The J.Period Live Mixtape is a one-of-a-kind, live, hip hop experience featuring award-winning, mixtape master J.Period on the decks and legendary Roots frontman Black Thought on the mic. Built like a J.Period mixtape, the Live Mixtape weaves in and out of verses, interludes, hits and exclusives, with Black Thought rocking the crowd throughout, showing clearly why he is widely hailed as one of the top MC's... ever. Since its premiere at Toronto's Manifesto Festival in September, 2010, the J.Period Live Mixtape feat. Black Thought has travelled to Miami, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, El Paso and more. Click to watch video highlights!
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.)
Watch highlights from J.Period's history-making "Live Mixtape" at the 2010 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, featuring surprise guests Group Home, Black Sheep, Nice'n'Smooth, DJ Premier leading the crowd in a Guru Tribute, and the stage reunion of Pete Rock & CL Smooth, performing their classic "T.R.O.Y." as a tribute to the beloved Gangstarr lyricist. (Video produced by The Manifesto.)
The secret surprise guests are always under wraps until showtime... In 2009, O.C. ignited the BK crowd with Crooklyn classics including "Time's Up" and "Crooklyn Dodgers Pt. 2" before a reunited Brand Nubian took the stage by storm and sent the crowd into a frenzy, performing hits like "All for One," "Slow Down" and "Punks Jump Up"... bu not to be outdone, Philly's Finest, the legendary Black Thought stole the show with a scene-stealing rendition of "Clones" and a freestyle over Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Go Hard"!
In celebration of Rock Steady Crew's 30th Anniversary, the J.Period Live Mixtape brings b-boy legends Crazy Legs & Fop Master Fable to the stage for a breaking exhibition, plus crowd hyping performances of surprise guests Keith Murray, and Jeru Tha Damaja, performing hits like "Come Clean," "The Most beautifullest Thing," and more!
For the debut performance of The J.Period Live Mixtape at Zune's Live @ The BBQ Event, J.Period made sure that Brooklyn represented to the fullest: legendary BK lyricist, O.C., Bucktown's finest, Smif'n'Wessun, and a surprise reunion of the legendary Crooklyn Dodgers -- Buckshot, Masta Ace, and Special Ed -- including solo sessions from each of the 3 legendary BK MC's. With a capacity crowd on hand for this all-day event, the J.Period Live Mixtape was inaugurated in style.