THE ONLY MIXTAPE OF ITS KIND: PERFORMED & RECORDED LIVE ONSTAGE - AND NOW ONLINE - IN ONE TAKE.
J.PERIOD’s acclaimed DJ and performance series, THE LIVE MIXTAPE, is just that: a genre-bending musical mixtape, performed and recorded live on stage - in one take - by some of hip hop’s most celebrated artists, and one of its most groundbreaking DJs.
Past performers include: Common, Mos Def, Black Thought, The Roots, Fat Joe, De La Soul, Rakim and Mobb Deep. Past venues range from Barclays Center and NBA All-Star Weekend to The Kennedy Center and Smithsonian NMAAHC.
In each venue, The Live Mixtape transforms to re-imagine the traditional hip hop stage show as a collaborative “mixtape” – a high-energy, improvisational performance that elevates the creativity of every artist on stage. That might mean lyrical legends like Common and Mos Def trading freestyle rhymes; it might mean De La Soul gets merged with Marvin Gaye, or Black Thought with a Kendrick Lamar beat. And it all happens live. That’s the magic of The Live Mixtape.
In 2020, J.PERIOD has reimagined The Live Mixtape as a weekly DJ broadcast on Instagram Live and YouTube, with episodes now available on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
Past guests include: Royce The 5’9”, Tobe Nwigwe, Big Daddy Kane, Smif N Wessun, Kool G Rap, Black Sheep, Mumu Fresh, Stro Elliot, Rance Dopson (1500 or Nothin), Styles P, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Dead Prez, Scott Storch and more.
Past venues include: The Roots Picnic, Sony Hall (New York), Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Manifesto Festival (Toronto), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Louder Than A Bomb Festival.