J.Period Releases ‘The Best Of Lauryn Hill’ Mixtape

blame it on Shake February 24, 2020

Throughout the years, J.Period has done his part in shedding light on some of our culture’s best representatives with the release of “Best Of” projects for Nas, Q-Tip, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and countless others. And now, the Brooklyn-based DJ is putting the spotlight on Lauryn Hill.

Released as a two-part compilation – “Fire” and “Water” – the lengthy tribute helps celebrate the versatility of Ms. Hill’s catalog and the enduring legacy of her impact on Hip-Hop, R&B and soul music.

“As a fan, the impact of hearing Hill’s verses back to back is undeniable—you can’t listen and not count her among the greatest MC’s to ever touch a mic,” J.Period says. “As a DJ, the blueprint created by this collection sparked countless collaborations for me that continue to this day: Q-Tip, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Black Thought, and The Roots.”

“I’m deeply grateful to Hill for the inspiration, both as a fan and a DJ, and I’m extremely excited to introduce this project to the streaming universe for the first time,” he continued. “Telling stories through music is the goal of these mixtapes, and I hope that, through this project, a new generation of fans will come to appreciate the power of Hill’s music and story, as I do.”

Available on streaming services, the projects can be heard below.