HIP HOP'S MOST ICONIC MC'S REMIXED LIVE BY ONE OF ITS MOST ACCLAIMED DJ'S.
A ONE-OF-A-KIND HIP HOP MIXTAPE, PERFORMED & RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE, 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.
In each venue, The Live Mixtape transforms 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.
Past performers include: Common, Mos Def, Black Thought, De La Soul, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Mumu Fresh, Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, Royce The 5’9”, Tobe Nwigwe, Jadakiss, Fabolous, and more.
Past venues include: Barclays Center, NBA All-Star Weekend, Roots Picnic, Sony Hall NYC, The Blue Note Jazz Club, The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian NMAAHC and Brooklyn Academy of Music.
In 2020, J.PERIOD also 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.
Celebrating Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary in 2023, look out for exciting episodes of The Live Mixtape on tap throughout the year. Stay tuned!