J.Period + K'Naan = The Messengers
Earlier this year J.Period dropped one of my favorite mixtapes, a best of Q-Tip retrospective that came out right before The Renaissance came out. Now he's back with K'Naan, who I've heard anecdotally is one of the most real and humble people in the convoluted world of hip hop right now. They joined up for a series of EPs paying homage to various influential musicians by sampling various joints and then topping them off with all sorts of brilliant verses.
Here is one of my favorite cuts, "Johnny Was" off the 2nd EP, the tribute to Bob Marley.
They just dropped the 3rd EP, a tribute to Bob Dylan, swing by Potholes In My Blog to pick up a copy.
You can also grab the 2nd EP over there as well if you click here.