CJ is a web developer by day, and a multimedia artist and DJ by night. His passion for creating and innovating is the basis for all his pursuits.
As a DJ, CJ is known for his diverse musical taste, fluid mixing, and ability to read the crowd. For 12 years, CJ has held residencies in some of Chicago's most popular bars and clubs, including the legendary Funky Buddha Lounge.
He has played for legendary artists such as Nas, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, John Legend, and many more. He has also shared the decks with renowned DJs including Questlove, Kool Herc, Kraze, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, and DJ 33 1/3, whom is CJ’s mentor and friend. He has been known by various aliases throughout his DJ career: JPaz, Illnoyz, and CJ Buckets. His name has changed, but his approach remains consistent. He always shows his love and knowledge of music, and treats every set like it is his last. CJ is delighted to be a member of the Fig DJ team.