With an impressive list of mixtapes under his belt, J. Period expands on the history of hip hop through the eyes of the DJ and breaks down how the mixtape is the last vestige of the culture.
About J. Period:
With DJ & Remix work for Grammy-winners Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Kanye West and Mary J. Blige under his belt, J.Period has become one of Hip Hop’s undisputed Mixtape Kings and most respected DJ/Producers. In 2009, his massive mixtape marketing campaigns for artists including Q-Tip, K’NAAN, and rising star Nneka earned over 500K+ downloads (over 700K+ total impressions), and have been widely cited among the year’s Top Mixtape releases. Praised by The New Yorker for his groundbreaking Bob Dylan remixes, and named one of “the world’s top DJ’s” by The New York Times in October, J.Period is currently featured in Activision’s blockbuster video game, DJ Hero, alongside a short list of DJ legends: Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jeff, Shadow, Z-Trip & DJ AM. As a producer, J.Period has scored several blockbuster film trailers (Universal’s American Gangster 2007, Fox’s Street Kings 2008) and video games (Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Motion 2008). And on stage, J.Period’s crowd-rocking skills have earned high-profile tour appearances with Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, P. Diddy and De La Soul in venues around the globe. Rising through the ranks of hip hop’s elite DJs, J.Period is undeniably one to watch in 2010!
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