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The Best of the Roots

Author: cds@tranzfusion
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Releasing on the 20th May, J.Period's Best of the Roots is a one-of-a-kind collector's CD packed with over 50 tracks of 'Roots' classics, rarities and J.Period remixes.

The album features six exclusive new Black Thought freestyles and original tracks! Guest appearances from Jay-Z, Rakim, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Big Pun, Stevie Wonder, Kardinal Offishall and more! National composite street press (tbc)

Also known as Illadelph's finest, The Roots are unmistakably one of hip-hop's most underrated acts of all time. Not to say they haven't had their fair share of shine, because you won't hear them complaining.

Already earning his props with vintage mixes of artists such as Nas, Kool G Rap and recent projects with G.O.O.D. Music & CL Smooth, J. Period is commissioned to do the official promo job for The Roots' upcoming album Game Theory.

Hosted and narrated by the incredible Black Thought, this mixtape spans more than 50 Roots classics, exclusives, freestyles and rarities,

Rock Star
Malcolm X Interlude
Come Together feat. Zion I (Prod. by J. Period)
The Next Movement
Thought Is Like Freestyle (J. Period Exclusive Freestyle)
Subliminal Minded
Push Up Ya Lighter
Push Up Ya Lighter feat. Kardinal Offishall
Concerto Of A Desperado
Concerto Of A Desperado feat. Rakim (J. Period RMX)
Rakim Interlude
Been Thru The Storm feat. Stevie Wonder
Superlyricism / R.I.P. Big Pun (Interlude)
Superlyrical feat. Big Pun
Supposed To Represent (Interlude)
All In The Music
Don't Feel Right
Members Of The Band / Proceed II feat. Roy Ayers (Interlude)
Live From The PJ's feat. Ghostface & Trife
PJ's feat. Big L (J. Period RMX)
Influences / Native Tongue Interlude
P*ssy Galore
Stay Cool
Stay Cool feat. Q-Tip (J. Period RMX)
De La Soul / Ego Trip Interlude
What They Do
You Got Me (Me Tienes RMX)
Me Tienes feat. Nas (J. Period RMX)
Don't Say Nuthin (J. Period RMX)
Nuthin (J.Period Stick Up RMX)
Nuthin (J.Period Shot Ya RMX)
Adrenaline feat. Malik B
Adrenaline feat. Busta Rhymes (J. Period RMX)
Yes Y'all feat. Will.I.Am (J. Period RMX)
Beat Street / B-Boy Interlude
Thought @ Work (J. Period RMX)
Crazy Legs / Rock Steady Crew Interlude
Boom! / Wrath Of Kane (J.Period blend)
Din Da Da (J.Period Volume RMX)
Rahzel Interlude
Act Too… Love Of My Life
Love Of My Life (RMX) feat. Mayda Del Valle
Streets Of Philly (Prod. by J. Period)
What You Want
Like Water (RMX) (Prod. by J. Period)
You Got Me feat. Jill Scott, Erykah Badu & Eve (J. Period RMX)
Jill Scott Interlude
Break You Off feat. D'angelo (Unreleased)

Bonus Track
Murder In The First feat. Jay-Z (Prod. by J. Period

RELEASE DATE: 12/05/07