J.Period

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J.Period
Also known as The Mixtape Assassin[1][2]
Born (1975-02-12) 12 February 1975 (age 39)
Origin United States Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, reggae, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, remixer, producer
Years active 1993-present
Labels Truelements Music(2000-Present)
Associated acts Zion I
The Roots
Lauryn Hill
Big Daddy Kane
CL Smooth
Website jperiod.com

J.Period (born 12 February 1975 in Los Angeles, California)[3] is a Brooklyn-based Mixtape DJ, remixer and hip-hop producer. He is best known for producing official mixtape collaborations with Q-Tip, John Legend, Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, The Isley Brothers and Mary J. Blige, and an "audio-biography" style that incorporates personal interviews with these artists into his “Best of” compilations.[4] His original production and remixes have also recently appeared in film trailers for Universal Pictures' American Gangster (2007)[5] and Fox Searchlight's Street Kings (2008).[6] In November 2008, J.Period became the first DJ/producer ever commissioned by Activision to score and produce an entire video game soundtrack—Tony Hawk’s Motion for Nintendo DS.[7]

Awards and accolades[edit]

  • 2003 – Elemental Magazine, Awarded Mixtape DJ Rookie of the Year[8]
  • 2003 – i-jonez.com, Awarded Mixtape of the Year (J.Period, Best of Big Daddy Kane)[9]
  • 2004 – Toyota/ Scion “Free Up Your Mix” DJ Competition, Awarded New York Champion[10]
  • 2005 – Source Magazine, Awarded Mixtape DJ of the Year[11]
  • 2005 – MTV, Awarded Top 10 Mixtapes of 2005 (J.Period Best of Lauryn Hill)
  • 2006 – MTV, Awarded Top DJs of 2006[12]
  • 2006 – Power Summit, Awarded Mixtape DJ of the Year[4]
  • 2006 – Allhiphop.com, Awarded Best Mixtapes of 2006 (J.Period, Best of The Roots)[13]
  • 2006 – About.com, Awarded Best Mixtapes of 2006: Runner-Up (J.Period, Best of The Roots)[14]
  • 2007 – MTV, Awarded Top 5 DJs of 2007[15]
  • 2007 – New York Magazine, Awarded Top 10 Mixtapes of 2007 (J.Period & G. Brown, March 9)[16]
  • 2008 – MTV, Awarded Top Street Albums (J.Period & G Brown, March 9: B.I.G. Tribute")[17]
  • 2009 – Beyond Race Magazine, Awarded Top Albums of 2009 (J.Period & Nneka, "The Madness (Onye-Ala)")[18]

Discography[edit]

Videogames[edit]

  • 2008 – Tony Hawk's Motion for Nintendo DS (Produced soundtrack for premiere gaming franchise)
  • 2009 – Dj Hero for Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii (produced a number of playable mixes for the game)

Film and television[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2002 – Zion I: Deep Water Slang (J.Period performs scratches)[19]
  • 2005 – Zion I: True & Livin (J.Period performs scratches)[20]

Singles[edit]

