Posts Tagged ‘J.Period’
J. Period – “Rise Up!” feat. Black Thought (Of The Roots) x Posdnuos (Of De La Soul) x Pharoahe Monch x Joss Stone
YOOOOO! This jawn BANGS!! Beatz & Lyrics on display (nice working in that ‘Phoenix’ sample from Tariq in the breaks). Every lyricist bringing drive; racing down the J. Period track like we gotta get there. Where? To the revolution!
What does it mean to “RISE UP?” What does it mean to RESIST?
Produced by J.PERIOD, this epic single brings together an historic lineup of artists — Black Thought of The Roots, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone — to explore the meaning of “resistance” and the state of our Union. Additional production and instrumentation from Stro Elliot (Playlist Retreat), Larrance Dobson (1500 Or Nothin, Kendrick Lamar, Timbaland) and Jesse Blum (Misterwives). RISE UP EP available May 2.
DJ Mars travels to Brooklyn (NY, USA) to talk with DJ J Period and Designer Fuse Green to discuss the process of creating some classic mixtape art. Click to play this webisode of “The Art Behind The Tape.”
In the wake of Tupac birthday commemorations across the world of Hip-Hop, J. Period remixes a ‘Pac classic, “Dear Mama.” Take a listen. And if the music sounds familiar to you, good ear! Nas used it on “The Message” from 1996’s “It Was Written.”
The remixed track herald’s the “Holler If Ya Hear Me” (Remixed) project – due out June 24, 2014 – and the Kenny Leon-directed Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me” (starring Saul Williams). You can purchase tickets for the musical at hollerifyahearme.com.
You know… Common has been to the White House, too. Now, he an Jay-Z have that AND this “Open Letter” song buzz in … well… common. So, you know Jigga’s verse by now. Listen to Common put in his spin on the song’s message in this J. Period exclusive.
Common links ups with DJ & producer J.Period for this new joint called “The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)” that will appear on J.Period’s upcoming project “Rage Is Back” due February 12th. Common delivers with the lyricism as usual & I’m diggin’ J.Period’s use of Portishead’s classic ‘Sour Times’ record. It’s should be of no coincidence what J. Period is doing here as Common’s original classic “I Used To Love H.E.R.” also dropped in the same year of 1994 as the Portishead hit. It all makes for a nice & almost subtle multi-musical metaphor for what they put together. We still love H.E.R. too…
In celebration of the release of Adam Mansbach’s new novel “Rage Is Back” – J.PERIOD features Black Thought (of Philly’s legendary crew The Roots) freestyling over Nas’ classic “N.Y. State of Mind.” The joint is entitled “Rage Is Back (Freestyle),” and it is the first single off the forthcoming J.PERIOD-produced “Rage Is Back” mixtape due out very soon.
While checking out my homegirl Daisha Hunter’s new hosting gig over at Future Sounds TV in Japan, I ran across this interview with DJ J. Period. Producer & remixer J. Period made his first trip to Japan recently & spoke about the creative mixtapes he put together for Nas, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, & more. Whenever he’s not crafting mixtapes, J. Period is the official DJ for Black Thought of the Legendary Roots crew when Mr. Tariq Trotter is on solo missions doing those live mixtape shows.
August 1st J.Period, Pete Rock, Smif-n-Wessun, and Da Beat Minerz will form like Voltron to record a mixtape live on Beatminerz Radio. The mixtape will be called Live Mixtape: Monumental Edition.
Thsi should be dope. J.Period will be mixing and re-mixing songs along side Mr.Walt, DJ Evil Dee, and Pete Rock and Tek & Steele wil be dropping freestyles. They will also be unreleased tracks from the Monumental LP.