Mon Aug 08, 2011 J.PERIOD x FLUD RELEASE EXCLUSIVE NEW "MIXTAPES ARE NOT A CRIME" LIMITED EDITION USB COLLECTION
TRUELEMENTS Music & FLüD Watches are proud to present the
J.PERIOD x FLüD “MIXTAPES ARE NOT A CRIME” LIMITED EDITION
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! (Click to view Press Release.)
As a special bonus, fans who order now will also receive
the exclusive “Mixtapes Are Not A Crime” Mp3 Giftpack FREE!
This secret stockpile of 8 unreleased J.PERIOD CD’s includes
a 5-song sneak preview of the forthcoming “Best of Q-Tip” v.2
feat. NEW tracks from Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & more!
Thu Jul 28, 2011 J.PERIOD, PETE ROCK, SMIF'N'WESSUN & DA BEATMINERZ RECORD MONUMENTAL MIXTAPE
This Monday, August 1, 2011, J.Period joins forces with legendary DJ/producers Pete Rock & Da Beatminerz (Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee), and iconic Brooklyn MC’s Smif’N’Wessun to bring fans a first-of-its-kind Live Mixtape, recorded LIVE ON-AIR on Beatminerz Radio (WWW.BEATMINERZRADIO.COM). Fans who tune into the 2-hour broadcast will also have the opportunity to submit questions and chat live with Pete Rock, Tek, Steele, J.Period, Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee.
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Thu Jul 21, 2011 J.PERIOD, QTIP, BUSTA RHYMES, BLACK THOUGHT AND KANYE WEST ROCK BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL
Fri Jul 15, 2011 J.PERIOD JOINS Q-TIP FOR HEADLINING PERFORMANCE AT BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY, JULY 16
Midway through a summer tour season that has included performances in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Houston, Las Vegas and more, Truelements Music is pleased to announce that the Mixtape Assassin, J.PERIOD, will be joining Q-Tip onstage this Saturday, July 16, for his headlining performance at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. The show, which pairs J.PERIOD with Q-Tip & his 4-piece band, will also feature a star-studded lineup of secret surprise special guests! Click here for more!
Wed Jun 22, 2011 J.PERIOD, RAKIM & THE ROOTS PERFORM AT PAID IN FULL 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT!!
Tonight, June 22, 2011, three hip hop luminaries join forces for a once-in-a-lifetime, live event, paying tribute to one of hip hop’s greatest albums. Live at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Café, J.Period joins The Roots Crew and the God MC, Rakim, to recreate Eric B & Rakim’s seminal Paid in Full LP in its entirety, live on-stage in two exclusive performances. With The Roots recreating Paid in Full’s musical bed, J.Period will play the part of Eric B., recreating all cuts and scratches, as Rakim and Black Thought trade lines from the Microphone Fiend’s classic flow.
Wed Mar 09, 2011 :: R.I.P. B.I.G. :: TRUELEMENTS RE-ISSUES MARCH 9 B.I.G. REMIXES IN HONOR OF BIGGIE'S PASSING. :: LIMITED DOWNLOAD ::
Produced & remixed by J.Period and DJ G. Brown, The March 9 Remix Project brings together both sides of B.I.G to pay tribute to one of hip hop's finest. Volume 1 chronicles Biggie’s dark storytelling with a collection of gangster tales over sinister musical landscapes -- crime-saga tales in the spirit of Scarface, King of New York & Menace II Society. Volume 2 delivers the other side of B.I.G.'s persona -- The Player President -- guaranteed to pack dance floors as only Big Poppa could do. Originally released in 2009, this timeless remix collection -- like B.I.G. himself -- truly stands the test of time. The March 9 Remix Project is over 80 tracks of exclusive remixes, including previously unreleased outtakes, 12” singles and bonus material, all paying tribute to Brooklyn’s Finest, The Notorious B.I.G. Promotional use only. READ MORE
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Tue Mar 01, 2011 :: NOW AVAILABLE :: FREE DOWNLOAD :: J.Period x Cornerstone Present "Pass the Torch: Rising Artists & New Heat for 2011"
Courtesy of our friends at Cornerstone, Truelements is proud to bring you a limited time FREE DOWNLOAD of the J.Period x Cornerstone Mixtape #134: "Pass the Torch: Rising Artists & New Heat for 2011" (sponsored by TDK).
Produced by J.Period exclusively for Cornerstone Promotions, "Pass the Torch: Rising Stars & New Heat for 2011" showcases a talented young crop of MC's rising through hip hop's ranks, each hand-selected by J.Period for inclusion on this tape. These stars-in-the-making (some already well on their way) include: REKS, Blu, Homeboy Sandman, Toronto's Shad, Nitty Scott MC, The Kid Daytona, Corey Gunz, Jay Electronica, J.Cole and more! Also featured on "Pass the Torch" are several exclusive new J.Period blends and remixes, featuring The Money Makin Jam Boys, Diddy/Dirty Money f. The Notorious B.I.G. & Ghostface Killah, Dr. Dre f. The Firm, as well as selections from J.Period's unreleased Big Pun/Jay Dilla EP, and the upcoming "The [Abstract] Best" Volume 2, a collaboration with Q-Tip due out later this year.
Check 1200squad.com for the latest Cornerstone releases and remember that "the DJ is the Cornerstone of Hip-Hop®".
Wed Feb 16, 2011 :: J.Period f. Black Thought, John Legend & Rakim :: "In the Ghetto (Wake Up!)" :: Digital 12" Now Available :: Click to Download ::
Hot on the heels of John Legend & The Roots’ Grammy-winning night, Truelements presents the first single release from WAKE UP! RADIO—an epic collaboration between Black Thought, John Legend, and the God MC himself, Rakim—“In the Ghetto (Wake Up!)” Produced by J.Period, this history-making digital 12” release pairs two of hip hop’s most legendary MC’s together on wax for the first time, with a soulful finale from R&B superstar, John Legend. Revisiting the themes of the Eric B. & Rakim original, “In the Ghetto (Wake Up!)” shines a new light on inner city life to reveal that some things may have changed, but even 20 years later, “nobody’s smiling.”
Thu Feb 10, 2011 Event Announcement: J.Period to DJ Roots All-Star Grammy Jam on Feb 12 in Los Angeles!
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Wed Jan 26, 2011 J.PERIOD & BLACK THOUGHT: LIVE MIXTAPE TOUR 1/26: OAKLAND, 1/27: PORTLAND, 1/28: SF, 1/29: EL PASO
J.Period & Black Thought hit the road for a 4-date mini-tour and the West Coast Premiere of the J.Period Live Mixtape!!! Catch the show... Jan 26: Oakland, CA, Jan 27: Portland, OR, Jan 27: San Francisco, CA, Jan 29: El Paso, TX. For more details, click here.
Fri Jan 07, 2011 EVENT PHOTOS VIEW HIGHLIGHTS OF MIAMI DEBUT OF J.PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT!
In their debut Miami performance, J.Period & Black Thought brought the house down at The Delano Hotel's Florida Room, one of the city's hotspots, with celebs such as Adrian Grenier and Miami's own DJ Irie on hand to enjoy the festivities. With J.Period dropping the needle on a back-to-back barrage of hip hop instrumentals from Jay-Z, Smif'n'Wessun, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, and more, the legendary Roots' lyricist showed once again why he is one of hip hop's most compelling live performers! Click here to view photo highlights from the event.
Tue Oct 19, 2010 NOW AVAILABLE :: FREE DOWNLOAD J.PERIOD & BLACK THOUGHT "LIVE MIXTAPE (ILLADELPH EDITION)" EP
Truelements + Lyrics to Go present the “J.Period Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)” EP — a first-of-its-kind J.Period mixtape RECORDED LIVE ONSTAGE at Toronto’s premiere hip hop festival, The Manifesto, Sept. 26, 2010. Starring legendary MC Black Thought (The Roots), the “J.Period Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)” EP features a 30-minute barrage of LIVE J.Period remixes with Black Thought ripping rhymes over new and classic hip hop hits, Roots fan favorites, plus a finale segment where Thought pays tribute to his favorite MCs by impersonating them (see: The Roots’ “Boom”). Available for FREE DOWNLOAD at http://www.jperiod.com/livemixtape, the “J.Period Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)” EP offers fans a glimpse of the Live Mixtape experience and showcases one of hip hop’s ultimate emcees over beats from Jay-Z, Biggie, Snoop, Damien Marley, Toronto’s own Drake, and more! Also featured in the download pack is an EXCLUSIVE, BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO produced by The Manifesto, featuring interviews with Black Thought & J.Period, plus stunning HD footage of the “Live Mixtape” in action.
Tue Oct 19, 2010 FREE DOWNLOAD TODAY!! :: J.PERIOD & BLACK THOUGHT “LIVE MIXTAPE (ILLADELPH EDITION)” EP (LIVE @ MANIFESTO FESTIVAL, TORONTO)
Truelements + Lyrics to Go present the “J.Period Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)” EP — a first-of-its-kind J.Period mixtape RECORDED LIVE ONSTAGE at Toronto’s premiere hip hop festival, The Manifesto, Sept. 26, 2010. Starring legendary MC Black Thought (The Roots), the “J.Period Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)” EP features a 30-minute barrage of LIVE J.Period remixes with Black Thought ripping rhymes over new and classic hip hop hits, Roots fan favorites, plus a finale segment where Thought pays tribute to his favorite MCs by impersonating them (see: The Roots’ “Boom”).
Available for FREE DOWNLOAD TODAY at:http://www.jperiod.com/livemixtape, the “J.Period Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)” EP offers fans a glimpse of the Live Mixtape experience and showcases one of hip hop’s ultimate emcees over beats from Jay-Z, Biggie, Snoop, Damien Marley, Toronto’s own Drake, and more!
Also featured in the download pack is an EXCLUSIVE, BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO produced by The Manifesto, featuring interviews with Black Thought & J.Period, plus stunning HD footage of the “Live Mixtape” in action.
Tue Oct 19, 2010 VIDEO :: J.PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT (LIVE IN TORONTO)
Watch this exclusive video of the “J.Period Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition),” including behind-the-scenes interviews with J.Period & Black Thought, and stunning stunning HD footage of the Live Mixtape in action! (Video produced by The Manifesto.)
Thu Oct 07, 2010 SKILLZ + DJ JAZZY JEFF + J.PERIOD PRESENT "THE LAST LAUGH (J.PERIOD DIDN'T DO IT! REMIX)"
No stranger to hip hop controversy, rap's most infamous ghostwriter Skillz presents "The Last Laugh (J.Period Didn't Do It! Remix)", the hilarious true story of a bet gone awry between Skillz and The Roots' drummer, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson. Featured on Skillz, Jazzy Jeff & J.Period's new mixtape, Infamous Quotes (available at: http://www.jperiod.com/skillz), "The Last Laugh (J.Period Didn't Do It! Remix)" is proof positive that no one puts a story into rhyme with as much skill and humor as the million dollar backpacker himself. Look out for his new album, The World Needs More Skillz, available October 25.
Mon Sep 27, 2010 FREE DOWNLOAD SKILLZ + DJ JAZZY JEFF + J.PERIOD PRESENT "INFAMOUS QUOTES"
September 28, 2010 :: Acclaimed lyricist and hip hop veteran Skillz joins forces with two of the world’s premiere DJs, Jazzy Jeff & J.Period, to present “Infamous Quotes” -- an exclusive new mixtape celebrating the release of Skillz’ upcoming album, The World Needs More Skillz (Oct 25). 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...
