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J.Period, Jesse Williams, Rhymefest, Xzibit & More Join Forces for ‘Rise Up!’ [New Music]

From Marvin Gaye to Sam Cooke to Bob Dylan and beyond, Civil Rights struggles have a rich history of connection to music. So it is, in the spirit of that tradition, J.PERIOD and Jesse Williams join forces with artists from The Playlist Retreat to create a new wave of music for a new movement with the release of RISE UP! Music Inspired by the EPIX Original Series America Divided. The first single from “Miranda (RISE UP!)” features an introduction from actor/activist Jesse Williams, with rappers Rhymefest & Xzibit posing provocative questions about the state of our nation over a J.PERIOD-produced beat. “We’re pointing fingers at each other and we’re missing the point…” Rhymefest begins. Unity, not division, is the solution for what ails our country—a fitting message in honor of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday earlier this week. 
 
Executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, and Common, the EPIX Original docu-series America Divided features celebrity hosts including Jessie Williams (Senior Producer), America Ferreira, Rosario Dawson, Amy Poehler, and Zack Galifianakis investigating a wide range of social justice issues including criminal justice, immigration, housing and voting rights, and education. The series also forges the foundation of Jesse’s partnership with J.PERIOD, who composed the original theme song for the show.
 
RISE UP! pairs hip-hop icons including Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnous (De La Soul), Young Guru, and DJ Jazzy Jeff; leading artist/activists including Aloe Blacc and Joss Stone; soulful voices including Raheem DeVaughn and Eric Roberson; and rising music stars from The Playlist Retreat including Mayda del Valle, Maimouna Youssef, Masego, Dayne Jordan, Stro Elliot, Tall Black Guy, POMO, and more.  
 
“In the process of progress,” states Jesse Williams, “We are reclaiming our best practices, heroes, and nomenclature. I am a proud producer of the America Divided docu-series and honored to work alongside producer and mixtape master, J.PERIOD, in creating a soul-sonic experience that is both homage and inspiration to the critical thinking that undergirds liberation movements of past, present, and future.” 
 
J.PERIOD’s most recent production, The Hamilton Mixtape, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums in December 2016. 
 
For more information about RISE UP! Music Inspired by the EPIX America Divided, follow J.PERIOD on Twitter @jperiodBK or visit http://JPERIOD.com for release details about this powerful collection of new music.
 
For more information about the original docu-series America Divided, executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, and Common, visit: http://americadividedseries.com.
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Dr. Dre Announces New Album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre’

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During his hosting/DJ segment for The Pharmacy over at Beats 1 Radio via Apple Music, Dr. Dre announced that the new album Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre is on it’s next week Aug. 7th.

The news was quite unexpected as he totally caught everyone by surprise:

“I was leaving the set, coming to the studio and I felt myself just being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album. And I kept it under wraps. And the album is finished.”

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Of course, much anticipation for the Detox project has been building for years now, but Dre also stated that the album will not see the light of day. “It just wasn’t good,” Dr. Dre said.

About ‘Detox’, Dre says:

“The reason Detox didn’t come out was because I didn’t like it. I don’t think I did a good enough job, and I couldn’t do that to my fans and I couldn’t do that to myself, to be perfectly honest with you. I just wasn’t feeling it.”

The new album will feature artists like: Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Marsha Ambrosius, Snoop Dogg, BJ The Chicago Kid, Xzibit, Jill Scott, Eminem and more. This will be Dre’s “grand finale” album, as he stated.

The movie #StraightOuttaCompton releases nationwide Aug. 14, 2015.

Peep Dr. Dre’s Compton: A Soundtrack tracklist below:

1. “Intro”
2. “Talk About It” (Feat. King Mez & Justus)
3. “Genocide” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
4. “It’s All on Me” (Feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
5. “All in a Day’s Work” (Feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
6. “Darkside/Gone” (Feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
7. “Loose Cannons” (Feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
8. “Issues” (Feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
9. “Deep Water” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10. Jon Connor, “One Shot One Kill” (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
11. The Game, “Just Another Day” (Feat. Asia Bryant)
12. “For the Love of Money” (Feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13. “Satisfiction” (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14. “Animals” (Feat. Anderson Paak)
15. “Medicine Man” (Feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
16. “Talking to My Diary”

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SEE ALSO:

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: MEET THE CAST OF THE UPCOMING N.W.A BIOPIC AND WATCH THE NEW TRAILER

WATCH: DR. DRE TALKS NEW FILM STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON WITH BIG BOY ON THE REAL 92.3

FAB 5 FREDDY GOES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE MEMBERS OF N.W.A FOR THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BIOPIC ‘STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON [VIDEO]

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NEW VIDEO TRAILER: Busta Rhymes – Respect My Conglomerate

Here is the trailer for the upcoming video from Busta Rhymes “Respect My Conglomerate”. Featuring cameos from Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Tyrese, Xzibit, Idris Elba, David Banner, Spliff Starr, Jackie Long, Raekwon & Adam Rodriguez.

Video coming soon…

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