  • 2003 – Zion I f. J.Period: The Drill/ Flow (12”) - J.Period performs scratches[21]
  • 2005 – J.Period & Lauryn Hill: Best of Lauryn Hill Remixes (12”) (Vinyl Only)
  • 2005 – Fugees: Take It Easy (12”) (J.Period performs scratches)[22]
  • 2006 – J.Period & C.L. Smooth: Man On Fire Freestyles (Vinyl Only)
  • 2006 – J.Period & Black ThoughtRoots Exclusives & Freestyles (Vinyl Only)
  • 2007 – J.Period & G. Brown: March 9 B.I.G. Remixes (Vinyl Only)
  • 2008 – J.Period: Q-Tip For President (Exclusive Freestyle) (Single)(Free Download)
  • 2008 – J.Period: Primo Tribute Intro (Single)(Free Download)
  • 2009 – J.Period: Excursions 2009 (Tribute Remix) (Single)(Free Download)
  • 2009 – J.Period: Buggin' Out 2009(Tribute Remix) (Single)(Free Download)
  • 2009 – J.Period & Black ThoughtBrooklyn Go Hard (Live at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2009(Single)(Free Download)
  • 2009 – J.Period & Talib KweliAmbitionz (Exclusive Freestyle)(Single)(Free Download)
  • 2009 – J.Period & Talib KweliYouthful (Exclusive Freestyle)(Single)(Free Download)
  • 2009 – J.Period & Talib KweliCountry Couzins Feat. Bun B (J.Period Remix)(Single)(Free Download)
  • 2009 – J.Period & NnekaChanges (J.Period Remix) Feat. M-1 & General Steele(Single)(Free Download)
  • 2009 – J.Period & NnekaWalking (J.Period Remix) Feat. Jay Electronica(Single)(Free Download)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2000 – Beats from New York
  • 2000 – Elements of Hip Hop Culture
  • 2001 – Warr Uv Da Worldz: Drum’n’Bass vs. Hip Hop
  • 2001 – Sound Clash Vol. 1: Reggae
  • 2001 – Love Jones Vol. 1
  • 2001 – Live at DJ Honda’s h272 Vol. 1
  • 2002 – Live at DJ Honda’s h272 Vol. 2
  • 2002 – Introducing J.Period: 2CD
  • 2002 – Truelements Radio
  • 2002 – Dark Dayz
  • 2003 – Love Jones Vol. 2 Classic Soul
  • 2003 – Love Jones Vol. 3 Love No Limit
  • 2003 – Ecko Love Unlimited 2
  • 2003 – J.Period & Big Daddy Kane: Best of Big Daddy Kane (Hosted by BDK)<
  • 2004 – Sound Clash Vol. 2: Reggae
  • 2004 – In The Trunk: Heavy Bass
  • 2004 – J.Period & Nas: Best of Nas[4] (Hosted by Nas)
  • 2004 – Ecko Unlimitd Holiday Hook-Up (Promo Only)
  • 2005 – J.Period & Lauryn Hill: Best of Lauryn Hill: Fire & Water[4]
  • 2006 – Class of 06: G.O.O.D. Music
  • 2006 – Official Best of Isley Brothers(Remixed)
  • 2006 – C.L. Smooth: Man On Fire Freestyle Sessions
  • 2006 – J.Period & The Roots: Official Best of The Roots
  • 2007 – J.Period & G. Brown: March 9 B.I.G. Tribute
  • 2007 – J.Period, JS-1 & DV-One: Rock Steady Crew 30th Anniversary Tribute
  • 2007 – J.Period & Game Rebellion: Searching for Rick Rubin
  • 2007 – J.Period & DJ KL: The Blast (Promo Only)
  • 2007 – Tanqueray T&T Style Sessions Promo Mix, Mixed by J.Period
  • 2008 – Toyota Camry Magazine Promo Mix, Mixed by J.Period
  • 2008 – J.Period & G. Brown: March 9 Vol.2 Collector's Edition
  • 2008 – J.Period, Don Cannon &Skillz : Design Of A Decade Vol.1
  • 2009 – J.Period & Q-Tip: The [Abstract] Best Vol. 1
  • 2009 – J.Period & K'naan The Messengers
  • 2009 – Man or The Music: A Tribute To Michael Jackson
  • 2009 – J.Period & Nneka The Madness (Onye-Ala)
  • 2011 – J.Period, The Roots & John Legend Wake Up! Radio
  • 2012 – J.Period & Zion I Bomb First
  • 2013 - #RAGEISBACK

References[edit]

  1. ^ DJ J. Period: Extended Roots
  2. ^ All the Shows - South African Events,Gig,Festivals,Concert,Club,Expo,Comedy and Theatre Calendar
  3. ^ Billboard.com - Biography - J. Period
  4. ^ a b c d Cordor, Cyril. "J.Period – Biography". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  5. ^ Crosley, Hillary (2007-10-19). "J.Period Goes 'Gangster,' Ramps Up Mixtapes". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  6. ^ "J.Period remix featured in trailer for Fox Searchlight's Street Kings" (Press release). 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  7. ^ J.Period Produces Soundtrack For New Tony Hawk Nintendo Game!!!
  8. ^ Reviews & Press
  9. ^ Reviews & Press
  10. ^ Reviews & Press
  11. ^ Reviews & Press
  12. ^ MTVNews.com - Mixtape Monday Year-End Spectacular: Our Picks For The Best Of '06!
  13. ^ Features : AllHipHop Year End 2006: Part Two
  14. ^ The Year in Hip-Hop - Best of 2006
  15. ^ Mixtape Monday: Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Gucci Mane And More Make Our Best Of 2007 | MTV NEWS
  16. ^ The Ten Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes of 2007 - Vulture - Entertainment & Culture Blog - New York Magazine
  17. ^ Standout Street CDs and Independent Albums of '08- MTV NEWS
  18. ^ Top Albums of '09 (75-46)| Beyond Race Magazine
  19. ^ Zion I - Deep Water Slang V2.0
  20. ^ Zion I - True & Livin'
  21. ^ Zion I - The Drill / Flow
  22. ^ Fugees - Take It Easy

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