Thu Sep 16, 2010 EVENT RECAP J.PERIOD & BLACK THOUGHT "LIVE MIXTAPE (ILLADELPH EDITION)" 4TH ANNUAL MANIFESTO FESTIVAL
J.Period & the legendary Black Thought descended on Toronto’s Dundas Square last night for the jam-packed outdoor finale of The Manifesto Festival, a weeklong series of events, panels, and classes on hip hop culture. Performing the “J.Period Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)” for a crowd of several thousand hungry Canadian hip hop heads, J.Period flipped through Roots classics and served up block-rocking hip hop beats for Mr. Tariq Trotter to illustrate his place in the pantheon of all-time MC greats. Peep Okayplayer for a taste of one fan’s perspective: http://www.okayplayer.com/news/Video-Black-Thought-J.Period-The-Manifesto-Festival-in-Toronto.html More (and better) footage coming soon!
Mon Sep 13, 2010 FREE DOWNLOAD :: "OUR GENERATION (J.PERIOD REMIX) F. PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH!!"
J.Period & Truelements Music are pleased to announce a groundbreaking new mixtape collaboration with Grammy-winners John Legend & The Roots, in support of their politically-charged and soulful new album, WAKE UP! (Available on Columbia Records, Sept. 21). In the collaborative spirit of this history-making LP, the mixtape’s first single, “Our Generation (J.Period Remix),” reunites one of hip hop’s most influential and important groups… Pete Rock & CL Smooth!
Mon Aug 30, 2010 100K+ DOWNLOADS J.PERIOD + MICHAEL JACKSON + SPIKE LEE EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE
BKMJ!! 50k event attendees & 100K downloads = a lot of happy MJ fans! In case you missed the August 29 "Brooklyn Loves MJ" event, J.Period + Michael Jackson + Spike Lee "Man Or The Music (40Acres Edition)" can be downloaded at http://www.jperiod.com/mj!! Thank you to all the people who came out to celebrate at BKMJ in Prospect Park, Brooklyn and show some love!!
Above is the pic of MJ Crew: DJ Spinna, The visual strategist Fuse Green, Spike Lee and J.Period.
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Sun Aug 29, 2010 FREE DOWNLOAD!! J.PERIOD + MICHAEL JACKSON + SPIKE LEE EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE
J.Period & Spike Lee pay tribute to Michael Jackson with this Limited Edition mixtape, available exclusively at Spike Lee’s "Brooklyn Loves MJ" event TODAY, August 29, or online at jperiod.com/mj. Mixing Michael's classic hits with rare demo versions, remixes, and behind-the-scenes interview clips, J.Period weaves together an 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.
Wed Aug 25, 2010 ANNOUNCING :: J.PERIOD & SPIKE LEE PAY TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW MIXTAPE!!!
This Sunday, August 29, 2010, the mixtape world’s master storyteller, J.Period, joins Spike Lee & 40Acres.com to pay tribute to the music of Michael Jackson with a Limited Edition mixtape, “Man or the Music (40 Acres Edition),” available exclusively at the 2nd Annual “Brooklyn Loves MJ” celebration in Prospect Park’s Nethermead Field! Attendees who sign up for 40Acres.com will receive a FREE copy of the mix (while supplies last). For MJ fans unable to attend, a FREE DOWNLOAD is also available at: www.jperiod.com/mj
Tue Aug 17, 2010 SUPPORT KEVIN POWELL FOR CONGRESS :: BROOKLYN'S 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Presented by Marc Ecko, Veronica Webb, Steve Rifkind, DJ Beverly Bond and D-Nice, J.Period will be taking over the music for "Kevin Powell for Congress" Fundraiser in NYC. Special Guests include Marlon Wayans. (Star of the upcoming film on the life of Richard Pryor; star of Scary Movie, White Chicks, Requiem for A Dream etc.)
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Sun Jul 11, 2010 J.PERIOD ROCKS OKAYAFRICA LAUNCH EVENT W/ THE ROOTS, TALIB KWELI, BLITZ, BAJAH & D.E.C.
J.Period performed in front of estimated 20k people with Talib Kweli, The Roots and Blitz The Embassador on July 11 in Prospect Park Brooklyn, to celebrate the launch of Okayafrica! Check out the photos below:
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Wed Jul 07, 2010 J.PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE ROCKS BHF W/ GROUP HOME + DRES + NICE & SMOOTH + GURU TRIBUTE W/ DJ PRMEIER
Brooklyn Bodega & Mixtape King J.Period (MTV Top DJs / Official DJ Hero™) are pleased to announce another exciting edition of the J.PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE—an electrifying 30-minute DJ set featuring a TOP SECRET LINE-UP OF HIP HOP LEGENDS, live onstage for the 5th consecutive year at BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL 2010! Click here for the official announcement!
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Mon Jul 05, 2010 J.PERIOD JUDGES FOR "SHOW & PROVE SUPER BOWL" AT BROOKLYN BOWL
J.Period was one of the judges for the final event of Brooklyn Bodega's "Show & Prove competition! Featured DJ's include DJ Premier, Large Professor and Pete Rock.
For more info, click here
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Sat Jul 03, 2010 J.PERIOD HITS THE BAY :: SPECIAL PST LIVE @ YOSHI'S
On Friday July 2nd, J.Peroid hit the Bay Area for a special DJ set at PST LIVE @ YOSHI'S SAN FRAN, rocking the house Brooklyn-style with an exciting mix of hip hop, R&B & reggae, featuring J.Period's exclusive Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, B.I.G., Michael Jackson remixes and more. Resident DJ and homie Sake 1 was also on deck with a good crowd of people dancing all night getting ready for the 4th of July weekend!
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Sun Jun 27, 2010 JUNE 26: J.PERIOD SUPPORTS KEVIN POWELL :: COCKTAIL RECEPTION IN HOLLYWOOD, LA
With J.Period on the decks and a special performance by The RZA (featuring
Soul Mecca), campaign supporters gathered at the home of film producer Jeff
Bowler last night for a highly successful fundraiser to help kick-start
writer/activist Kevin Powell's upcoming bid for a US Congressional seat in
Brooklyn's 10th District. Notable guests including Marlon Wayans, Brandy,
and music industry luminary Steve Rifkind gathered with some of L.A.'s best
and brightest - businessmen, entrepreneurs, and activists - to lend their
support to the campaign, and hear directly from Kevin himself. Capping off
the evening, J.Period paid tribute to the late great Michael Jackson with a
special MJ tribute set! To learn more about Kevin Powell, please visit:kevinpowell.net
Sat Jun 26, 2010 FREE DOWNLOAD :: J.PERIOD'S "MAN OR THE MUSIC"
One year ago yesterday, the world lost one of its greatest--and most complicated--musical icons. Tonight, in honor of Michael Jackson, J.Period will be playing a special MJ tribute set at Kevin Powell's cocktail reception in Hollywood. For those unable to attend--or if you're just needing an extra Michael fix this weekend--Truelements is proud to re-present J.Period's Limited Edition "Man or the Music" mixtape, produced on May 25, 2009, in the hours after news broke of MJ's untimely passing. This stream-of-consciousness, 80 minute mix comprises some of J.Period's own personal MJ favorites, and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD
Sat Jun 26, 2010 NEWS :: J.PERIOD, MEET QUINCY JONES
Oh, what a night! Wednesday, June 23, J.Period and Truelements/Strong Arm publicist, Tasha Stoute were treated to an incredible Q&A with music legend and iconic producer, Quincy Jones, at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Hosted and moderated by KCRW's multi-talented Garth Trinidad, the evening featured Quincy's reflections on a lifetime producing for some of music's greatest icons, including Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, and of course, Michael Jackson. Sharing a moment backstage, J.Period made sure Quincy didn't leave empty handed. "Best of Quincy Jones" anyone? Hmm... Special thanks to Garth Trinidad for the invitation... and the introduction!
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Wed Jun 23, 2010 EVENT RECAP :: J.PERIOD @ ON THE ROX (HOLLYWOOD, CA)!
J.Period took over the turntables for a special guest performance at "On The Rox" in Hollywood on Tuesday, June 22nd J.Period spinned new and classic hip hop, R&B, reggae and exclusive remixes, guaranteed to get the party started... Missed it? More recap coming soon.
Thu May 27, 2010 CONTEST :: WIN A FREE "J.PERIOD BOOTLEGS" FI-HI FLASHDRIVE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
To show our gratitude for your support, Truelements will be giving away a Limited Edition giveaway (only 10 available!): a cassette replica 512mB flash drive packed with a preview of the forthcoming "J.Period Bootlegs" collection of unreleased remixes, blends and other goodies from the cutting room floor of your favorite J.Period mixtapes. Want a chance to win? Answer the following question:
J.Period Trivia Question: Which artist did J.Period DJ for in front of 20,000 people at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa?
Thu May 20, 2010 CLICK TO WATCH J.PERIOD ON BET's "THE DEAL"
J.Period on BET? Ohhh snap. In case you missed it, J.Period was featured on last night's episode of BET's "The Deal," with a series of exclusive interview segments throughout the hour-long video show. Host DJ Diamond Kuts schooled BET viewers on J.Period's lengthy resume in the DJ world, asking questions J.'s A-List mixtape collaborations, production techniques, and featured role in Activision's blockbuster video game, DJ Hero. Missed it? Interview footage is live HERE
For more info about BET's "The Deal" click here
Sun Apr 25, 2010 PRESS :: J.PERIOD FEATURED IN FOUNDATION MAGAZINE
Check out the full page article in Foundation Magazine featuring J.Period!
"A Jew and a Muslim walk into a recording studio. The Muslim rapper says he has an idea for a mixtape but he's not sure how to make it work. The Jewish DJ thinks he can help and together they create a genre transcending mixtape that won praise from XXL to The New Yorker. " ...
Tue Mar 30, 2010 J.PERIOD & RALPH McDANIELS "JUICY (MARCH 9 VIDEO REMIX)"
“It was all a dream...” Next up in J.Period & Ralph McDaniels' “March 9: Video Remix Collection” is an update of B.I.G.’s classic anthem, "Juicy,” remixed with Kanye’s “Flashing Lights”... another peek at the possibilities if B.I.G. were still alive. “Juicy (March 9 Video Remix)” is the latest installment in J.Period & “Uncle" Ralph's multimedia "mixtape" in honor of the 13th Anniversary of B.I.G.’s untimely passing. Enjoy additional "March 9: Video Remixes" at jperiod.com/march9 and look out for the complete collection on May 21, 2010, what would have been Christopher Wallace’s 38th birthday. Tune into http://www.jperiod.com/march9 for more "March 9: Video Remixes"... coming soon!
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Tue Mar 23, 2010 MISSED IT? J.PERIOD ON RISE UP RADIO 99.5 FM
Missed it? J.Period joined Rise Up Radio (WBAI.org 99.5 FM) on March 12. If so you can check the archive hereJ.Period played some special tunes from J.Period's discography, gave away some of his music and talked about his recent projects. Rise Up Radio is a youth produced social justice radio, streaming live every friday 9pm on http://www.wbai.org
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Tue Mar 16, 2010 NEW! J.PERIOD + RALPH McDANIELS + B.I.G "ONE MORE CHANCE (MARCH 9 VIDEO REMIX)!!
