THE ONLY MIXTAPE OF ITS KIND -- RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE, IN ONE TAKE.
J.PERIOD & Black Thought’s collaborative and improvisational performance series, The Live Mixtape, is just that: a hip hop mixtape, performed and recorded live on stage, in one take, by one of hip hop’s all-time great MCs and one of its most groundbreaking DJs.
In the spirit of J.PERIOD’s award-winning “musical documentary” mixtape series, “The Live Mixtape” weaves songs, narrative elements, remixes and more into a new kind of hip hop stage show — equal parts musical storybook and freestyle MC cypher.
Both high-energy and high-concept, each Live Mixtape performance is unique, with its own theme. Shows are both planned and highly improvisational, and no two shows are ever the same.
Past shows include tributes to James Brown (NYC) and Jay Dilla (Miami), crowd-rocking sets featuring surprise guests at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, legendary MC cyphers at the inaugural Roots Picnic NYC, and a headlining performance at the Manifesto Festival (Toronto).
Watch highlights from J.PERIOD & Black Thought’s “The Live Mixtape: Illadelph Edition,” recorded live in Toronto’s Dundas Square (video inset right), or listen to the performance in its entirety here.
Go behind the scenes on the making of J.PERIOD & Black Thought’s “The Live Mixtape: James Brown Edition,” recorded live in NYC (video inset right), or listen to the performance in its entirety here.
Watch highlights of Black Thought & J.PERIOD at The Roots Picnic NYC and Philadelphia, featuring surprise special guests,
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