Love it or hate it, some people will live in infamy based on their public personas. From their on-air antics to the impacts (good or bad) they’ve made on culture, there’s a cohort of people who have a special gift of making a lasting impression — one way or another. Hitmaker Stevie J is in that category.
Born Steven Aaron Jordan, Stevie J is a record producer, DJ, and most currently known as a television personality. He rose in the music industry in the early 1990s as a member of Puffy’s Hitmen squad, an ensemble of producers curated by Diddy.
His time with Bad Boy was well spent as he was the musical mastermind behind some of Hip-Hop’s greatest hits, like “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “Honey,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” for which he won a Grammy.
Throughout the 1990s, the New York native had a string of hits that made him a bonafide hitman with consecutive Billboard chart rankings.
With music as his first love and passion, Stevie J rose to success and amassed a net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Today, the musician still has music as a priority, but his career surpasses his ability to produce a hit record.
Producing music is one thing but bringing the song to life through instrumentation is another. Stevie J has been known to play the piano and bass guitar. He was the featured guitarist on Jodeci’s 1995 album “The Show, The After Party, The Hotel” and Summer Walker’s 2019 album “Over It.”
Along with producing chart-topping songs, Stevie J’s pen game is one to be rivaled. He has writing credits on songs like “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” by Eve, “Butterfly” by Mariah Carey, and “Falling For You” by Tamia.
In 2012, Stevie J joined the ensemble celebrity cast of “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta.” There, he was introduced to a younger generation exposing his vibrant personality and musical gifts to those who may not have otherwise recognized him.
In addition, he’s also had small roles in a string of television shows.