J.Period & “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels present the third installment of their forthcoming “March 9: Video Remix Collection,” a multimedia “mixtape” in honor of the 13th Anniversary of B.I.G.’s untimely passing. Episode #3, "One More Chance (March 9 Video Remix),” pays tribute with a re-imagining so true to the spirit of B.I.G.’s original, it is almost eerie... like a newly discovered relic of a bygone era. Kick back to this smooth, house-party classic and remember why... we’ll always love Big Poppa! Tune into http://www.jperiod.com/march9 for more "March 9: Video Remixes"... coming soon!
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Fri Mar 12, 2010 J.PERIOD & RALPH McDANIELS PREMIERE MARCH 9 VIDEO REMIX SERIES!!
J.Period & Video Music Box founder, the legendary “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels, present the "March 9: Video Remix Collection"—a collection of exclusive B.I.G. remixes set to classic videos, in honor of the 13th Anniversary of B.I.G.’s untimely passing. Slated for a full release next month, J.Period & "Uncle" Ralph will be releasing a new Video Remix every week in March, starting with Biggie's legendary "Flava in Ya Ear" verse remixed March 9 style. Next up is "Hypnotize (March 9 Video Remix),” combining another classic B.I.G. flow with a selection of old school club anthems... The result is timeless B.I.G. flavor. Tune into jperiod.com/march9 for more "March 9: Video Remixes"... coming soon!
Thu Feb 04, 2010 EVENT RECAP :: J.PERIOD HOSTS NNEKA ALBUM RELEASE PARTY IN NYC
For those that missed it, J.Period hosted and DJed and Nneka shined in her debut New York performance, performing Feb 2nd at SOB's. Fans packed the room for a sold-out show, as J.Period warmed up the room with an eclectic mixture of styles, from Sade's instant classic "Soldier of Love" to Nigeria's native son, Fela Kuti, to exclusive J.Period remixes. And when Nneka took the stage, it was well worth the wait! Singing along with Nneka hits like "Heartbeat," and chanting for political freedom on "Vagabonds in Power," the NYC audience offered Nneka a stirring welcome to the Big Apple... look out for more J.Period/Nneka collaborations coming soon! Want more? Check out what others have to say:
If you haven't listened to J.Period & Nneka's "The Madness (Onye-Ala), click herefor free download!
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Thu Feb 04, 2010 J.PERIOD & NNEKA LIVE IN NYC ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT @ SOB'S
J.Period & Nneka in NYC! Exclusive live performance by Nneka!! J.Period spins and hosts the official release party for Nneka's new album, Concrete Jungle, in stores today!! Cop J.Period & Nneka "The Madness (Onye-Ala)" here The single "The Uncomfortable Truth" , which named "iTunes Single of the Week" is now available for free download here
Below are the pics from J.Period & Nneka's recording session....enjoy!
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Tue Dec 15, 2009 NOW AVAILABLE :: FREE DOWNLOAD :: J.PERIOD & NNEKA "THE MADNESS (ONYE-ALA)"
New York, NY (December 15, 2009) – From fury to folly, overwhelming enthusiasm to complete rage – madness is a term used to describe an extreme state or extreme journey, which tends to leave the participant altered, sometimes forever. In an era of political corruption, fast paced technology, and what some may argue as a cultural renaissance, madness is sometimes the term that fits best to describe the state we’re living in today. It is the madness that speaks to our generation, and The Madness (Onye-Ala) that Nneka and J.Period present to the world on December 15, 2009. Utilizing J.Period’s unique documentary-style approach to the mixtape, The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a collection of new and remixed tracks from Nneka, the Nigerian born singer/songwriter who is quickly making her stamp on the US.
Tue Nov 03, 2009 VIDEO :: J.PERIOD ON "GOOD DAY NY" RECAP
In case you missed it, J.Period appeared on Fox 5's "Good Day NY" on Tuesday morning, during the 9am (EST) hour! J. spun exclusive remixes from his work with Talib Kweli, Mary J. Blige, The Roots and more, and dropped discussed his latest projects, including DJ Hero, his acclaimed colaboration with K'NAAN, and more! Check out the video footage!
Tue Oct 27, 2009 NEW :: DJ HERO NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES
On Oct 27, the highly-anticipated new video game DJ Hero™ hit stores nationwide, and we can't wait! With a roster of talent including Truelements' own J.Period, DJ Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, DJ Shadow, and DJ AM (R.I.P.), DJ Hero™ brings the DJ experience to life like no video game ever has. And like its blockbuster predecessor, Guitar Hero, DJ Hero™ is poised to turn the video game world on its head. We've been testing this game for over a week now and we are hooked! At last, a game that pays tribute to the originator of hip hop: the DJ. Check it out!
Tue Oct 27, 2009 MIX :: MOBB DEEP vs. GANGSTARR WATCH J.PERIOD'S 30-SECOND SNEAK PREVIEW VIDEO
In one of two in-game remixes created exclusively for DJ Hero, J.Period reps for the realest of the real New York hip hop, mixing NY anthems, Mobb Deep's "Shook One Pt. II" with Gangstarr's classic "Just to Get a Rep."
Tue Oct 27, 2009 MIX :: Q-TIP vs. BIG BEAT :: WATCH J.PERIOD'S 30-SECOND SNEAK PREVIEW VIDEO
After the success of J.Period's Q-Tip collabo earlier this year, DJ Hero asked J.Period to remix another Q-Tip song in the game. Tune in to see J.Period's in-game mix of: Q-Tip "Good Thang" vs. Billy Squire "Big Beat."
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Sun Oct 25, 2009 EVENT RECAP :: J.PERIOD, Z-TRIP & FAB 5 FREDDY AT PUMA'S DJ HERO LAUNCH EVENT
Despite intermittent showers throughout the day, DJ Hero fans packed the corner of Spring & Wooster in SoHo for Puma's official DJ Hero launch event Saturday afternoon, October 24. DJ Heroes J.Period & Z-Trip kept the crowd moving, with both fans and pedestrians gathering to watch and listen throughout the day. The event was open to the pubic, with attendees able to try out the DJ Hero game, get free DJ Hero promo goods, and of course, free J.Period mixtapes! Missed it? Check out the photos here Video recap coming soon.
Wed Oct 21, 2009 FREE DOWNLOAD :: J.PERIOD & TALIB KWELI NOISEMAKERS EP
Truelements Music & Peter Rosenberg present: J.Period & Talib Kweli “The Noisemakers EP”: 3 Exclusive New Remixes + Freestyles Starring Talib Kweli & Remixed by J.Period!! J.Period & Talib Kweli’s “Noisemakers EP” celebrates the latest installment of Peter Rosenberg’s critically-acclaimed Noisemakers series, went down on October 21, 2009 at 92YTribeca; a LIVE, in-depth, on-stage interview event with hip hop’s most notable personalities (past guests include: DJ Premier, Questlove, Q-Tip, and Raekwon)! J.Period & Talib Kweli’s “Noisemakers EP” also offers an advanced preview of J.Period’s top secret, upcoming mixtape collaboration with Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek) coming soon. Click here to download J.Period & Talib Kweli's "Noisemakers EP"
Mon Oct 19, 2009 PRESS :: J.PERIOD FEATURED IN NEW YORKER + ROLLING STONE
With nearly 150,000 downloads/plays already logged for J.Period & K’NAAN’s The Messengers Trilogy, it was only a matter of time! This week, The Messengers found its way music’s most prestigious publiciation, Rolling Stone, as well as one of the most prestigious publications in all of journalism, The New Yorker. Click here to see J.Period in Rolling Stone. Click here to see J.Period in The New Yorker.
Sun Oct 18, 2009 EVENT RECAP :: CORNERSTONE'S DJ HERO NYC LAUNCH EVENT
Thursday, October 15, J.Period held down the wheels of steel at Cornerstone's DJ Hero NYC Launch Event in downtown Manhattan. Some of New York's finest DJs, including Evil Dee, Statik Selektah, and more turned out to support the launch of this amazing new video game. Also click here to watch J.Period's Official DJ Hero Q&A, filmed at DJ Hero Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA! Photo by Hal Horowitz (http://www.halhorowitz.com)
Click here to watch J.Period's Official DJ Hero Q&A, filmed at DJ Hero Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA!
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Fri Oct 09, 2009 LISTEN NOW :: NEW TRUELEMENTS RADIO ON SCION & ITUNES
Hip Hop goes global on Truelements Radio this month, with the complete J.Period & KNAAN “Messengers” tribute to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan (including unreleased bonus material!)… a look at some of Africa’s best R&B offerings with Zap Mama and Les Nubians… an unreleased J.Period remix project with UK R&B singer Joss Stone… and a previously unreleased J.Period R&B mix recorded for South African radio! It’s eclectic month on Truelements… so tune in a zone out!!!
Tue Sep 29, 2009 :: BUY NOW :: J.PERIOD & K'NAAN "THE MESSENGERS" T-SHIRTS
Want to rep "The Messengers" out in the world? Show your support with one of these Limited Edition "Messengers" T-Shirts, designed by Fuse Green! All shirts are printed on heavyweight Hanes "Beefy Tees" for quality and durability.
Mon Sep 21, 2009 :: NOW AVAILABLE :: THE MESSENGERS (DELUXE EDITION) :: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY + UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS ::
Three weeks after introducing the first of their groundbreaking Messengers tributes, J.Period & K'NAAN present their final offering: The Messengers (Deluxe Edition), a long-play version of their epic trilogy, including previously unreleased bonus tracks and selected 12" singles. Taking hip hop fans on an unprecedented journey into the legacies of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, The Messengers has racked up over 85,000 downloads/plays in only a few short weeks online, making this mixtape a bonafide phenomenon. The Messengers is already being called “one of the year’s best albums or mixtapes” by top hip hop journalists, including HipHopDX.com.
Thu Sep 17, 2009 :: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT :: J.PERIOD JOINS ALL-STAR DJ ROSTER IN NEW DJ HERO™ VIDEO GAME!!
Hot on the heels of his groundbreaking new remix project with K’NAAN, J.Period is pleased to announce his role in the highly-anticipated new video game, DJ Hero™. With an unprecedented roster of talent including DJ AM (R.I.P.), DJ Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, and DJ Z-Trip, DJ Hero™ celebrates the best the DJ world has to offer, and affirms J.Period’s status as one of its elite class.
Mon Sep 14, 2009 IT'S HERE!!! J.PERIOD & K'NAAN VS. BOB DYLAN :: "THE MESSENGERS"#3: BOB DYLAN
J.Period & K'NAAN are pleased to present the third and final installment of The Messengers tribute to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan. Episode #3 celebrates America’s reluctant Civil Rights song leader and poetic voice, Bob Dylan. Dylan’s own struggle with his status as a “Messenger” is well-documented: he shunned the tremendous expectations placed on him during the 60’s, preferring to see himself as a songwriter rather than a social leader. Nevertheless, the impact of his music is undeniable and, over 40 years since Dylan’s arrival, J.Period & K’NAAN set out to show his continued relevance, both socially and musically. On The Messengers #3: Bob Dylan, J.Period remixes and re-invents Dylan’s music for the hip hop generation, while K’NAAN channels Dylan’s poetic voice with heartfelt and compelling lyrics. The result is an unprecedented and truly unique mixtape offering. The Messengers #3: Bob Dylan also features appearances from DJ Preservation and bassist, Brian Satz.
Mon Sep 14, 2009 LISTEN NOW :: NEW TRUELEMENTS RADIO ON iTUNES & SCION.COM!!
It’s September, time for Truelements Radio’s Annual Back-to-School Special… First, J.Period introduces the “Freshman Class,” a selection of the hottest new MCs and producers in the game. Next up: master class, with new tracks from some of hip hop’s finest MCs. Then, it’s “The Lesson” an exclusive mix of hip hop with a message. Finally, enjoy another exclusive preview from J.Period & K’Naan’s “The Messengers” mixtape, featuring a tribute to the music of Fela Kuti!
