J.Period On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with Brooklyn-based Mixtape DJ, remixer, and hip-hop producer:


Here’s what they got into with the man Questlove hailed as “the most creative mixtape producer of all-time“:

  • Early days of learning the New York mixtape street hustle
  • Linking up with Talib and Nneka to make the ‘Heartbeat Remix’
  • Why J. moved from LA to BK and how it ended up shaping his career
  • Helping DJ Jazzy Jeff form the Playlist Retreat and connection made along the way
  • How the ‘Rise Up!’, ‘Story To Tell’, and ‘Legacy Of James Brown’ projects all came together
  • André 3000 and Lauryn Hill not getting their props as two of the GOATS
  • How befriending Rohan Marley led to getting Ms. Hill’s blessing for her J.Period mixtape
  • Black Thought’s incredible vocal abilities, as well as how he and J. became friends
  • If J. gets intimidated when he takes on classics like The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’
  • Having the privilege of being the first to introduce Masego to A Tribe Called Quest
  • Learning about Jazz artists from checking for the sample credits on hip hop albums
  • Flipping Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s song ‘Ohio’
  • The creative vibe he experienced while working at Chappelle’s Summer Camp
  • Serving as the music supervisor for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets
  • J.’s five favorite DJ’s as well as his five favorite producers

“People’s Party With Talib Kweli” is also available to give a listen via Spotify | SoundCloud | Google Play | Apple

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