J Period & Black Thought "Rage Is Back" Freestyle

New York Times best-selling author Adam Mansbach has enlisted the talents of J. Period on a mixtape being created as a companion-piece to his new novel Rage Is Back–and OKP has the exclusive sneak peek!  Check out the one and only Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew as he freestyles over the Nas classic “N.Y. State of Mind,” showing un-lettered MCs how to kill a damn mockingbird.

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The putative G.O.A.T. touching what may just be rap’s perfectest beat is headline news in and of itself. But then there’s the kind of novel that demands a J. Period-curated mixtape to soundtrack it. Unfolding like a fever dream of an impossible return to graffiti-era New York, Mansbach’s Rage Is Back delivers a mind-bending journey through a subterranean world of epic heroes and villains, and is already being called “the great American graffiti novel.”  A must-read for the literate hip-hop head, Rage is Back is available for in the iTunes bookstore (>>>Purchase on iTunes here ) bookstore and is currently Amazon’s “Book of the Month” ( hardcover | kindle).


  • This is dope! Looking forward to hearing the full tape and might check out the book, as well

  • nico

    this ain’t no freestyle… it’s on K-os’ upcoming album “Black on Blonde”

    • E Weeks

      This is black thought you’re talking about!
      , his freestyles are so quick-witted and impeccably clever that they are all album worthy

  • Its Mansbach–correction on the typo. Thought is the illest. Loved the literature references intertwined with just raw spit.

  • Jeffrey Gussin

    Simply Awesome! Sorry I missed the gig in Philly. Jeff G.

  • Clean version? FOH etc …