Thu Sep 10, 2009 BUY NOW :: LIMITED EDITION J.PERIOD & K'NAAN " THE MESSENGERS" T-SHIRTS
Want to rep "The Messengers" out in the world? Show your support with one of these Limited Edition "Messengers" T-Shirts, designed by Fuse Green! All shirts are printed on heavyweight Hanes "Beefy Tees" for quality and durability. Click here to buy
Mon Sep 07, 2009 FREE DOWNLOAD :: J.PERIOD & K'NAAN " THE MESSENGERS" EPISODE #2: BOB MARLEY
J.Period & K'NAAN are pleased to present the second installment of "The Messengers" Tribute to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan. Episode #2 celebrates Jamaica’s global emissary of struggle & unity: the great Bob Marley. Weaving Marley's life story with K'NAAN's own story of struggle, J.Period remixes iconic tracks like "Shot the Sheriff," "Stir It Up," and "Belly Full," plus Wailers rarities and early Marley recordings. Also features fellow Toronto all-star MC Kardinal Offishall, Steele (Smif'N'Wessun), Sierra Leone's Bajah (Dry Eye Crew) & Netic the Rebel (Game Rebellion)!
Fri Sep 04, 2009 EVENT:: J.PERIOD JOINS MTV BASE NIGHTS:: MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE PARTY
Starting from Thursday, September 3, J.Period joined K'NAAN's World Tour as his Tour DJ for nearly 2 months, touring South Africa, Canada, and parts of the U.S. J.Period & K'NAAN will be performing tracks from K'NAAN's latest album, Troubadour, and from "The Messengers"!
On the second night in South Africa, J.Period will be joining MTV BASE' 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards Nominee Party! Click here for more info.
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Thu Sep 03, 2009 NEWS:: J.PERIOD LEFT USA FOR J.PERIOD & K"NAAN WORLD TOUR:: SOUTH AFRICA, CANADA...
On Thursday, September 3, J.Period joined K'NAAN's World Tour as his Tour DJ for nearly 2 months, touring South Africa, Canada, and parts of the U.S. J.Period & K'NAAN will be performing tracks from K'NAAN's latest album, Troubadour, and from "The Messengers"!
Wed Sep 02, 2009 EVENT RECAP + PICS:: J.PERIOD & K'NAAN "THE MESSENGERS" PRIVATE LISTENING PARTY
Thank you to all of those who came out to support! On Sept. 1st, J.Period & K'NAAN celebrated their launch of J.Period & K'NAAN "THE MESSENGERS" at Chung King Studios in NYC. Press and VIPs were able to preview the entire track of the album "The Messengers" scheduled to be released on Sept. 22nd. Special guests included Steele from Smif N Wessun, Black Thought from the Roots, Dallas Penn, K-Salaam, Netic from Game Rebellion and Wyclef Jean.
J.Period & K'NAAN are pleased to present the first installment of "The Messengers," a tribute to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan. Episode #1 pays tribute to Fela, Nigeria's eminent musical activist and arguably the most influential artist to emerge from Africa this century. Fela grew to international fame with his revolutionary, political views and an innovative style of music called "Afrobeat," a genre he invented, combining soul, funk and African rhythms. Join J.Period & Somali-born MC K'NAAN as they pay tribute to Fela by remixing and reinventing his classic work on part 1 of "The Messengers." Guest MC's include: Zumbi (Zion I) & Bajah (Dry Eye Crew) from Sierra Leone.
Thu Aug 20, 2009 NEW PICS: CHECK OUT THE PICS FROM J.PERIOD & K'NAAN IN TORONTO!
Check out the pics from the Launch Party of J.Period & K'NAAN "Messengers" that was held @ HARLEM in Toronto, Canada. More coming soon! Check the pics here
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Tue Aug 18, 2009 FREE DOWNLOAD :: J.PERIOD & K’NAAN "MESSENGERS" 3-SONG DIGITAL EP!!
J.Period & K'NAAN present a 3-song sneak preview of their forthcoming mixtape project “The Messengers,” a tribute to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan, scheduled for release in 3 parts, starting September 1. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Mon Aug 10, 2009 LISTEN NOW :: NEW TRUELEMENTS RADIO ON iTUNES & SCION.COM!!
With sun shining for one last month of summer, Truelements Radio brings the heat: a special West Coast Edition of “Hidden Gems” (featuring gems from Dre, Dogg Pound, King Tee, MC Eiht, Above the Law and more!); brand new hip hop from J.Period featuring Black Thought, Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco and General Steele; Fresh from the studio: behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes and remixes from J.Period & K’NAAN’s “Messengers” mixtape (jperiod.com/knaan); and last but not least, an excerpt from J.Period’s special mixtape tribute to MJ, “Man or The Music” (jperiod.com/mj). LISTEN ON SCION.COM LISTEN ON iTUNES
Sun Jun 28, 2009 J.PERIOD MJ TRIBUTE RECEIVES 35,000 DOWNLOADS
Thank you all for spreading the love and appreciating the genius of Michael Jackson... J.Period's impromptu "Man or the Music" tribute to MJ received nearly 15,000 downloads in its first 24 hours online, and has now risen to 35,000 downloads...! Not bad for an off-the-dome mix created in a single night... to learn more, or download the mix, click here.
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Fri Jun 26, 2009 FREE DOWNLOAD :: "THE MAN OR THE MUSIC" A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON"
In the world of DJs, it is common practice to pay tribute to an artist the moment they pass. Biggie, 2Pac, Jay Dilla: stature grows exponentially the moment life expires, and once-critics praise genius once deceased. Artists become icons, and followers abound. As a DJ, I have always resisted the posthumous-tribute trend. Until now.
Last night, when I heard the news of Michael Jackson's death, I thought first about the man: damaged, bizarre, cartoonish, tragic. I sighed the way you do when a sad story comes to an end.
But then I turned on his music. Song after song, album after album - like listening for the first time - and I was floored. Years of tabloid gossip, freakshow antics and facial reconstruction may have poisoned our perception of the man... but nothing can poison this music. And it occurred to me, more than anything else, that will define the legacy of Michael Jackson.
In the history of music's bizarre personalities and tragic stories, no artist's music will ever eclipse the perversity of the man quite like Michael Jackson. Our love of Kanye can only survive so many ego-rants. Not even R.Kelly's brilliant songwriting can outshine his extra-curricular activities forever. But no matter what Michael Jackson did during his life, nothing could change the way we feel about his music.
So today, in an unprecedented move, I join the ranks of what will undoubtedly be 8 million DJ tributes with my own Michael Jackson tribute, entitled "Man or the Music." It is no "greatest hits," no "best of" mix like J.Period fans have come to know. It is simply a stream-of-consciousness mix of my own personal favorite Michael Jackson records, plus some unreleased rarities and demo versions of MJ classics. No matter what you think of the man, I hope you enjoy the music.
Thu Jun 25, 2009 FREE DOWNLOAD :: J.PERIOD + BLACK THOUGHT "BK GO HARD (LIVE AT BHF09)"
J.Period + Black Thought (The Roots) remix "Brooklyn We Go Hard" LIVE on stage in Brooklyn for the "J.Period Live Mixtape" featuring hip hop legends O.C., Brand Nubian & Black Thought. Performed at the 5th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Saturday June 20, 2009.
Mon Jun 22, 2009 VIDEO :: J.PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE AT BK HIP HOP FESTIVAL!! SURPRISE GUESTS: O.C. + BRAND NUBIAN + BLACK THOUGHT!
Deyyyaaaaamn, people. If you missed it, all we can say is SORRY!! Saturday's Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival featured the LIVEST J.Period Live Mixtape yet, as J. brought legendary Brooklyn MC O.C. (Diggin in the Crates Crew), a re-united Brand Nubian (supporting Grand Puba's new solo album on Babygrande), and Philly's Finest, the big surprise guest... the one and only Black Thought, to the stage in the most memorable J.Period Live Mixtape yet!
Peep Part 1 of J.Period's Behind-the-Scenes video footage from the day of the show...
Thu Jun 11, 2009 VIDEO :: IN STUDIO WITH K'NAAN (LA) :: THE MAKING OF "THE MESSENGERS"
:: EXCLUSIVE :: Last weekend, J.Period hit L.A. for Game 2 of the NBA Finals and a studio session with Somalian-born MC, K'NAAN, to finish recording for their upcoming mixtape, "The Messengers"!! Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at this groundbreaking new project, featuring J.Period Remixes of 3 of history's most powerful musical messengers... Fela Kuti... Bob Marley... and Bob Dylan! Yeah, you heard right. Beware... the game is changing...!!
Mon May 18, 2009 NOW FOR SALE :: J.PERIOD PRESENTS... GRINDIN' V.2 (HOSTED BY OC)
With stateside record labels still stalling on the potential for licensed mixtapes, J.Period is taking the show on the road… to Australia! This week, in partnership with Sam Dutch and Australia’s Grindin record label, J.Period is set to release his first fully-licensed mixtape/album, entitled “Grindin v.2”. The album, an Aussie-exclusive, features new and legendary hip hop talent from around the globe, and is hosted by lyrical legend O.C. (DITC)!
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Mon May 11, 2009 VIDEO :: DE LA SOUL SPEAKS ON J.PERIOD'S [ABSTRACT] BEST MIXTAPE
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Mon May 11, 2009 VIDEO :: J.PERIOD + DE LA SOUL SHOW HIGHLIGHTS IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
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Sat May 09, 2009 RECAP :: FOLLOW J.PERIOD'S DAILY TOUR BLOG FROM AUSTRALIA
Fresh off tour and finally back on Eastern Standard Time, J.Period returned to New York this weekend after an incredible journey to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, and a jam-packed week of club, concert, radio and promo appearances. Brought out by Aussie promoter and Grindin record label owner, Sam Dutch, J.Period spent 8 days Down Under promoting his Aussie debut album, "Grindin Vol. 2," his recent mixtape collaboration with Q-Tip, and 2 sold-out shows opening for De La Soul's 20th Anniversary World Tour stops in Melbourne. Special thanks to Sam Dutch, C.J. (and Jai!), DJ Ology (aka $G!!), Kween G, DJ Mafia and Sneakerfreaker, Feit Sneakers (www.joinfeit.com), and Nike Australia for a duffel bag worth of free gear!
Tue Apr 21, 2009 NEW RELEASE + TOUR :: J.PERIOD AND GRINDIN RELEASE NEW MIXTAPE ALBUM, PREPARE FOR AUSTRALIA TOUR
This week, N.Y. Mixtape King J.Period departs for Down Under in his first Australian Tour in support of another first... J.Period debut overseas album release, "Grindin V.2"!! The mix, a showcase of artists on Australia's Grindin record label, features a groundbreaking mix of American and global hip hop, including NYC legend O.C. holding down hosting duties. J.Period's tour, which kicks off April 22, will take J. to 6 different cities in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne and more. The tour will also feature press and promo in support of J.Period's "Grindin" release, as well as 2 gigs warming up the crowd for hip hop legends De La Soul, also in Australia this week, and recently featured on J.Period's Q-Tip tribute, "The [Abstract] Best". Fans of J.Period's monthly Truelements Radio show, currently syndicated in Australia on CBS/Triple J Radio, will also be treated to a live, on-air mix this Friday, April 24! For more information, click here!
