James Brown

Listen To J.Period And Black Thought’s Birthday Tribute To James Brown

Let's get this week started properly, and, while doing so, let's wish a big ol' happy birthday to the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown, who would have been 82 years old this past Sunday.


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


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

#Jay Z

Common – “Open Letter Pt. II”


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)


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


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

Nitty Scott, MC 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)


In honor of what would have been MJ’s 53rd birthday tomorrow, J. Period teams with fellow DJ and MJ aficionado DJ Spinna 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 original Man Or The Music release.

Wake Up! Radio Mixtape

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


In case you missed the news, the John Legend/The Roots 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.

True Elements

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


Circa 2005, C.L. Smooth got with J. Period to release this Man On Fire mixtape, a collection of notable beat-jackings and freestyles.

The Madness



Trackstar put me onto “Walkin’” a collaboration from J.Period and Nigerian born Nneka.

Truelements Music

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


Preparing your listening materials for the 24-72 hours.

The Messengers EP

J. Period x K’naan – The Messengers EP


I could note how long I slept on K'Naan (||), his album Troubadour and the rest of his deep catalog.


J.Period – Man Or The Music Mixtape


No disrespect to your favorite DJ, but for my hard drive space, I'm only checking for soulful mixes from Jaycee, Neil Armstrong or this cat, J.

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