The J. Period Live Mixtape ft.
The J.Period Live Mixtape is a first-of-its-kind concept: a mixtape recorded live onstage starring legendary MC Black Thought (The Roots). The night showcases Black Thought ripping rhymes over new and classic hip hop hits, Roots fan favorites, and a finale segment where Thought pays tribute to his favorite MCs by impersonating them with his spot on on-stage impressions (as on The Roots’ “Boom”). Imagine taking one of your favorite mixtapes from back in the day where the DJ selected a variety of classics back-to-back song-after-song, done live by J.Period and with Black Thought there to walk you thru. The chemistry between this DJ and this emcee is purely magic on stage giving all those in attendance a performance to remember. The back-and-forth chemistry on stage is truly natural, leading to their decision to take the energetic show on the road, already wowing fans in Los Angeles, Toronto and San Francisco. J.Period and Black Thought released a online download of the audio recording from their Toronto show, creating major buzz amongst fans worldwide, anxious for the act to come to their city. Tamir Z. Brown & Lyrics To Go Entertainment are proud to bring this dynamic show to Brooklyn Bowl for what’s sure to be a classic night!! Let's Get It, Let's Go!!!
Black Thought is the ultimate “emcee.” Ask anybody who is a fan of hip hop and chances are they will note that this man embodies what a true emcee is. Usually one to sneak under the radar when the “best of all time” talk comes up, Black Thought is not one to tell you how good he is, make videos about it, and then rap more about it. Instead, he presents his raw skills, his talent, and his words on stage and it all speaks for itself. A large piece of the puzzle that is The Roots, his “words inspire, but never expire. Transcend, but never depend. Thought provoke, but never choke.” Black Thought can be seen weeknights on NBC’s Jimmy Fallon where The Roots have transformed the late night house band concept. On millions of televisions nationwide, he regularly displays his ability to attack the microphone in just about any way. www.theroots.com
Hailed as a “music guru” by Rolling Stone and cited among the “world’s Top DJ’s” by The New
York Times, J.PERIOD’s vast musical repertoire bridges cultures, generations and styles with
innovative blends and seamless transitions. As Music Supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets’ inaugural
season at Barclays Center, J.PERIOD’s signature sound has become the defining soundtrack for
the franchise, and set a new standard for the role of music in the NBA arena. A 10-year veteran
in moving large crowds, J.PERIOD has served as official Tour DJ for artists including Lauryn Hill,
Q-Tip, The Roots, and international icon K’NAAN, performing at venues from NYC’s Central Park
Summerstage to Johannesburg’s Coca-Cola Dome. His production resume boasts collaborations
with Grammy-winners Kanye West, Common, John Legend, and Mary J. Blige, and his “audio-
documentary” mixtape series – remixing everyone from Bob Marley to Bob Dylan – has prompted
music icon Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (The Roots, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) to label
J.PERIOD “the most creative mixtape producer of all-time.”
J.PERIOD’s latest release, ”The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)” featuring COMMON, is
currently featured on Billboard.com: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-
J.PERIOD is also the producer of the Brooklyn Nets new theme song, written by Grammy-winner
John Forte (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/sports/basketball/nets-have-new-anthem-for-
brooklyn.html?_r=0). “Brooklyn: Something to Lean On (J.Period Remix)” plays before Nets’
starting lineups are announced at each Barclays Center home game.
For more information about J.PERIOD, please visit: www.jperiod.com
The X Factor Boogie Blind is the definitive DJ, he embodies all the elements from being a party rocker to a world renowned turntablist. He studied under the late great Grand Master Roc Raida, going on to become the Vestax World Champion and 2001/2002 DMC Champion. Boogie Blind has been a part of Lyrics To Go since its inception and represents the mantra "Let's Get It, Let's Go" where ever he plays (Japan, Germany, Italy, and China). Boogie Blind's technical skill and raw talent make him one of the most paramount DJs in the world. DJ Boogie Blind, is a stalwart in the DJ world and has been the DJ for Jean Grae, Fat Joe, D.I.T.C, Pharoahe Monch and most notably The X-ecutioners.
DJ Suga Ray
An incredibly gifted DJ known for his fast record flipping and live remixes, Suga Ray is the ultimate party DJ. From hip-hop to reggae to rock to soul, Ray is comfortable with every genre of music and has an encyclopedic knowledge of mainstream hits and underground classics. He has rocked practically all of NYC’s top clubs over the past few years and has established himself on the private party circuit as well. Suga Ray has spun parties for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Ludacris, holiday parties for companies like Google, and after parties for events like the Tribeca Film Festival and HBO premieres. With his amazing versatility and raw talent, Ray has emerged as the next big DJ in NYC