Artwork by Ernesto Yerena


RISE UP: MUSIC INSPIRED BY AMERICA DIVIDED (EP) | COMING SOON | ART: ERNESTO YERENA

Presented by: J.PERIOD, Jesse Williams & The Playlist Retreat.  Featured in: Rolling Stone, Forbes, CNN, XXL, Vibe.

J.PERIOD joins forces with artists and activists including actor Jesse Williams, visual artist Ernesto Yerena, and musicians from DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat to create a new wave of music for a new movement: RISE UP: Music Inspired by America Divided. Featuring: Black Thought (The Roots), Posdnuos (De La Soul), Pharoahe Monch, Joss Stone, Aloe Blacc, Rhymefest, Xzibit, Jesse Williams, Eric Roberson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Masego, Mayda Del Valle, Dayne Jordan, Aaron Camper, Maimouna Youssef, Tall Black Guy, Stro Elliot, Larrance Dobson (1500 or Nothin), DJ Spinna, POMO and artists from The Playlist Retreat.

Tracklist:
1. “RISE UP!” featuring Black Thought (The Roots), Posdnuos (De La Soul), Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone [Produced by J.PERIOD]

2. “Miranda (Rise Up)” featuring Rhymefest, Xzibit & Jesse Williams [Produced by J.PERIOD]

3. “Mr. Officer (J.PERIOD Edit)” featuring Eric Roberson [Produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff & Playlist Retreat]

4. “Listening (Edit)” featuring Masego [Produced by Medasin]

5. “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” featuring Aloe Blacc [Produced by Playlist Retreat]

6. “Rhythm is the Weapon (Interlude)” featuring Mayda Del Valle [Produced by Playlist Retreat]

7. “The Follower” featuring Dayne Jordan & Aaron Camper [Produced by Playlist Retreat]

8. “Say My Name [Live]” (Interlude) featuring Maimouna Youssef

9. “America Divided Theme [End Credit]” [Produced by J.PERIOD]

10. “Voice for the Voiceless (Outtro)” [Produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff]

11. “Things Deeper Than My Skin” featuring Ozay Moore (MC Eq1)” [Produced by Tall Black Guy]


Listen to the lead single “Miranda” featuring Rhymefest, Xzibit & Jesse Williams, and the title track “RISE UP!” featuring Black Thought, Posdnuos, Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone: