Posted by: thundaworld | April 18, 2017

J.Period ft. Black Thought, Posdnuos, Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone – Rise Up!

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DJ J. Period rounds up a trio of favorite emcees of all timer legends for “Rise Up!,” a new revolutionary anthem featuring Black Thought of The Roots, Posdnuos of De La Soul and Pharoahe Monch of Organized Konfusion, with Joss Stone adding vocals. Period tells Rolling Stone that the song was inspired by the success of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton play and its mixtape, below, which he also worked on. He explains:

“I felt that if we could create compelling music around these issues issues, we might help light a similar fire in listeners.””These are turbulent times in America, with protests and marches spilling out into the streets in record numbers, and activism on the rise. ‘Rise Up’ was born out of that same energy”

Listen to “Rise Up!” below.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has got to be the first Pulitzer Prize winner to drop a mixtape right? This companion piece to his acclaimed Broadway play Hamilton and it’s official soundtrack features contributions from such esteemed guests as Nas, The Roots, Chance The Rapper, Queen Latifah, !llmind, Joell Ortiz, Jill Scott and several others. I don’t know how well this will sound as a straight play through for people who haven’t seen the play or aren’t at all familiar, but it has certainly got some gems. You’ll definitely want to check out “Wrote My Way Out” with Nas and Dave East, as well as Chance The Rapper and Francis & The Lights take on the original soundtrack song “Dear Theodosia”.

Stream below.

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