Celebrate 35 Years of Hip-Hop Cinema with J. PERIOD's 'Made You Look' Playlist
43 cuts spanning 35 years of iconic hip-hop films, curated by one of the greats.
Tonight, The Academy will host a special screening of The Hughes Brothers‘ Menace II Society at NYC’s SVA Theater as part of their ongoing Made You Look film series with The Hip-Hop Education Center, curated by Martha Diaz.
Naturally, HHEC tapped into one of hip-hop’s greatest tributary selectors, J. Period, to handle the accompanying score for the series, which has already screened the seminal classic, Wild Style, with 8 Mile and 2014’s Nas: Time Is Illmatic still on the docket for the remaining Tuesdays of June. The (at least) honorary (if not already staple) Roots member dives down soundtrack after classic soundtrack, charting four decades of big screen and boombox dominance with hand-picked selections from the OSTs that defined eras as much as the films from which they stemmed. Period reaches well beyond the series program to adored scores from Juice, Crooklyn, House Party and Do The Right Thing, compiling near and dear sounds from The Notorious B.I.G., Eric B. & Rakim, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, 2Pac and too many more to name in these few hundred words.
And the only place you can get is right here. Stream J. Period’s Made You Look playlist below. Hit the links to grab tickets to any of the remaining screenings and subscribe to our Spotify channel today.