DJ Jelly, known as The Stamp of Approval, is a student and teacher of Hip-Hop and is considered one of the most influential DJs, not only in the South but all over the world. Although his Dirty South style of Hip-Hop was not recognized until early 2000, DJ Jelly along with his partner Mc Assault, enthusiastically led the crusade and have been able to remain a relevant force in the nurturing and building of this very important and evolving segment of hip hop.
Additionally, this talented DJ has been a key factor in breaking local Atlanta artists such as OutKast, Lil Jon, TI, Jeezy, and DJ Unk, to humbly name a few as well as breaking artist into the southern market such as The Notorious Big,Lil Kim,Faith Evens,Craig Mac, Timberland, Cassidy, 3’6 Mafia, and Fat Joe. This was done, in large part, along side his DJ Crew, the Southern Style DJs who have collectively sold millions of Mix CDs and Mix DVDs throughout their 10-year affiliation.
Jelly has won numerous awards in his career including the prestigious Justo’s Mixtape” Dirty South DJ of the Year” in 2003, TjsDJ’s 2004 “TasteMakers Award” 2004 SEA’s “Best Blend Tape ” and most recently SEA’s 2008 “Dirty South Dj of the Year” along with a host of other nominations that range from the Legendary Mix Show Power Summit to The Source Awards.
His high profile events, dj artistry and his ability to recognize and break new talent placed him in the limelight with countless appearances on BET’s “The Basement and “Rap City” as well as, MTV’s “Direct Effect”, “Made”, “My Super Sweet 16”and Play Boys”Queen of the Club”documentary. Adding to his multi-media journey, DJ Jelly has appeared in numerous print and online publications such as The Source Magazine,XXL,Rap Mullet,Nah Right,and sohh.com.