Black Thought & J. Period – Rage Is Back (“N.Y. State of Mind” Freestyle)

Author Adam Mansbach has recruited J. Period to put together a companion mixtape for his new novel Rage Is Back (currently one of Amazon’s Books of the Month and downloading to my Kindle app as we speak). The first leak from that tape finds Black Thought going in over the “N.Y. State of Mind” instrumental.

From Amazon’s summary of Rage Is Back:

Dondi Vance is the son of two famous graffiti artists from New York City’s “golden era” of subway bombing. Recently kicked out of his prestigious prep school for selling weed—and his mother’s Brooklyn apartment for losing his scholarship— he’s couch-surfing his way through life, compulsively immune to rumors that his long-lost father, Billy Rage, has returned after sixteen years on the lam.

But Dondi’s old man really is back—what’s left of him, that is. A wizened shell of his former self, Billy is still reeling from a psychic attack by an angry sha-man in the Amazon basin when Dondi finds him at the top of a pseudo-magical staircase in DUMBO. The uneasy reunion comes just in time: Anastacio Bracken, the transit cop who ruined Billy’s life and shattered his crew back in 1987, is running for mayor. Only by rallying the forgotten writers of the eighties for an epic, game-changing mission can Billy and Dondi bring Bracken down.

Spotted: okayplayer

Previously: Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought & Rah Digga – Art Imitates Life (Prod. by Oh No)


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29 Responses to “Black Thought & J. Period – Rage Is Back (“N.Y. State of Mind” Freestyle)”

  1. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Pockets fat, life’s precious….

  2. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    This book sounds wavy BTW.

    Some real NYC shit.

  3. Mack Martinez Says:

    tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Juelz ain’t lost a step…however that is not necessarily a compliment

    He was never a gem dropper
    He’s a swag troll rapper

    ^

    Hilarious + true.

  4. Mack Martinez Says:

    Still…I #fux with Santana.

    He basically came up with the “am I trolling? am I being for real? the joke’s on you” type flow.

    Think about it:

    - Flocka
    - Plies
    - Keef

    I could keep going…but all these niggas made a career on sneak-trolling.

    Santana invented it.

    Respect the originator.

  5. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    John Gotti was a Prophet a Nastradumus type figure if you ask me

    Humble, they want you to be humble.

    Yeah so you humble me. What you got now? You got a war. You got a global war. You got the Chinks, you got the Dominicans, the Asians, the Russians, the Columbians, Jamaicans. What they doin? They desecrate the nation. You got your variable fuckin’ snowstorms of cocaine and smack — whatever the hell else they shove in their veins. You got a worldwide crime syndicate now. There’s no rules. There’s no parameters. There’s no feelings. There’s no feelings for this country.

    Anarchy.

    You got anarchy. So… 5-10 years from now, they gonna wish there was an American Cosa Nostra. 5-10 years from now, they gonna miss John Gotti.

    was he not correct?

    was he not accurate??

    terrorists n all this shit goin on

    america wishes their biggest crime problem was the mob

  6. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    if i had stock in juelz

    i would have sold after “I am back like crack”

    he killed that whole shit

    that nigga wack now and i refuse to download his mixtape

    and i wouldnt consider juelz a troll rapper how is he a troll rapper?

    troll is lil b , riff raff , dem lil coke head skinny white bitches that i would fuck

    those are troll rappers

    juelz aint no mufuckin troll rapper

  7. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    flocka aint a troll rapper

    neither is keef

    do yall know what troll rap is?

    first all

    pay homage where homage is due

    i coined and originated the mufuckin term troll rap in the first place be clear

  8. Mack Martinez Says:

    F YOU PAY ME! Says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    juelz aint no mufuckin troll rapper

    ^

    That’s the thing tho, you don’t know if he’s trolling or not. For instance, this outfit kills anything Riff Raff has ever worn in terms of trollery – does he get a pass? Does he not? It’s meant to fuck with your mind:

    aceshowbiz.com/images/new_artist/juelz_santana.jpg

  9. Casket Face Says:

    Cudi went HAM on Wale a while back though, I’m gonna read the article and see if there’s an apology.

  10. Gob Bluth Says:

    Nosign John Gotti, all style & no substance, bought unwanted attention to the mob, they hated him

    Carlo Gambino >>> he knew how things should be done

  11. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    juelz aint no mufuckin troll rapper

    ^elz is a troll rapper along w Gucci, and Tity boi

    When u rhymes 3 bars or more off da same punch that’s trollin
    Elz birthed dat cadence

  12. Bricktop Says:

    LEVITICUS-5 books of Moses.That`s easy shit
    ^
    Well if it’s written in biblical text that man shouldn’t be shaving, then why the fuck are men shaving their goddamn faces? Why is this a norm? Is lice still that bad?

  13. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    He basically came up with the “am I trolling? am I being for real? the joke’s on you” type flow.
    ^^^^

    Real rap.

    the Back Like Cooked Crack series & What The Game’s Been Missing is a dazzling display of Troll Raps.

  14. Casket Face Says:

    Stoic, emotionless, cold, calculating money machine …it can’t be taught it has to be felt deep in your bones. It has to be a primary function for survival like breathing. This is your life as an American then you die.

    - Casket Face

  15. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    i coined and originated the mufuckin term troll rap in the first place be clear

    ^nah not even close

  16. Gob Bluth Says:

    How has Juelz been eating all this time ??

  17. why? Says:

    That Cudi Complex cover looks super gay. I bet when pusha album doesn’t sell or get enough promo hes gonna release diss tracks mentioning all the gay shit that goes on behind the scenes in GOOD Music.

  18. Captain Planet Says:

    That’s the thing tho, you don’t know if he’s trolling or not. For instance, this outfit kills anything Riff Raff has ever worn in terms of trollery – does he get a pass? Does he not? It’s meant to fuck with your mind:

    aceshowbiz.com/images/new_artist/juelz_santana.jpg

    ^

    LOLOLOLOLOL

  19. Casket Face Says:

    ROFL

  20. Captain Planet Says:

    You could go as far as to say Wayne and Rick Ross are troll rappers

  21. Casket Face Says:

    Jay Electronica is the ultimate troll rapper

  22. Captain Planet Says:

    I mean one is a self proclaimed Maryian and the other is a Fat Crime Boss CO with Noriega on speed dial

    Lets keep it a trilly

  23. Gob Bluth Says:

    You could go as far as to say Wayne and Rick Ross are troll rappers

    ^Throw Cam in there as well, if Juelz caked of troll rap then Cam fathered it

  24. Bricktop Says:

    Jesus, Nas & Rae should’ve never told you negroes about Gotti. Fuck!

  25. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Gob Bluth
    5 mins ago
    How has Juelz been eating all this time ??

    ^million dollar question…

    No album for 7 years….

    Caught pitchin quarters of weed few yrs back…

    Surely he ain’t paid no taxes they’ll come a knockin

    Irwin don’t play

  26. 3 chainz Says:

    real hip hop sucks

  27. Captain Planet Says:

    Lets not even mention Frenc Montana and ASAP

    Is he mentally challenged ? Is he not ?

    Does he enjoy the breathing room of skirts ? Does he not ?

  28. Casket Face Says:

    3 chainz Says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    real hip hop sucks

    ^^^

    ROFL!

  29. Captain Planet Says:

    And Mr Aubrey Graham …

    The R&B Crooner former actor who is liable to catch a body at any time …

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