J. Period & K’NAAN – The Messengers (Digital EP)

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009


This is a three track preview to J. Period & K’NAAN’s tribute to musical “Messengers” such as Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan.

The Messengers will be released in 5 parts over the course of 5 weeks, beginning with the first installment—a 3-song digital EP featuring one Fela remix, one Marley, and one Dylan—on Tuesday, August 18. Following the EP release, J.Period & K’NAAN will pay tribute to each of “The Messengers” individually with a new release every Tuesday in September, beginning with a tribute to Fela Kuti (September 1), Bob Marley (September 8), Bob Dylan (September 15), and culminating in the release of The Messengers in its entirety (including additional bonus tracks and artwork) on September 22.

More info on the project here.

Download: J. Period & K’Naan – The Messengers (Digital EP)

Video: K’Naan In The Studio w/ J. Period in L.A.

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Last weekend, J.Period hit L.A. for Game 2 of the NBA Finals and a studio session with Somalian-born MC, K’NAAN, to finish recording for their upcoming mixtape, “The Messengers”!! Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at this groundbreaking new project, featuring J.Period Remixes of 3 of history’s most powerful musical messengers… Fela Kuti… Bob Marley… and Bob Dylan! Yeah, you heard right. Beware… the game is changing…!!

Previously: K’Naan – This Is Africa (Video)