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J. Period



Biography

J.PERIOD'S RESUME BOASTS COLLABORATIONS WITH GRAMMY® WINNERS THE ROOTS, NAS, KANYE WEST, Q-TIP, COMMON, MARY J. BLIGE, JOHN LEGEND AND PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ON THE BILLBOARD #1 ALBUM, THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE.

His extensive roster of collaborators, combined with a visionary approach to musical storytelling, has earned comparisons to both DJ Khaled and Ken Burns. In 2018, J.PERIOD also earned a prestigious appointment to the inaugural Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council. “Make no mistake,” says DJ Booth, “as to the power of J.PERIOD’s impact and influence on hip hop culture."

As a producer and composer, J.PERIOD's work has been featured in EMMY®-winning films (The Doctor), flagship series (America DividedNBA Inside Stuff), and blockbuster film trailers (Universal Pictures' American Gangster, Fox Searchlight's Street Kings, Paramount Pictures' Terminator: Gynesis).

As Music Supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center, J.PERIOD's custom-curated soundtrack won rave reviews as the new standard for music in the NBA arena (ESPN). J.PERIOD also produced the Nets' opening theme song for their first two seasons in Brooklyn.

In 2018, J.PERIOD's groundbreaking performance series, The Live Mixtape (a star-studded Hip Hop mixtape recorded live onstage in one take, and now available on all streaming services) headlined at Sony Hall NYC, The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and was featured at The Roots Picnic. Other notable performances include: Smithsonian NMAAHC, SXSW, and "Art of The Crossfade" at Ted Talks. J.PERIOD has also performed as Official Tour DJ for artists including Black ThoughtThe RootsLauryn Hill, and Q-Tip.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/14/2019: J.PERIOD & The Live Mixtape ft. Mumu Fresh

Award-winning DJ, producer, musical storyteller, and Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member J.PERIOD presents his groundbreaking performance series, The Live Mixtape—a star-studded Hip Hop mixtape recorded live onstage in one take. Join us as he presents an exclusive edition of The Live Mixtape with special surprise guests as part of the Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Block Party.

Free timed-entry passes are required for this performance. To obtain a pass, visit Kennedy-Center.org/REACH.

Presented as a part of  the REACH Opening Festival.

Sept 14 - J. Period