J Period Wake Up! Radio
I’m getting to this a few months after it’s release but just in case you also missed it, please meet “Wake Up! Radio” by mixtape assasin J. Period. Building on The Roots and John Legend’s 5 time Grammy nominated “Wake Up!”, J. Period reinterprets the songs in his own 32 track mixtape that’s smart, complex and full of soul; literally.
J. Period takes hip hop and soul and uses “Wake Up” as the bridge that connects the two. He takes artists like Rakim, Common, Q-Tip, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, K’Naan and successfully marries them with artists like Nina Simone, Ernie Hines, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday and Issac Hayes. Wake Up! Radio is a perfect example of how mixtapes can be used as an art form to tell stories the original songs don’t.
Here are a few tracks to get you started while you download the entire mixtape here.[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/05/Epilogue-Wake-Up-Everybody-f-Mayda-Del-Valle.mp3|titles=Epilogue (Wake Up Everybody) f. Mayda Del Valle]
J Period Remix – Epilogue (Wake Up Everybody) f. Mayda Del Valle[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/05/People-Get-Ready-J-Period-Remix-Aretha-Franklin.mp3|titles=People Get Ready f. Aretha Franklin and The Roots]
J Period Remix – People Get Ready f. John Legend, The Roots and Aretha Franklin[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/05/Love-the-Way-It-Should-Be-J-Period-Remix-f-Nneka.mp3|titles=Love the Way It Should Be (J Period Remix) f. John Legend, The Roots and Nneka]
J Period Remix – Love the Way It Should Be f. John Legend, The Roots and Nneka