J. Period


Given the Trumpian times we’re living in now the culture could use some up uplifting music with a revolutionary theme. Luckily J. Period and Jesse Williams decided to do something about it and with the help of some of the game’s most talented and social-politically conscious artists to create The RISE UP Project.


When Hip-Hop was at it’s peak as far as lyrical content and overall originality, Dead Prez were on a plane on their own as they were considered the voice of the revolution with their thought-provoking rhymes and pro-Black themes. Then came the mumble era.

 Jesse Williams and J. Period linked on a new musical venture featuring an all-star lineup of acts, all inspired by the EPIX network’s original series, America Divided. The project, titled Rise Up!, features the likes of Rhymefest, Xzibit and more.

Brooklyn-based producer and DJ J. Period has collaborated on projects with a list of Hip-Hop greats over the course of his career, including Nas, Lauryn Hill, Big Daddy Kane, Q-Tip and countless others. To commemorate a decade of putting in work, J. Period is joining forces with wood jewelry maker GoodWoodNYC and releasing a fresh, […]

J.Period will be releasing a brand new mixtape called Rage Is Back on February 12th, and the first offering from that project is a new spin on and old classic. 

Hip-Hop purists and nerds alike are sure to salivate over this new Black Thought freestyle over Nas’s Illmatic classic “N.Y. State of Mind.” Thought’s rendition is titled “Rage Is Back,” and it features the Legendary Roots Crew frontman displaying a wizardry with words on DJ Premier’s gritty beat. And if you’re wondering, yes… this is […]