J. Period Celebrates 35 Years Of Hip-Hop Soundtracks With A Mega Playlist (Audio)
Hip-Hop Heads can count on DJ and producer J. Period to curate consistently inventive and entertaining playlists devoted to all aspects of the culture, beyond just the music. From his work on the Hamilton mixtape, which bridged the worlds of Rap and Broadway, to his legacy playlists celebrating the musical footprints of artists like James Brown and Nate Dogg, he’s always in the mix. For his latest curation, the Brooklyn-based creative celebrates the films that have contributed to Hip-Hop’s soundtrack over the years, inspired by his work with the Hip-Hop Education Center and its collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Made You Look film series acknowledges movies like Wild Style, 8 Mile, Menace II Society, and others which have left their mark on Hip-Hop and film culture. As pointed out by Okayplayer, HHEC “tapped into one of Hip-Hop’s greatest tributary selectors, J. Period, to handle the accompanying score for the series.” On the playlist, Heads will hear from familiar voices like LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Naughty by Nature, Ice-T, Public Enemy, and many others. The 50-track playlist is streaming on Spotify and can be heard below.
For those in the New York City area, tickets can be purchased to forthcoming screenings of Hip-Hop cinema classics.