Kanye West x Consequence - "Hold On" (J. Period Remix) | New Music

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With Kanye West's blessing, mixtape DJ extraordinaire J.Period has put together a remix and unreleased tape full of G.O.O.D. Music material titled G.O.O.D. Music: Remixed & Unreleased. The first joint to drop online is the remix for "Hold On." Read more


J. Period - Rage Is Back | Mixtape Stream

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Los Angeles mixtape master J. Period teams up with author Adam Mansbach (of the brilliant Go The F*** To Sleep) to create a mixtape accompaniment to Mansbach's newest work Rage Is Back; which you can buy here. Read more


Common x J. Period - "The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)" | New Music

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Common's "I Used To Love H.E.R." is undoubtedly classic material, so anything remotely related to that song is going to grab attention. "The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)" continues where the Resurrection track left off and describes Common's current relationship with hip-hop music. J. Period provides production and "Next Chapter" features a healthy dose of scratching and mixing from the original with added guitar riffs and slow-nod drums.

This track will feature on J. Period's upcoming mixtape Rage is Back, which will drop on February 12.

 

 


Michael Jackson - "Wanna Be Where You Are" (J. Period Remix) | New Music

In case you didn't know (in which case, tut tut), today marks what would have been Michael Jackson's 54th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, DJ J. Period, who is best known for his mixtape collborations with the likes of Q-Tip, The Roots and Nas, presents his remix of The King of Pop's 1972 Got To Be There cut, "Wanna Be Where You Are."

The refix will appear on Period's Man or the Music Collection, a series of MJ tributes released in accordance with Spike Lee's "BK Loves MJ" events. Unfortunately, this year's event was cancelled, which means the compilation project has also been postponed until 2013.

Nevertheless, you can still stream the new mix below, and grab the download via J. Period's Facebook page.

Listen: Michael Jackson - "Wanna Be Where You Are" (J. Period Remix)

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J. Period x Black Thought - 'Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)' [EP] | Stream x Free Download

One day last week, I was having one of those slow days at my 9-to-5 and, to be honest, so was everyone in the office. Where most people spent the time discussing football and the chances of England winning Euro 2012 [Writer's Note: to which I chimed in "zilch, zero"], I spent the time trawling through my iPod for something new to listen to. I've got a tonne of music stored on my iTunes that I have yet to listen to or haven't listened to in a long, very long time -- mostly mixtapes.

As I trawled through the "compilations" under my US Hip-Hop section [Writer's Note: the Hip-Hop on my iTunes/iPod is split into US Hip-Hop, UK Hip-Hop, African Hip-Hop, Japanese Hip-Hop and New Zealand Hip-Hop -- yes I'm a David Dallas and Scribe fan], one particular joint that I hadn't listened to in over a year caught my eye: New York DJ J. Period's Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition) featuring Black Thought.

If you know anything about me, you'll most certainly know that I'm a huge Roots Crew stan and lover of live music. I have every Roots crew album, EP and official mixtape that has ever been released and I have twice seen them live and am currently planning to see them on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon later this year.

That being said, I'm pretty sure you guys can imagine how excited I was to see THIS. Bottom line: BLACK THOUGHT IS A FUCKING BEAST ON THE MIC and without a doubt one of the most UNDERRATED EMCEES OF ALL TIME (yeah I said it).

However that's not the point of this post.

The point of this post is to bring your attention to J. Period and Black Thought's heavily slept-on 2010 mixtape.

Every weekend I will post heavily underrated/slept-on and sometimes just old but revered mixtapes to share with you, our international SoulCulture loyalists. Call it our #SleptOnMixtapeWeekend.

So without further ado, I present to you: J. Period and Black Thought's Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition).

Back on September 26th 2010, mixtape don J. Period and Black Thought headlined Toronto's 4th annual Manifesto Festival. During their set, J. Period performed live remixes for the T-Dot faithful whilst Thought rhymed over every single beat. Thought spat gems over instrumentals from Foxy Brown, Damian Marley, dead prez, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Drake and a hell of a lot more.

The live mixtape, which originally came with a visual showcasing duo's stage destruction, behind the scenes footage and an exclusive interview with the gentlemen (see below), is 30 minutes long and includes audio from a past performance at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

Hope you guys enjoy the tape as much as I do.

Listen: J. Period x Black Thought - Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)

DOWNLOAD: J. Period x Black Thought - Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)


J. Period Presents: The Best of Muthaf#ckin Nate Dogg [Mixtape] | Stream + Free Download

Having put together some of Hip Hop's most respected and timeless mixtapes, J.Period is back at it again with his latest project The Best of Muthaf#ckin Nate Dogg, to commiserate the one year anniversary of Nate Dogg's passing. Read more


J. Period x DJ Spinna x Spike Lee - Man or The Music 2 [MJ Tribute Tape] | Free Download

Unfortunately due to circumstances caused by hurricane Irene, legendary director Spike Lee and his 40 Acres & A Mule production company were unable to put on the 3rd annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson party at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York in celebration of what would have been icon's 53rd birthday.
However, celebrated mixtape juggernaut J. Period and DJ Spinna hooked once again with the Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X director for the second instalment of their famed Man Or The Music mixtape tribute series. Man or The Music 2 is an increase step out from last years much talked about tape as it features some of the King Of Pop's rare, live and remixed gems along with never-before-heard MJ tributes from Erykah Badu, The Legendary Roots Crew, Stevie Wonder and many more [See below for full tracklist]... Enjoy!

Michael Jackson... Rest In Peace

Download... J. Period x DJ Spinna x Spike Lee - "Man or The Music 2" [Michael Jackson Tribute Tape]


John Legend & The Roots x J.Period – Wake Up! Radio | New Mixtape


Highly respected mixtape DJ/Producer J.Period has finally liberated the Wake Up! Radio mixtape he compiled with special help from John Legend and The Legendary Roots Crew. Read more


Download >> J. Period x Spike Lee Present: Michael Jackson Tribute Mixtape

On what would have been MJ's 52nd birthday, J.Period has mixed together a selection of Michael Jackson classic hits along with rare demo versions, remixes and behind-the-scenes interview clips in this "80-minute musical documentary that pays tribute to The King of Pop’s staggering catalog of songs, and reminds us why-no matter what you think of the man-Michael’s true legacy will always be his music."

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J.Period + Nneka - " The Madness (Onye-Ala)" (Free Download)

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Featuring guest appearances from heavyweights of all kinds, The Madness includes exclusive new tracks from Big Boi, M-1 (Dead Prez), Jay Electronica, Zumbi (Zion I), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship), General Steele (Boot Camp Clik) & Talib Kweli.

“What struck me most about Nneka’s music is that her story is so present in every song,” says J.Period, “The spirit and struggle of her roots in Africa, a sense of responsibility inherited from Fela, conflict and perspective gained living abroad in Germany. Her music is a contagious combination of genres and styles that just pulled me in right away. Artists who refuse to be confined to one genre are often considered crazy. Artists who follow their conscience are considered crazy. This is that brand of crazy: The Madness (Onye-Ala).”

A seasoned performer, songwriter and winner of the 2009 MOBO Award, Nneka presents The Madness (Onye-Ala) as an introduction to her first US album, Concrete Jungle in stores February 2, 2010 on Yo Mama/Decon/Epic. The album is collection of tracks detailing her personal experience growing up in Nigeria, the corruption and beauty found there and the universal themes of love, growth, and seeking the ultimate truths. The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a peek into the life and sounds of Nneka, as well as a tribute to the influence Hip Hop has had on her music.

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