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 VIDEO :: ZION I GEEK TO THE BEAT VIDEO FEATURED ON KANYE WEST'S BLOG
Check out the latest from J.Period & Truelements family homies Zion I... "Geek to the Beat," featured on Kanye's blog! This video is DOOOOOOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wed Apr 08, 2009 LISTEN NOW :: NEW TRUELEMENTS RADIO ON iTUNES & SCION.COM!!
With over a quarter of a million downloads/listens for J.Period’s recent collaboration with Q-Tip (The [Abstract] Best available at: www.jperiod.com/q-tip ), Truelements has caught the attention of a new generation of hip hop fans, hungry for some substance. This month, Truelements Radio digs deeper into J.Period’s crates for a lesson on the Real: exclusive selections from 5 of J.Period’s award-winning mixtape collections… J.Period & G. Brown’s March 9: B.I.G. Tribute, J.Period & Kanye West’s Official GOOD Music Mixtape, C.L. Smooth: Man on Fire, The Isley Brothers: Remixed, The Best of Nas, and MTV 10 Best selection, The Best of Lauryn Hill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 :: FREE DOWNLOAD :: MARCH 9/09: B.I.G. TRIBUTE. THE COMPLETE COLLECTION.
Produced over the course of 2 years by J.Period and DJ G. Brown, March 9/09: The Complete Collection brings together both sides of B.I.G. in one of the illest Biggie remix projects ever produced. Volume 1 chronicles Biggie’s dark storytelling with a collection of gangster tales over sinister musical landscapes—crime-saga tales in the spirit of Scarface, King of New York & Menace II Society. Volume 2 delivers the other side of B.I.G.'s persona--The Player President--guaranteed to pack dance floors as only Big Poppa could do. Released today as a Limited Time Only Free Download at http://www.jperiod.com/march909March 9/09: The Complete Collection is over 80 tracks of exclusive remixes, including previously unreleased, outtakes, 12” singles and bonus material, all paying tribute to Brooklyn’s Finest, The Notorious B.I.G.
- March 9: B.I.G. Tribute, Vol. 1
- March 9: B.I.G. Tribute, Vol. 2
- March 9 12” Singles
- March 9 DJ Radio Edits
Mon Mar 09, 2009 CHECK OUT NEW TRUELEMENTS RADIO! SPECIAL GUEST: MARY J. BLIGE!
After hordes of requests from J.Period mixtape fans, Truelements Radio is pleased to announce that, this month, we will feature the critically-acclaimed – and previously unreleased – Best of Mary J. Blige Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 mixes in their entirely, filled with unreleased remixes, exclusives, guest appearances, interviews and more. Although this project never saw the light of day as a mixtape, fans of J.Period and MJB can tune in all month long to get their fix of Mary J. classics, exclusives, remixes and personal interviews with the Queen of Hip Hop-Soul herself, MJB. This segment is ONLY available here, only this month, so tune in!
Fri Feb 13, 2009 :: NEW FREE DOWNLOAD :: J.PERIOD F. TALIB KWELI AND QUESTLOVE: YOUTHFUL EXPRESSION (Q-TIP TRIBUTE MIX)
J.Period presents the latest 12" single release from "The [Abstract] Best"... J.Period f. Talib Kweli, ?uestlove, and The Randy Watson Experience "Youthful Expression 09 (Q-Tip Tribute Remix)"! Native Tongue decendant Talib Kweli spits FIRE over a live arrangement of Tribe's classic "Youthful Expression" by Roots drummer ?uestlove! Click here for FREE DOWNLOAD. "Kweli is back again... you can like rap again..."
Tue Feb 10, 2009 OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR BEST OF Q-TIP CRASHES JPERIOD.COM SERVERS. 15K REQUESTS IN FIRST 15 MINUTES!
In only 15 minutes after blasts went out, JPeriod.com crashed due to overwhelming demand. According to Dreamhost statistics, there were nearly 15K download requests in the first 10-15 minutes and an average of nearly 40 requests PER SECOND at the peak of this frenzy. New alternate download links are popping up continuously... here are a few:
Mon Feb 09, 2009 J.PERIOD F. CONSEQUENCE & KID CUDI "BUGGIN OUT 2009 "!! :: DOWNLOAD ::
J.Period brings another sneek peek banger from "The [Abstract] Best" mixtape, available tomorrow Feb 10 at www.jperiod.com..... Kanye labelmates and G.O.O.D. Music representatives, Consequence and Kid Cudi spit fire on Tribe's classic "Buggin Out"... featured on tomorrow's release The [Abstract] Best, Vol. 1!!! Enjoy!!
Click here to download
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Sun Feb 08, 2009 NATIVE TONGUE REUNION! LISTEN TO TRUELEMENTS RADIO FOR A SPECIAL BEST OF Q-TIP SNEEK PEEK + UNRELEASED REMIXES & OUTTAKES!!
Native Tongue Reunion!!! This month, Truelements Radio announces a star-studded guest list as hip hop legends De La Soul & Q-Tip both stop by for exclusive interviews to celebrate the release of J.Period’s "Best of Q-Tip" project—an incredible new mixtape featuring exclusive new material from Q-Tip, De La Soul, Black Sheep, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Skillz, Blu, Zion I and more!!! As part of a special Truelements Radio exclusive, J.Period will also premiere unreleased Tribe Called Quest records from the vault that have never been heard before…!!! Fans of true hip hop will not want to miss this, and any fans too young to remember the Native Tongue movement should listen in for an education in the best that hip hop has to offer…
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Thu Feb 05, 2009 EXCURSIONS RECEIVES 25k DOWNLOADS
As news of J.Period & De La Soul's historic collaboration hit the Net, so began an onslaught of downloads and blogging, including a combined 25,000 downloads from various sites, blogs and file-sharing services. And that's just the beginning! With the tracklist for J.Period's "The [Abstract] Best" set to release on Monday, Feb 9, and the full mix available for FREE download of Tuesday, Feb 10, something tells us this is only the beginning.... Google "J.Period De La Soul Excursions" for a taste of the buzz!
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Mon Feb 02, 2009 BEST OF Q-TIP DROPS FEB 10!
Yes, it's true! After nearly 2 and 1/2 months of work, the moment of truth is almost here... J.Period has finally announced a release date for the highly-anticipated "Best of Q-Tip" project...!!! The mixtape, which has now turned into a 2CD collection, will be released in installments, starting with J.Period's exclusive new track with De La Soul (a tribute to Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest) on this Tuesday Feb 3.... followed by the release of The "Best of Q-Tip" Vol. 1 on Tuesday, Feb 10. J.Period has also just announced that he will be releasing an exclusive Limited Edition line of "Best of Q-Tip" T-Shirts, designed by Fuse Green... as well as a Limited Edition Series 2 Flash Drive, available with extended bonus material, out-takes, interviews and more!!! More to come... check back here!
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 JINTROVERT INTERVIEWS J.PERIOD
Jintrovert.com interviews J.Period! J.Period talks about truelements radio on Scion.com & iTunes, production on Tony Hawk/Nintendo DS, background stories of Q-Tip Collaboration. making of Lauryn Hill Double CD, Biggie Tribute, upcoming projects among many others!!
Homeboy Sandman says: "i've never seen any interview that gives as much insight into his work and selection process"...
Check it out!
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Thu Jan 08, 2009 LISTEN TO J.PERIOD'S TRUELEMENTS RADIO! SPECIAL GUEST: BLU & EXILE
Fresh for 09 suckaz!!! Truelements Radio kicks off the new year with a bang as J.Period brings you 3 hours of brand new exclusives to celebrate the brand new year, plus a January Free-For-All filled with tons of free giveaways for our listeners!!! First up: a sneak peak at J.Period’s forthcoming “Best of Q-Tip” mixtape, hosted by The Abstract himself. Next: brand new hip hop from current kings Nas, Jay-Z and Ludacris, plus rising stars, Joell Ortiz, Homeboy Sandman, Blu, Exile and Mainframe. Not enough? Join J.Period on a trip around the globe for a preview of “Grindin Vol. 2,” J.Period’s forthcoming Australian release, featuring hip hop from around the world. After that, rising DJ/producer Exile laces Truelements with a brand new, exclusive mix. And if that ain’t enough, J.Period sits down for exclusive interviews with Blu & Exile—widely acclaimed as among the best and brightest of hip hop’s future—plus producer Mainframe (Johnson & Johnson)! Damn!
Wed Dec 17, 2008 WIN FREE TONY HAWK’S MOTION GAME! SOUNDTRACK BY J.PERIOD!
Log on to http://www.jperiod.com/tonyhawktrivia/ for a chance to win a FREE copy of Activision’s new Tony Hawk’s Motion for Nintendo DS, featuring an exclusive soundtrack produced by J.Period!! Tony Hawk’s Motion is only available for Nintendo DS and features Nintendo’s exciting new Accelerometer technology, allowing gamers to steer by tilting the DS unit itself. Answer 5 Tony Hawk/J.Period trivia questions and win 1 of 10 FREE autographed copies of the game… just in time for the holidays!!
Fri Dec 12, 2008 FREE DOWNLOAD!! LISTEN TO J.PERIOD'S DJ PREMIER TRIBUTE FROM NOISEMAKERS EVENT
For all those who could not be in attendance, Peter Rosenberg’s first installment of “Noisemakers” featuring DJ Premier was a night to remember. With live band Igmar Thomas & The Cypher making mincemeat of a laundry list of classic Premier beats—plus turntablist Rob Swift recreating classic Primo scratches live!—the night got off to a great start. Host Cipha Sounds warmed things up with his own story of being inspired by Premier at a young age—a recurring theme throughout the night from all the hip hop artists in attendance. As the lights dimmed, J.Period’s exclusive Primo tribute mix (1 of 2 created for the show) flipped through highlights of a career that has set the standard for what a hip hop producer should be, including tracks from Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z and more. But nothing could prepare the crowd for what followed: an intimate sit-down between Peter Rosenberg and DJ Premier, with Primo sharing unbelievable stories from throughout his career, including behind-the-scenes tales of Biggie, Nas, and more. Video footage will be available soon, so check back here! In the meantime, Primo fans can get a taste of the event with a LIMITED TIME ONLY FREE DOWNLOAD of J.Period’s exclusive Premier Tribute intros…
Mon Dec 08, 2008 J.PERIOD'S TRU RADIO... BEST OF 2008... ON iTUNES + SCION.COM NOW!!
This month, Truelements Radio announces our 1st Annual “Tru Awards,” highlighting the best new hip hop artists, best songs featured on our show throughout the year, and of course, the best J.Period remixes and mixtape projects from 2008.
Sun Nov 16, 2008 J.PERIOD PRODUCES ENTIRE SOUNDTRACK FOR NEW TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME ON NINTENDO DS!!
// FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE //
New York, NY (November 14, 2008) – With Grammy-winning artists singing the praises of his remixes, J.Period has risen from producing mixtapes to scoring major movie trailers – a feat few other DJs have accomplished. In his latest venture, J.Period becomes the first DJ/Producer hired by gaming giant Activision to score an entire video game soundtrack. Commissioned by Activision Publishing, Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI), J.Period's soundtrack will accompany the latest release in the Tony Hawk video game franchise – Tony Hawk’s Motion, launching November 18 exclusively on the Nintendo DS™.
Sun Nov 09, 2008 BIG DADDY KANE 20TH ANNIVERSARY RECAP!!! JUICE CREW REUNION!
