Mangino is an Italian- American music producer, song writer, and artist from Detroit, Michigan dealing mainly with HipHop music. He has been chasing his dream of one day making it big in the industry for fifteen years strong and still going hard. has been around music his whole life, coming from the father of a musician in a local blues band, his father taught him how to play the piano at the age of five.
JJ has done many projects in the past. Some of which include: co- producing and featuring on a track with famous hiphop artist Joe Budden, co- writing and producing 2 songs for Darrell Nunlee from the legendary motown group The Contours, and his most recent projects were with DJ Khasper Bhinks from Coast2Coast Mixtapes on " Producers Exposed", "Music's Most Wanted Vol. 11", "Indie 30 Live". He has 7 projects released and still grinding.
His ultimate goal is to get placements with major artists/labels showcasing his production and song writing ability. JJ is also 1/2 of The Melodikz, which is a production duo consisting of Topp and Mangino. The Melodikz have a mixtape of instrumentals out on Datpiff.com titled "Welcome To The Game" and have over 100 beats for sale. For more info on The Melodikz please visit www.soundcloud.com/themelodikz