Jay E

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Jason "Jay E" Epperson
Birth name Jason Epperson
Also known as Jay E
Born (1978-08-13) August 13, 1978 (age 38)
St. Louis, Missouri
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) record producer, composer, DJ
Instruments flute
Years active 2000 - present
Associated acts Nelly, St. Lunatics
Website https://www.facebook.com/JayEBeats314/?fref=ts
Notable instruments
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.[1]

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.[2][3]