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Produced by J. Period, this track will find life on J’s upcoming Rage Is Back dropping February 12th. Props to Billboard.
Celebrating the release of Adam Mansbach’s acclaimed new novel, Rage Is Back, J.PERIOD recruits legendary Roots front man Black Thought for an exclusive new dub plate collaboration: “Rage Is Back (Freestyle),” the first single off J.PERIOD’s forthcoming “Rage Is Back” tape dropping later this month.
Set against the backdrop of graffiti-era New York, Manbach’s Rage Is Back delivers a mind-bending journey through a subterranean world of epic heroes and villains, and is already being called “the great American graffiti novel”. Rage is Back is currently Amazon.com’s “Book of the Month”
As promised, the Dopehouse is proud to premiere Bomb 1st. A pre-cursor to the release of Zion I’s upcoming album Shadow Boxing on October 2nd. With Brooklyn’s J.Period on the mix, Zion I’s music is matched with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson, Curren$y, King Mez, Blu, Scarface, Nas and others. A perfect way to introduce the West Coast legends to those who have yet to experience their dope’ness. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link.
This Thursday, March 15, 2012, the mixtape game’s master storyteller, J.Period, is proud to present The Best of Muthaf#ckin Nate Dogg an epic tribute to the fallen King of G-Funk. Commemorating the one year anniversary of Nate’s passing, The Best of Muthaf#ckin Nate Dogg features a who’s who of hip hop luminaries including Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Eminem, Nas, Ludacris, Dr. Dre, Mos Def and more—an all-star lineup that reflects the worldwide impact of Nate Dogg’s musical talents. The Best of Muthaf#ckin Nate Dogg also marks the first-ever West Coast hip hop tribute from Brooklyn-based J.Period, originally born in Los Angeles, and raised on West Coast hip hop. Because J.Period is primarily known for collaborations with conscious artists like John Legend, Q-Tip and Lauryn Hill, The Best of Muthaf#ckin Nate Dogg also marks a thematic departure for the DJ—hip hop icon Questlove has already dubbed this his “most ignant mixtape of all time!!”—but proves definitively that J.Period’s DJ skills extend into any arena in hip hop. If the music is hot, and there’s a story to be told, no one does it better than J.Period.
DOWNLOAD: J. Period Presents: The Best of Nate Dogg (Mixtape) [via]
STREAM: J. Period Presents: The Best of Nate Dogg (Mixtape) [via]
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Due to Irene’s unforgiving ass, Spike Lee’s annual Brooklyn Loves MJ event was canceled. But that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating the man’s life now, should it? As with last year’s effort, J. Period put together some of Michael’s finest work, this time pulling in MJ aficionado DJ Spinna as well as the legendary filmmaker.
Created in collaboration with world-renown DJ/producer and official BKMJ DJ, DJ Spinna, Man or the Music 2 (40 Acres Edition) delves deeper into the story of Michael’s music with rare, live and remixed gems unavailable anywhere else—including never-before-heard MJ tributes from Erykah Badu & The Roots, Questlove, Stevie Wonder, Yahzarah and more.
The good folks at FLüD Watches have linked up with one of my favorite DJs doing it right now for the Mixtapes Are Not A Crime USB Collection. A one-of-a-kind stainless-steel flash drive, laser-engraved with J.Period’s Mixtapes Are Not a Crime logo and packaged in its own jet-black, miniature flight case, designed by FLüD. The Limited Edition collector’s item ships August 15th and can be ordered over at J.Period’s site. Check the list of mixtapes included below.
- J.Period’s “Best of Q-Tip V.1 (Deluxe 12″ Edition)”
- J.Period’s “Best of Q-Tip V.2 (Sneak Preview EP)”
- J.Period & MJB “The Best of Mary J. Blige” V.1
- J.Period & MJB “The Best of Mary J. Blige” V.2
- J.Perioud & MJB “The Best of Mary J. Blige” V.3
- J.Period’s “The Messengers (Instrumental Collection)”
- J.Period, John Legend & The Roots – “Wake Up! Radio (12″ Singles Collection)”
- J.Period Bootlegs: Unreleased Remixes
Fresh off John Legend & The Roots taking home a few Grammys, J. Period releases the first single off his Wake Up! Radio mixtape (available now). Check as Black, Rakim and JL revisit the classic Eric B & Rakim original.
This was unexpected. Who says Thought isn’t the hardest working man in hip hop?
The EP was recorded live on stage during their September 26th performance , and features 30 minutes of Live J.Period remixes while Black Thought eats up every beat that J puts on. Thought rhymes over beats from Foxy Brown, Damian Marley, dead prez, Jay-Z, Snoop, Biggie, Drake, and more. “Put him over any beat, I don’t care what beat […] he can hold his own,” says J. Period of Black Thought. And the respect is mutual, “I came to do this just on the strength of J. Period saying ‘I’m trying to do this joint.’ […] I appreciate J. Period’s hustle. He’s dedicated and he goes in. Once he has a vision, he’s gonna see it through to fruition.” – OKP
Tracklist and link down bottom.
Skillz links up with Jazzy Jeff and J. Period for a mixtape celebrating the release of his upcoming album, The World Needs More Skillz (October 25th).
With an infamous history of ghostwriting credits for many of hip hop’s most famous MCs, lyrical legend Skillz is back to demonstrate the lost art of writing on the conceptual “Infamous Quotes.” With assistance from pop-culture icons like Will Ferrell, Katt Williams, Alan Iverson and Liam Neeson, and original production by Alchemist, Nottz, Jazzy Jeff & Don Cannon, “Infamous Quotes” provides the perfect forum for Skillz to illustrate what the world needs more of…
Tracklist + Download link after the jump…
Before he hits us with his new album (The World Needs More Skillz, October 25th), Skillz is dropping a mixtape with DJ Jazzy Jeff and J. Period tomorrow.
With assistance from pop-culture icons like Will Ferrell, Katt Williams, Alan Iverson and Liam Neeson, and original production by Alchemist, Nottz, Jazzy Jeff & Don Cannon, “Infamous Quotes” provides the perfect forum for Skillz to illustrate what the world needs more of.
Tracklist after the jump.
Artwork by Fuse Green.
Now this is dope…
With John Legend & The Roots joining forces to propel political songs like Ernie Hines’ “Our Generation” back into mainstream popularity, it was only fitting for J.Period to reunite the group that first sampled Hines’ on their seminal ’92 single “Straighten It Out”—artists from an era when hip hop carried its own social message—Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Back together on wax for the first time in 7 years, Pete & CL are in rare form on “Our Generation (J.Period Remix),” spitting conscious lyrics that remind us of hip hop’s potential to move not only our feet, but our spirit.
Good to see Pete and CL working together again. Let’s hope this time it’s a more long-term thing than a one-off like before.