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J.PERIOD Presents… The Live Mixtape [RISE UP Edition]

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:30 PM

Hip Hop Culture

What does it mean to RISE UP?

J.PERIOD (Billboard #1 album for The Hamilton Mixtape) is bringing politically engaged music back to the mainstream with his new project The Live Mixtape [RISE UP Edition], a groundbreaking concert event that explores the relationship between arts and activism through the vibrant language of Hip Hop featuring some of Hip Hop's finest. 

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What does it mean to RISE UP?

J.PERIOD (Billboard #1 album for The Hamilton Mixtape) is bringing politically engaged music back to the mainstream with his new project The Live Mixtape [RISE UP Edition], a groundbreaking concert event that explores the relationship between arts and activism through the vibrant language of Hip Hop. The Live Mixtape [RISE UP Edition] re-imagines protest music for the modern era and features an all-star cast of Hip Hop greats including the legendary Posdnuos of De La Soul, Grammy®-nominated singer/MC Maimouna Youssef, politically charged duo dead prez, 1500 or Nothin founder Rance Dobson, and Grammy®-winning rapper Pharoahe Monch.

This event celebrates the release of The RISE UP Project, J.PERIOD’s new album created with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which brings influential artists together around social justice themes and community engagement.

We RISE together, or we fall apart. Learn more about RISE UP.

Performance Timing: Approximately 45-60 minutes, with no intermission.