(AllHipHop News) Mixtape heavyweight J.Period is continuing his B.I.G.-inspired March 9 Project by collaborating with Hip-Hop video pioneer Ralph McDaniels for the March 9: Video Remix Collection.
The ongoing theme of the March 9 Project is answering the hypothetical question of what would Hip-Hop be like if B.I.G. were still alive? To that end, the remixed videos will show Biggie performing updated versions of his classic tracks.
The first video, Flava in Ya Ear (March 9 Video Remix), premiers today. This evening, J. Period and Ralph McDaniels will debut more videos at Diddy and Mister Cees B.I.G. Tribute, commencing from The Lab in Brooklyn.
The project wraps up its promotion later this month when BET showcases the video collection as a part of their tribute to the slain emcee.J. Period acknowledged the March 9 Video Remix Collection as his most ambitious project to date, and praised Ralph McDaniels as the essential ingredient that was needed to bring this idea to fruition. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
Im thrilled to be working with a legend like Uncle Ralph, who is still so passionate and creative after 25 years in the game, J.Period told AllHipHop.com. Ralphs vast knowledge of Hip-Hop makes him the perfect collaborator for what I do. Teaming up to pay tribute to B.I.G. felt like the perfect way to spark that collaboration.
J. Periods latest B.I.G. tribute comes after a highly successful 2009 that saw him release 5 tributes (Nneka, Q-Tip, KNaan, Talib Kweli, and Michael Jackson) that totaled over 800,000 downloads. Period was also featured prominently in one of last years biggest games in Activisions DJ Hero.
Ralph McDaniels, through his seminal show Video Music Box, broke ground as the creator of the first Hip-Hop video show aired on public television. Since 1984, the industry legend has directed over 200 videos with credits ranging from Public Enemy to Nas.
The online launch is available at www.jperiod.com/march9 New videos will be updated every week and culminate with a full-length video mixtape release in April.
Today marks the 13th anniversary of B.I.G.s death. He would have celebrated his 38th birthday on May 21.