The incomparable Big Daddy Kane showed why he is one of the all-time greats last night in an incredible performance at B.B. King's, featuring J.Period holding down the turntables throughout the night, and a long list of special surprise guests. Back-stage was a who's who of hip hop icons, with Busta Rhymes, Nice'n'Smooth and more, all stopping in to pay tribute to King Asiatic. But the highlights took place on stage: Kane and Biggie's original DJ Mister Cee; a Juice Crew reunion with Marley Marl, Masta Ace, Roxanne Shante, Craig G, and Biz Markie, M.O.P, The Beatnuts, and more. In between acts, J.Period and host Talent kept the crowd hype, dropping hip hop classics to keep the sold-out crowd going crazy all night long. And backed by stellar live band Connie Price & The Keystones (also featured when Kane and J.Period toured for Scion in 2007) and both Kane's original DJ Mister Cee AND his current tour DJ Skazz Digga, Big Daddy Kane hit fans in the head with everything from Young, Gifted & Black to Raw to Ain't No Half Steppin. The famous Kane dance duo Scoob & Scrap Lover even took the stage to revive some of their old moves in front of a hype crowd over a thousand fans, including some of the Retro Kids front and center, dressed in godl chains and 88 high-top fades. Next time we better I see you rhymin all the lyrics if you're gonna dress the part! Mister Cee and the diabolical Biz Markie each tore the set down on the turntables as well, and J.Period & Skazz Digga kept the party rocking for over an hour after Kane's set, keeping the b-boys content. All in all, an amazing evening, and one to remember. Happy 20th Anniversary Big Daddy Kane!. Photos & Video coming soon!
Posted by J Period at 9:44 p.m.
Sat Nov 08, 2008 NEW TRUELEMENTS RADIO! SPECIAL GUESTS: SMIF'N'WESSUN + EVIL DEE. CLICK TO LISTEN NOW!!
This month, Truelements Radio celebrates the changing of the guard with our November Election Spectacular... featuring over an hour of conscious hip hop, exclusive J.Period “Politricks” mixes, and more! Since we record Truelements Radio in advance, hopefully we are prophetic when we say: Go Obama! But just in case politricks wins again, Kweli, Common, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane and others will soothe our pain with the best hip hop has to offer. Not to be outdone, Truelements also pays tribute to a legendary set of hip hop icons with another exclusive interview this month with Bucktown’s own Smif’n’Wessun & DJ Evil Dee. J.Period traces Bootcamp’s origins with behind-the-scenes studio stories, plus classic and unreleased bangers from one of hip hop’s best 2-man crews… ever!
Mon Nov 03, 2008 ALERT! J.PERIOD & Q-TIP "Q-TIP FOR PRESIDENT" EXCLUSIVE FREESTYLE!
J.Period and Q-Tip are excited to announce the release of exclusive single "Q-Tip for President" on the election day and the release of Q-Tip's new album "The Renaissance". "Q-Tip for President" is a reaffirmation of the best in Hip-Hop and a throwback to the elements that once made Hip-Hop a powerful vehicle for social and political expression. The track, which revives Rakim's classic of similar name, will be available as free download right here on jperiod.com!!!
Sat Nov 01, 2008 Q-TIP'S NEW ALBUM CAME OUT ON NOV 4!! CHECK OUT FOOTAGE FROM THE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY IN NYC!
Q-Tip's new album came out on the nation's historical day, Nov. 4, 2008. Check out the footage below. The event was held last Monday and included notable appearances from Nas, Large Professor, Talib Kweli, Estelle, Mark Ronson, etc. J.Period even showed up on stage to give Q-Tip a shout out along with The RZA, Consequence, Ali Shaheed, Amanda Diva and others...
In case you missed it… J.Period, EPMD, DJ Envy and a reunited State Property ripped it last night (Tuesday, September 24) at S.O.B.’s for Allhiphop.com’s “Breeding Ground” showcase. The night also featured rising acts like SkyZoo, Ya Boy and more. Special guests in the house included Keith Murray, Steele (Smif N Wessun), Jeru the Damaja and Charli Baltimore! J.Period held it down between acts, dropping exclusive remixes and previews from his forthcoming projects with Talib Kweli and Q-Tip! Big shout to the whole Allhiphop.com crew, including Steve Raze, Chuck Creekmur, and Grouchy Greg for putting this one together!
Mon Sep 08, 2008 NEW TRUELEMENTS RADIO SHOW NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES & SCION.COM!
This month, Truelements Radio moves from hip hop to reggae and back with a special September Soundclash in honor of Cari-fest, Toronto’s Caribana and NYC’s own Caribbean Day Parade! First up, Truelements pays tribute to God’s Son himself with a special Nas segment in honor of the release of his latest album “The N,” featuring new Nas tracks, classic hits and exclusive J.Period remixes. Next up: another episode of “Stealth Bombers” featuring the hottest up-and-coming emcees on the map, including Joell Ortiz, Termanology and more. And last, Truelements pays tribute to all our Caribbean listeners with a special September Soundclash featuring classic dancehall reggae, roots reggae and hip hop/reggae remixes. Big up all reggae massive!
Want to listen in iTunes? 1) Open iTunes on your PC or Mac, 2) On the left-hand menu, select "Radio," 3) In music genres, select "Hip-Hop / Rap," 4) Scroll down and select "Truelements Radio on Scion Radio 17."
Posted by J Period at 2:52 a.m.
Sat Aug 23, 2008 J.PERIOD'S TRUELEMENTS RADIO SHOW NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES
With a fast-rising listener base and syndication overseas, J.Period's Truelements Radio has been gaining steam for over a year. Now, we are pleased to announce that Truelements Radio has joined the official lineup for iTunes Radio!!! Haven't listened in yet? Now's your chance! Truelements Radio is the best place to hear all the latest and greatest - as well as classic and unreleased remixes - from J.Period.
New to iTunes Radio? Listening is easy: 1) Open iTunes on your PC or Mac, 2) On the left-hand menu, select "Radio," 3) In music genres, select "Hip-Hop / Rap," 4) Scroll down and select "Truelements Radio on Scion Radio 17." And just in case you can't figure that out, you can always tune in at: www.scion.com/channel14
Posted by J Period at 1:48 p.m.
Wed Jul 23, 2008 VIEW PHOTOS FROM BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL 2008
Click here to view more pics from the 2008 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival!
Posted by J Period at 12:54 a.m.
Sun Jul 20, 2008 NEW VIDEO! HIGHLIGHTS OF BKLYN HIP HOP FEST AVAILABLE NOW
In case you missed it, check out video highlights from the 4th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival held in Dumbo Brooklyn on July 12th!!!
Wed Jul 16, 2008 EVENT RECAP: BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL
Saturday July 12th - J.Period rocked his set at the 4th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY.
J.Period brought in some surprise guests, which included Jorge "Pop Master Fabel" Pabon and Crazy Legs from Rock Steady Crew, Keith Murray, and Jeru Tha Damaja.
Other performers included KRS-One, DJ Premier. Buckshot.
The event was hosted by Ralph McDaniels.
Posted by J Period at 11:23 a.m.
Mon Jul 07, 2008 J.PERIOD & G.BROWN MARCH 9 REMIX FEATURED ON HOT 97!!!
July 7. 2008 - If you were tuned in over the weekend you heard it: J.Period & G.Brown's "Hypnotize (March 9 Remix)" featured on Hot 97!! The remix, featuring classic breaks from Rakim's "Paid in Full" and Slick Rick's "Children's Story," was featured during Cypha Sounds' 4th of July Weekend Mixshow on New York's #1 Station for Hip Hop & R&B, marking the second time J.Period Remixes have found their way to the Hot 97 airwaves!
Wed Jul 02, 2008 VIEW PHOTOS FROM J.PERIOD'S LATEST SCION TOUR, FEATURING BLACK SHEEP AND NICE'N'SMOOTH
Click here to check out the photos from J.Period's Scion Tour with Nice & Smooth and Black Sheep!
The recap of the tour would be posted soon!
Posted by J Period at 5:44 p.m.
Tue Jul 01, 2008 TUNE INTO THE LATEST EPISODE OF J.PERIOD'S "TRUELEMENTS RADIO" NOW!!! FREE ONLINE 24/7 - CLICK TO LISTEN
This month, Truelements Radio drops the science on J.Period’s latest releases, as well as one of his most famous. For Episode #14, legendary ghostwriter and freestyle icon Skillz drops by for a full dose of mixtape flavor with a sneak peek at J.Period, Cannon & Skillz’s “Design of a Decade” freestyle sessions. NYC club king G.Brown also laces the set alongside J.Period for the sequel to their award-winning B.I.G. tribute mix, “March 9 Vol. 2,” paying tribute to one of the greatest ever with new remixes, blends and more. And last but not least, back by popular demand, Truelements Radio once again features J.Period’s most famous mixtape of all, “The Best of Lauryn Hill.” Truelements fans already know the science on this one, but if you ain’t heard it, you are in for a treat! -
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J.Period & G Brown rocked the house with a special one-night-only birthday tribute to the Notorious B.I.G., playing non-stop Biggie classics, rarities, exclusives and new March 9 Remixes… all night long! Special guests in the house include the Godfather of Hip Hop himself, DJ Kool Herc, fellow Bucktown representer Steele (Smi'n'Wessun), 106 & Park's A.J., and Allhiphop.com's team of reporters. Bottles were popped, SkullCandy supplied the headphones, and Industry heads hit the dancefloor for a change! Adding to the festivities, J.Period & G. Brown dropped their new tribute to the King of New York... March 9 Vol. 2in honor of the Born Day of The Notorious One.
Special Thanks to G. Brown, Lyrics To Go, Strong Arm Media, & Allhiphop.com, Skull Candy, Fusicology and the fine folks at Tillman's for a great evening!
Wed May 21, 2008 J.PERIOD & G. BROWN PRESENT THE ILLEST B.I.G. REMIX PROJECT EVER MARCH 9 V.2 - CLICK FOR MORE
J.Period & G.Brown have completed March 9 Vol.2
March 9 V.2 delivers the other side of B.I.G.'s persona: The Player President. Contains 34 tracks guaranteed to keep dance floors packed as only Big Poppa could do, including brand new remixes of classic B.I.G. hits, including "Hypnotize," "One More Chance," and "Big Poppa."
Posted by J Period at 3:49 p.m.
Fri May 16, 2008 FREE DOWNLOAD STILL AVAILABLE! J.PERIOD & CANNON PRESENT: SKILLZ "DESIGN OF A DECADE" THE 90s EDITION
J.Period & The Aphylliates’ Don Cannon (ATL Kingpin & Producer for Jeezy, Fabolous, 50 Cent and more) have joined forces with the most famous Ghostwriter of all time, Skillz, for a brand new mixtape guaranteed to make true headz nod like it was 93. So loose-lace your Timbs and bust out the walkman… this is "Design of a Decade."
Thu Apr 24, 2008 J.PERIOD STREET KINGS REMIX NOW FEATURED IN DOMESTIC TV SPOTS + INTERNATIONAL THEATRICAL TRAILERS!!
After premiering in International Trailers for Fox Searchlight’s recent release Street Kings, starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Common, and The Game, J.Period's "Break Down" remix is now also being featured in domestic TV spots for the film! The original version of the track was featured on J.Period & Game Rebellion's Searching for Rick Rubin, a hip hop-rock hybrid hailed as one of the top mixtapes of 2007 (Okayplayer.com). J.Period's remix adds new musical elements and arrangement.
Posted by J Period at 1:12 a.m.
