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2010 - 2013 P.J. tours overseas

P.J. tours throughout most of 2010 and writes his third album, 2011's 'Outlet', on the road. He works with producer Dave O'Donnell (James Taylor, John Mayer) on two tracks and P.J.'s music begins to get TV placements on channels like…

2008 - Immortal Technique 3rd World

The 3rd World is the third studio album by rapper Immortal Technique, following a five-year absence since Revolutionary Vol. 2. It was released on June 24, 2008, on Viper Records. The 3rd World peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200 chart. He claimed in an interview from September 2009 to have sold more than…

2006 - Viper signs P.J. Pacifico

Viper signs P.J. Pacifico, a Connecticut based singer songwriter. His first cd 'Well I'll Be', is released and P.J. begins touring. P.J. also signs on as label manager and takes over managing the Viper website. P.J. sings the National Anthem at Madison Square Gardens for a Rangers game. Riding on the power of his first…

2007 - 2009 - P.J.

P.J. continues to tour and write throughout 2007 and releases the 2008 EP 'Almost There'. The EP features the song Jackbone, with Sean Kelly of The Samples joining P.J. on vocals. P.J. and his band open for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr on the road in 2008, and got welcomed home in 2009 by…

2005 - Tech signs Akir

Tech signs and produces Akir's first cd 'Legacy', which gets a lot of love. Akir goes on the road with Redman. Tech records 'Bin Laden' and releases a single vinyl version featuring Chuck D, Krs-1, and Mos Def which places blame for 911 on Bush... The talk shows are calling by the dozens. Tech is…

2003 - Distribution deal with Koch

Tech writes the theme song for the new movie Baadasssss!, a movie directed by Mario van Pebels based on a movie by his father, and tours with brother Ali. To make the product more available, Viper signs a new distribution…

2002 - Immortal Technique signs with Viper Records

In 2002, after turning down four major labels offering large advances,  Immortal Technique signed with Viper Records in a deal that made him President of the label.  Tech felt comfortable knowing that no industry types were present to mess with his artistic integrity, and being President would give him the opportunity to put his business…

1978 - Mary Jane

Jonathan co-authored Mary Jane in 1978 with Zolton Soldgroff, Mary Jane is a musical revue that celebrates marijuana. Mary Jane showed in the Park Royal Theatre in New York. Twenty five humorous songs were performed with the audience often singing along. Costumes were designed by Jonathan's wife Helena Stuart. The couple later opened a successful…

2000 - Start of Viper Records

Viper Records was founded in the year 2000 by Jonathan Stuart. The New York based label was originally founded to provide a home for Stuart's album New Prohibition. The album sold over 10.000 copies and won the Dooby Award from High Time Magazie. The Awards night was supposed to be at the Wetlands a few…

1976 - Barnaby Bye

In 1974 he was the production stage manager for Lincoln Center. In 1976 he produced Barnaby Bye for Atlantic Records, Sky King for Columbia Records, Bugatti & Musker, Street Punk, Urban Blight, John Pousette-Dart, Peppy Castro, Chris Brubeck, Sam Butler, Richard Cox and more.

1972 - The Second Hottest Show in Town

In 1972 Jonathan wrote and directed The Second Hottest Show in Town, a nude improvisational revue. The Seconds Hottest Show in Town is an old fashioned revue consisting of blackout sketches that focus on the subject of sex. It's an…

1970 - The Barbwire Theatre

Stuart began writing plays while in prison and after his release his first play Envelope was produced by The American Conservatory Theatre in San Fransisco. He spent some time as assistant director to Tom Ohorgan for the San Fransisco production of Hair. In 1970 Stuart co-founded The Barbwire Theatre. The theatre company consisted of ex-convicts.…

New Prohibition

No one seems able to determine the exact date that hemp/cannabis/marijuana appeared on the scene. This document will trace hemp back as far as history will allow, from 8500 BC in China to present day, noting the important role this much maligned weed has played in numerous civilizations down through the ages. The oldest human…

1964 - Stuart gets arrrested for possession of marijuana

Stuart has been involved with drug law and prison reform since his arrest in 1964 for possession of 1/4 ounce of marijuana. He served one year out of a two year sentence at Conneticut State Prison.