J. Period Honors The Godfather Of Soul, James Brown (Mixtape)

Brooklyn-based DJ J. Period (who is actually the Music Supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets) loves many shapes and colors of music. Coming up as a DJ affiliated closely with Oakland duo Zion I, J. Period and his True Elements platform have made celebrated tapes for living legends like The Isley Brothers, Nas, and Big Daddy Kane, in addition to posthumous tributes aimed at honoring The Notorious B.I.G., Michael Jackson, and to some extent, Bob Marley.

Now J. turns his tables towards James Brown. The Godfather Of Soul, and “The Hardest Working Entertainer In Show Business” is the subject of Period’s #The Legacy Of James Brown. This two-hour mix takes the King Records icon, and spins his catalog on its head. In there are grooves from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, as Clyde Stubblefield, Maceo Parker, Bobby Byrd and of course (the other, other) King James rock a plethora of grooves that highly-influenced Hip-Hop throughout the last 41 years, in addition to time before. As J. tends to do, look out for cleverly-woven mixes editorializing the impact, along with bonus footage.

With so many Greatest Hits packages available on Mr. Brown, J. Period lays down the B-Boys (and Girls’) perfect way to properly comprehend how impactful the tireless master of ceremonies truly is.


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