Thu Apr 24, 2008 J.PERIOD ROOTS MIX AIRS ON SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO THIS MONDAY 4/28 8PM!
This Monday, in a special celebration of the Roots newest, "Rising Down," Sirius Satellite Radio will be airing J.Period's award-winning "Best of The Roots" mix on Hip Hop Nation at 8:00 pm ET. Visit Okayplayer for more on The Roots' "Rising Down"
Wed Apr 09, 2008 EVENT RECAP: J.PERIOD ROCKS PHILLY @ FLUID NIGHT CLUB
Saturday, April 5, 2008, J.Period & Tamir Z. Brown traveled to PA to hold down one of Philly’s longest running hip hop parties, Tasty Treats @ Fluid! With Philly fans showing their love for The Mixtape Assasin, J.Period joined resident DJ Mike Nice and MC Yameen for a memorable night, spinning classic hip hop, R&B and exclusive new J.Period Remixes! Big up to snapkracker for providing the flicks!
Mon Mar 17, 2008 TRUELEMENTS TV PREMIERES!! JOIN J.PERIOD FOR A VIDEO RECAP OF THE MJB WEEK FESTIVITIES...
Join J.Period & Truelements for the premiere of Truelements TV - a new series of video diaries available right here on jperiod.com - as we recap J.Period's "Best of MJB Week," a week of festivities in NYC Feb 19-23rd, celebrating the completion of J.Period's long-awaited "Best of of Mary J. Blige"! Guests include Talib Kweli, hip hop legend Dres from Black Sheep, and Questlove from The Roots... Check it out!
Posted by J Period at 3:55 p.m.
Sun Mar 09, 2008 J.PERIOD & G BROWN PRESENT MARCH 9 VOL. 2... R.I.P. B.I.G.!
One year after the award-winning March 9 mixtape (#4 on New York Magazine's "Top 10 Mixtapes of 2007"), J.Period & G Brown are back with another installment of exclusive new B.I.G. remixes on March 9 v.2! With Vol. 1 dedicated to B.I.G.'S dark gangsta storytelling, Vol. 2 showcases more of B.I.G.'s gangsta stories plus his Big Poppa persona ("true playa for real... ask Puff Daddy..."!). R.I.P. B.I.G.!
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Mon Mar 03, 2008 TRUELEMENTS RADIO ON TRIPLE J'S AUSTRALIA'S NATIONAL "HIP HOP SHOW" WITH MAYA JUPITER
March 3 2008- Mixtape master J.Period & Truelements Radio take over the Australian airwaves once again on Triple J’s Hip Hop Show! Paying tribute to some of hip hop’s greats this month, Truelements honors the passing of Big Pun, Jay Dilla, and Notorious B.I.G. with the premiere of 4 exclusive new J.Period “Pun-Dilla” and “March 9” remixes. Truelements also features the premiere of the “Mixtape Flashback,” a new segment on Truelements Radio showcasing J.Period’s award-winning remixes. This month’s featured artist: Lauryn Hill! And last but not least, straight from the streets of New York, Truelements has a brand new freestyle from the M.C.E.O. himself, Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli!
For more info, http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/people/j_period.htm
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Mon Feb 25, 2008 J.PERIOD FLASH DRIVE FEATURED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE!
Last week, Billboard Magazine showed J.Period some mainstream love with a prominent feature in their Cover Story on about artists using USB Flash drives as the next evolution of digital music distribution. Side by side with platinum-selling mainstream artists Matchbox Twenty, Barenaked Ladies and Jennifer Lopez, J.Period was the ONLY DJ featured adopting this trendsetting new marketing strategy. Although not 100% accurate (Billboard says that J.Period will be distributing his MJB mix on flash drives, which is not true), Billboard's article establishes J.Period as one of the DJ world's leading icons and strategists, paving the way for the digital age...
Thu Feb 14, 2008 "BEST OF MJB WEEK" CONCLUDES AT NOVO LOUNGE... BIG UPS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT!
Thanks to all our J.Period fans and friends that came out for "Best of MJB Week" to celebrate the completion of J.Period's epic "Best of MJB" collection. Many thanks to all our partners and promoters: Marcus Logan, Ant Demby, Kyra Caruso, Rich Medina, LTG, Talib Kweli, DJ Herbert & Cosi, Nicole Nelsch and D-Prosper, Allhiphop, hiphopdx and many many more! Special thanks to Skull Candy for providing giveaways and big shout to all our venues - Tillman’s, APT, Mannahatta, Canal Room and Novo Lounge - for helping J.Period and Truelements to celebrate
Photos and event recaps coming soon...!
Posted by J Period at 4:02 p.m.
Mon Feb 11, 2008 J.PERIOD REMIXES PREMIERED ON NEW YORK'S HOT 97!!
On February 10th midnight as Hot 97's "Real Late W/ Peter Rosenberg" premiered 3 exclusive new J.Period "DillaPun" Remixes in commemoration of the Feb 7 anniversary of Jay Dilla's birth and Big Pun's death. In honor of these hip hop icons, J.Period has created an exclusive set of blends featuring Pun verses over Dilla beats... soon to be available on jperiod.com! Click for more.
Thu Feb 07, 2008 NOW AVAILABLE: LIMITED EDITION 1GB J.PERIOD FLASH DRIVES!
The dawn of a new digital era...!!! Truelements Presents the Official J.Period Limited Edition 1gB Flash Drive for a limited time fully loaded with the COMPLETE J.PERIOD "BEST OF" COLLECTION. This HOT new digital storage device includes the entire criticially-acclaimed "Best of" mixtape series (Best of Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Lauryn Hill 2CD, The Roots and Isley Brothers: Remixed!), 3 Bonus Digital 12"s & exclusive J.Period Remixes featuring: B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, 2Pac, Big L, CL Smooth... and more! Over $100 in CD's, 12" Vinyl and White Label Remixes... for only $40! Offer while supplies last.
Mon Feb 04, 2008 WORLD RADIO PREMIERE! TRUELEMENTS RADIO PREMIERES ON TRIPLE J'S "HIP HOP SHOW" - AUSTRALIA!
Monday, February 4, 2008 J.Period takes over Australian airwaves with the world broadcast premiere of Truelements Radio International on Triple J Australia’s national “Hip Hop Show”. Triple J, a division of ABC Australia, is one of Australia’s biggest radio stations and “The Hip Hop Show” with Maya Jupiter is one of it biggest national hip hop shows! Premiering this month, Truelements Radio’s premiere episode features a special mix of J.Period exclusives, remixes, freestyles and brand new heat straight from the streets of New York. Featured artists include: Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Alicia Keys, B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas and more!
For More Info: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hiphop/default.htm
Fri Feb 01, 2008 NEW "TRUELEMENTS RADIO SHOW" NOW ONLINE AT SCION.COM/CHANNEL14!
Truelements Radio celebrates J.Period’s birthday (big up Aquarians!) with a hot new intro from Q-Unique and a look back at the best new music and new artists to emerge in 2007, including an exclusive set of J.Period’s Best Remixes of 2007! Other segments include an all-new episode of “What’s Good” featuring new music by Ghostface, Alicia Keys and Wu-Tang and a special extended episode of “The Breaks,” featuring classic soul originals. In honor of moving forward, Truelements also takes a look back at the mixtape that started it all, with an exclusive excerpt from J.Period’s classic “Best of Nas.”
Sat Jan 05, 2008 HIP HOP ICON Q-UNIQUE RECORDS ALL-NEW RADIO INTRO FOR J.PERIOD! THIS JOINT IS HOT!
Celebrating a new year (and global syndication for J.Period's radio show starting next month!), J.Period and hip hop icon Q-Unique have teamed up to create an exclusive new intro for J.Period's Truelements Radio show. With this new intro, J.Period becomes the third DJ – alongside only the legendary Tony Touch and Kool DJ Red Alert – to be blessed with an official Q-Unique radio intro!
As a longtime member of Rock Steady Crew and head of the legendary underground crew The Arsonists, Q-Unique has been a force in hip hop since the 90s, perpetually reinventing himself to remain one of the world's foremost voices in hip hop. He is currently at it again, joining forces with metal bassist Fieldy (of the world-renowned Korn) for a groundbreaking new project that can only be described as "Street Metal"! The album carefully combines extreme components of Hip-Hop & Heavy Metal, and features appearances and production from award-winning artists Clint Lowery and producer Polar Bear. For more on Q-Unique: http://www.q-unique.com or http://www.myspace.com/qunique. For more on Q's new "Street Metal" project with Korn, log onto: http://www.myspace.com/streetmetal1st.
J.Period & Q-Unique's new Truelements Radio intro premieres in February 2008, but for now, you can hear it at: www.jperiod.com.
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Thu Dec 27, 2007 TOUR RECAP: J.PERIOD INVADES SOUTH AFRICA FOR A 7-DAY PROMO, RADIO & CLUB TOUR!
With daily interviews, radio and TV appearances, gigs at some of South Africa's hottest clubs, and an exclusive private listening session, J.Period invaded Johannesburg and Cape Town last week for a highly memorable 7-day tour! ! J.Period appeared on Jo'Berg's biggest hip hop station YFM 99.2, SA's biggest urban station Metro FM, Africa's Channel O (broadcast to 52 countries!), conducted interviews with Y-Mag, Hype Magazine and more, all hyping his 4 live performances below:
Thu Dec 13: Exclusive Listening Session at Capitol Music Records
Fri Dec 14: Black and White Party at Black Orchid
Sat Dec 15: Moloko Lounge (Rosebank), Johannesburg.
Sun Dec 16: "MOVEMENT" at Zula Music, Cape Town.
At Capitol Records an Invitation Only crowd of 100 was treated to excerpts from J.'s award-winning mixtapes, followed by a Q&A session hosted by YFM's Lee, meeting with some of SA's local talent, including MCs Maggz, Morale, Landmynz, producer Omen, and local b-boy crews and industry reps. The following night, J. held it down at Fourways' "Black Orchid," keeping the crowd rocking to hip hop, R&B, reggae... but it was the following night at the upscale Moloko that J.Period stole the show. Rocking the crowd from start to finish with upbeat dancefloor bangers, J.Period showed his versatility and impressed the SA crowd with new and classic hip hop and R&B, rocking alongside hometown favorite DJ Waxy. Next it was off to Cape Town, where J.Period rocked a dancehall set at Zula Music, before taking a much needed day off to take in the local sights! 2 rounds of lost luggage couldn't hold the team back as J.Period and Truelements/Lyrics To Go Tour Manager, Tamir Z. Brown laid the groundwork for a steady stream of future J.Period visits to this growing hip hop market.
This was J.Period's first visit to Africa since performing as Lauryn Hill's Tour DJ at The Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg (2006)!
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Sat Dec 22, 2007 NEW AWARD!! J.PERIOD NAMED MTV TOP 5 DJs OF 2007!!
Fresh back from South Africa, J.Period has been named among MTV's Top 5 "DJs of the Year"!!! Expanding his repertoire to include original production, label deals, film scoring, mixtape maketing campaigns and remix work for Grammy-winning artists including MJB and Alicia Keys, J.Period has done it again! This marks J.Period 3rd consecutive placement among MTV's Top DJs of the year!
Sat Dec 08, 2007 SOUNDSLAM GIVES SEARCHING FOR RICK RUBIN 4/5 STARS
"[On "Searching for Rick Rubin"]... J.Period near-flawlessly blends Rick's Hip Hop beats, with Game Rebellion's live performances, while adding his own production to craft unique versions of familiar joints that hit hard each time you pop them in...."
