DJ Scratch, J. Period Provide ‘The Big Payback,’ A Tribute Mix To James Brown

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"The Hardest Working Man In Show Business" sees his music mixed by two legends.

#Jay Z

Common – “Open Letter Pt. II”

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Jay-Z caught flack for his ear-opening track, "Open Letter," but it sounds like he's leading the charge for others to air out their political grievances, both minor and major.

Rage Is Back

Black Thought – “Rage Is Back” (Freestyle)

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For my trapped in the ‘90s n*ggas, and everyone else with working ears that claims to love hip-hop, Black Thought is rapping over the “NY State Of Mind” instrumental.

Zion I

Zion I X J. Period – Bomb 1st Mixtape

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Zion I's warming up to release their next LP, ShadowBoxing next month, and they're giving us a freebie in the interim.

Tanya Morgan

Nitty Scott, MC – Doobies x Popsicle Sticks EP


<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/nitty-scott-mc">Nitty Scott, MC</a> probably has triple the amount of YouTube clips that she does MP3's so when she drops it like it's hot, we have to take advantage.

spike lee

J. Period, DJ Spinna & Spike Lee – Man Or The Music 2 Mixtape (Michael Jackson Tribute)

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In honor of what would have been MJ’s 53rd birthday tomorrow, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-period">J. Period</a> teams with fellow DJ and MJ aficionado <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-spinna">DJ Spinna</a> plus Spike Lee and his 40 Acres outfit to present a collection of rare, unreleased, live and remixed MJ music for the masses as a follow-up to last year's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/06/jperiod-man-or-the-music-mixtape">original Man Or The Music</a> release.

Wake Up! Radio Mixtape

J. Period, John Legend & The Roots Present – Wake Up! Radio Mixtape

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/the-legendary-a-film-about-the-roots"> In case you missed the news, the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/john-legend-the-roots">John Legend/The Roots</a> tandem were big winners of three Grammy Awards at the 53rd event for having the Best Traditional R&B Vocals, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album in Wake Up.


J. Period & Black Thought – Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=141322"> Somehow, I got wind of this release late but knew to be watching out for it today. Many forget <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/black-thought">Black Thought's</a> live performance abilities as the discussion of his placement among the top emcees gets debated.

Truck North

Skillz x DJ Jazzy Jeff x J. Period – Infamous Quotes

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=136544"> Even when presented with countless opportunities to take the sleazy Pop route out, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/skillz">Skillz</a> lyrical tendencies keep pulling him back in.

True Elements

J. Period Presents C.L. Smooth – Man On Fire: The Freestyle Sessions

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Circa 2005, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-period">C.L. Smooth</a> got with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-period">J. Period</a> to release this Man On Fire mixtape, a collection of notable beat-jackings and freestyles.

The Madness


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Trackstar put me onto “Walkin’” a collaboration from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/j-period">J.Period</a> and Nigerian born <a href="http://www.myspace.com/nnekaworld">Nneka</a>.

Truelements Music

J. Period x Big Daddy Kane – The Best Of Big Daddy Kane

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Preparing your listening materials for the 24-72 hours.

The Messengers Episode 3

J. Period & K’Naan – The Messengers Episode 3: Bob Dylan

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Fresh update & part of your Tuesday music via <a href="http://www.jperiod.com/knaan">J. Period's site</a>.

The Messengers EP

J. Period x K’naan – The Messengers EP

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I could note how long I slept on K'Naan (||), his album <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/03/people-like-me-review-of-knaans-troubadour">Troubadour</a> and the rest of his deep catalog.


J.Period – Man Or The Music Mixtape

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No disrespect to your favorite DJ, but for my hard drive space, I'm only checking for soulful mixes from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/06/prayers-michael-jackson">Jaycee</a>, Neil Armstrong or this cat, J.

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