On May 2, a collaboration of J. Period, Posdnuos De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought (The Roots) titled, “Rise Up” is now available on J. Period’s website. “Rise Up” surrounds the the questions of resistance and rising up, and is inspired by the docu-series, America Divided. 

Of the EP, producer J.Period says, “These are turbulent times in America, with protests and marches spilling out into the streets in record numbers, and activism on the rise. RISE UP was born out of that same energy—seeing injustice and feeling compelled to act—but sparked from the question of: what does it mean to resist? What does it mean to “rise up”? I’m grateful to have these three legendary MC’s to provide their perspective on what’s going on in the world right now.”


“Rise Up” explores the meaning of resistance and the state of our union…on wax. Listen to the preview of the EP here, and explore the powerful lyrics here.  

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