Mon Nov 26, 2007 EVENT RECAP: J.PERIOD ROCKS SAN JOSE, CA (11/29/07)
Hitting up Cali for a brief weekend tour, J.Period tore down San Jose's Voodoo Lounge for local hip hop and lifestyle store Connoisseur 533. Mixing his signature Brooklyn style with some West Coast flavor, J.Period kept the crowd on the floor all night, spinning new and classic hip hop, r&b and dancehall reggae. In case you missed it... J.Period will be back in Cali soon! For more info,
J.Period was holding it down from 6-9pm in support of Upliftment Jamaica's charity event on Thursday, November 15 @ Cielo. Upliftment Jamaica's annual NYC Pre-Gala Cocktail Reception hosted by Russell Simmons, brought together toy donation, cocktail sampling, plus a special performance by 77Klash and Jah Dan. Moreover, there were appearances by Dr. Ben Chavis, Sway from MTV, Remy Ma, Styles P, to name a few. Lucky attendees were able to take home gift bags that included J.Period's free CDs. All event proceeds went to fighting poverty and improving living conditions in Jamaica.
To learn more about "Upliftment Jamaica", click here.
Wed Nov 14, 2007 SEARCHING FOR RICK RUBIN #2 ON ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S "MUST LIST"!
This week, J.Period & Game Rebellion's "Searching for Rick Rubin" mixtape is featured in Entertainment Weekly's "MUST LIST" as #2 in a list of "Ten Things We Love This Week," just behind the new Steve Carell blockbuster "Dan in Real Life."
Tue Nov 13, 2007 EVENT RECAP: J.PERIOD ROCKS BAILEYS GET TOGETHER WITH JOHN LEGEND!
EVENT RECAP: J.Period had the house rocking on Friday, November 9 @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC for Bailey's "Get Together with John Legend." Spinning a mixture of R&B and hip hop while Legend prepared to take the stage, J.Period amped up the crowd with new cuts from Kanye, Common and Kweli, classics from Mary J., Biggie and Rakim and more! Newcomers "The James Gang" hit the stage next, followed by rising R&B songstress Estelle, and finally the man of the hour, John Legend. Moving through crowd favorites like "Heaven Only Knows" and "Get Lifted," Legend and his band brought the crowd to a frenzy before closing with hits "Ordinary People" and "So High." Big shout to Bailey's and US Concepts for putting together this special event!
Posted by J Period at 10:03 a.m.
Wed Nov 07, 2007 EXCLUSIVE: J.PERIOD SCORES TV TRAILER FOR UNIVERSAL PICTURES' NEW BLOCK BUSTER AMERICAN GANGSTER!!
(10-22-07) - It's official!! Hot on the heels of J.Period & Game Rebellion's "Searching for RIck Rubin," J.Period has just landed an original track in upcoming TV trailers for the Universal Pictures blockbuster American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe!! This prestigious placement puts J.Period's track alongside Jay-Z's "Ain't No Love" (theme for Gangster's theatrical trailers) as the campaign's 2 official cues, and marks J.Period's first foray into film & trailer scoring.
Posted by J Period at 5 p.m.
Sun Oct 21, 2007 NOW AVAILABLE: J.PERIOD & G BROWN EXCLUSIVE MARCH 9 VINYL EP!
J.Period & G Brown Limited Edition Vinyl EP (Only 500 copies pressed!) of exclusive remixes from their acclaimed March 9: B.I.G. Remix CD is now available.! A must-have for true B.I.G. fans. Brooklyn stand up!
Wed Oct 17, 2007 NOW AVAILABLE: J.PERIOD & GAME REBELLION: "SEARCHING FOR RICK RUBIN" OFFICIAL MIXTAPE!
J.Period and rising hip hop/punk rock stars Game Rebellion breathe new life into classic Rick Rubin hits with this ground-breaking new remix project that combines LIVE re-recordings of classics like “Peter Piper,” “Mind Playing Tricks” and “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” with hard-hitting J.Period remixes for a “mash-up” unlike any other on the market! Featuring guests Jay-Z, Zion I, Jean Grae and more... This mixtape is the next level!!!
Mon Oct 15, 2007 NOW AVAILABLE: J.PERIOD & DIGIWAXX PRESENT "THE BLAST"! J.PERIOD EXCLUSIVES! FREE DOWNLOAD!
J.Period and online mp3-servicing powerhouse Digiwaxx announce "The Blast!" a new mixtape series featuring Digiwaxx-only exclusives. J.Period delivers a 30-minute set of exclusive remixes, blends and original J.Period productions featuring B.I.G., 2Pac, Nas, Jay-Z and more. Mix is now available as a *free* download right here on jperiod.com!
Posted by J Period at 3 p.m.
Fri Oct 12, 2007 NEWS REPORT: SNEAKER PIMPS SHOW
October 12th 2007 - Sneaker Pimps, the world's largest touring sneaker show, made a blast with its finale in NYC last Friday. J.Period took over the wheels, alongside Game Rebellion to showcase the upcoming release of the "Searching for Rick Rubin" mixtape, along with hip hop legends Slick Rick, EPMD, and Nas!!! The show also featured a large display of sneakers, sneaker-inspired graffiti, photographs, skateboards and more. If you weren't one of the lucky audience members to receive an advanced copy of J.Period & Game Rebellion's new mixtape, click here to order today!
Thu Oct 04, 2007 NEWS REPORT: J.PERIOD & GAME REBELLION SMASH SOUTHPAW, BK
Tearing the wheels off an ill mixture of hip hop and rock, J.Period tore the stage down in preparation for his first live collaboration with Brooklyn's Game Rebellion @ Brooklyn's Southpaw this past Sunday, Oct 7. M.O.P., Na Nillaz and Lordz of Brooklyn also shared the stage... Shout to Dan from Okayplayer, who tore it down on the bass! J.Period & Game Rebellion" mixtape "Searching for Rick Rubin" drops Monday!
Mon Oct 01, 2007 NEW "TRUELEMENTS RADIO" SHOW NOW ONLINE AT SCION.COM/CHANNEL14!
Tune into SCION broadBand online for the latest installment of J.Period's "Truelements Radio" today at http://www.scion.com/channel14. This month, Truelements Radio features a throwback tribute to the legendary Rock Steady Crew with excerpts from J.Period's collabo with JS-1 and DV-1 for the Rock Steady 30th Anniversary Mixtape, plus over 3 hours of additional breaks, funk and soul!
Mon Oct 01, 2007 NEWS REPORT- J.PERIOD & GAME REBELLION @ADIDAS ORIGNALS STORE
Oct. 20 2007-J.Period & Game Rebellion joined the celebration of Adidas Originals 5th Year Anniversary!! J.Period hold it down for 30 minutes, spinning some of the tracks from recently released J.Period & Game Rebellion Official Mixtape "Searching For Rick Rubin".
Joining Room Service & Brooklyn Bodega, J.Period held down the decks for Brooklyn at the "powerHouse's Brooklynites Celebration," spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, r&b, reggae, latin and rock music. "Brooklynites," a new photo book and gallery exhibit, features a collection of Brooklyn legends compiled by the great Seth Kushner and Anthony Lasala.
J.Period rejoins SCION residents and turntable tagteam Haul and Mason at their Los Angeles weekly party tonight, tearing down the house in an exclusive one-hour set from 12 midnight to 1am... be on the lookout if you're in Santa Monica tonight...
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 WATCH FOOTAGE FROM J.PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE!
Rolling Out was on the scene at J.Period's first "Live Mixtape" at the Zune "Live at the BBQ" event, August 4. Watch video footage and see interviews with Live mixtape participants, Black Moon, Smif'n'Wessun, O.C., Special Ed and others... Also, read the Village Voice's review, which cites J.Period's "Live Mixtape" as the highlight of the day!
Mon Aug 06, 2007 J.PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE PREMIERES WITH SMIF'N'WESSUN, BUCKSHOT, MASTA ACE, O.C. AND SPECIAL ED!!!
Saturday's ZUNE "Live at the BBQ" event featured the premiere of the "J.Period Live Mixtape," a one-of-a-kind live hip hop experience featuring a nonstop onslaught of surprise special guests. Bringing Brooklyn to its feet with an ensemble cast of BK legends, J.Period brought Smif'n'Wessun, O.C., Buckshot (Black Moon), Masta Ace, and the legendary Special Ed onstage for a historic reunion of the Crooklyn Dodgers! With 3 cameras on-site to record the proceedings, look out for footage of the first ever "J.Period Live Mixtape" coming to JPeriod.com soon!
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 J.PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE @ ZUNE EVENT... SURPRISE SPECIAL GUESTS!
Sat, Aug 4 in BK marks the premiere of the next generation of hip hop shows, the "J.Period Live Mixtape"... starring an all-star lineup of guest MCs guaranteed to make Brooklyn stand up!!! Thanks to Microsoft ZUNE, this concert is FREE. Other acts include Joell Ortiz, Brand Nubian, Large Professor, Cham, MIMS and more. J.Period opening set @ 3pm and J.Period Live Mixtape @ 4:30pm. Don't front, ya know we got u opin!
Sat Aug 04, 2007 J.PERIOD & GILYARD RELEASE EXCLUSIVE NEW T-SHIRT LINE!
Official J.Period T-Shirts by Gilyard?? Yes, it's true. J.Period and Gilyard Mfg have teamed up for an exclusive line of high-quality Official T-Shirts with artwork from the J.Period Mixtape catalog! First on deck, MARCH 9 and THE BEST OF THE ROOTS. Made of the same durable, heavyweight cotton as Gilyard’s other t-shirt lines, these tees are built to last – not your average promo t-shirts! Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes, in limited quantities.
Fri Aug 03, 2007 J.PERIOD AND CL SMOOTH "COME BACK" 12" VINYL AVAILABLE NOW!
After rave reviews for the first J.Period/Cl Smooth collaboration, the "Man on Fire" Mixtape, JP & CL are back with a Limited Edition vinyl piece featuring two new instant classic summer anthems, COME BACK and ALL I WANT. Tthis one-of-a-kind Collector’s Vinyl 12” shows why J.Period is one of the hottest rising producers, and why CL Smooth is one of the best to touch a mic! The Mecca Don is back!
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 THE SECRET IS OUT... J.PERIOD AND G BROWN ARE THE DJ'S BEHIND THE ILLEST B.I.G. MIXTAPE IN YEARS... MARCH 9!
Released anonymously in March in honor of the 10th Anniversary of B.I.G.'s passing, the secret is now out... J.Period and G Brown were at the helm! For those that don't know... March 9 chronicles the dark storytelling of The Notorious B.I.G. with surreal gangster stories over sinister musical landscapes for a murderous collection of gangster tales in the spirit of Scarface, King of New York & Menace II Society. Equal parts movie and mixtape, “March 9“ affirms Biggie’s place as one of hip hop’s darkest storytellers…
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Sun Jul 22, 2007 J.PERIOD RELEASES ROCK STEADY CREW 30TH ANNIVERSARY MIXTAPE
In celebration of the Rock Steady Crew's 30th Anniversary, J.Period joins forces with Rock Steady DJ’s JS-1 and DV-One to pay tribute to the 30th Anniversary of the legendary b-boys, The Rock Steady Crew. Hosted by Rock Steady icon Crazy Legs and packed with classic breaks and uptempo hip hop, this Official RSC mix is guaranteed to keep b-boys on the floor worldwide!
Happy 30th Anniversary, Rock Steady Crew!