCAP for co-writing Nelly's single "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)".
Jay E has gone on to work with artists such as Joss Stone, Murphy Lee, Three 6 Mafia and Dirt Nasty Sux. Currently,[when?] Jay E splits his time between studio production and live DJ sets at various St. Louis and Hollywood clubs.