J. Period Teams With Lauryn Hill For 'Best Of' Mixtape

Mixtape master J. Period has teamed up with Hip-Hop diva Lauryn Hill to present

"The Best of Lauryn Hill" (hosted by Lauryn Hill).

The mixtape, a double CD

collection, features over 80 tracks of remixes, concert performances, personal

commentary and interviews from Lauryn herself.

J.Period explained that

it wasn't so simple to get a hold of the elusive Lauryn and convince her to

host the tape.

"It took a great deal

of additional conversation with her after we met in person before she fully

opened up to what I was trying to do,” J Period told AllHipHop.com. “I

get the feeling a lot of people have tried to manipulate her fame and success,

so it was important to me that I find a way to let her know that my intentions

were genuine and that I was doing this for the love of her music."

"The Best of Lauryn

Hill" has already been named MTV Mixtape Monday's Top Pick and follows

in the footsteps of J's previous "Best of Nas" and "Best of Big

Daddy Kane" releases.

Says J, "There is really

no way you are not gonna like this CD. That's not on some ego s**t, that's from

one fan of her music to another. This s**t is hot."

Features on the album include

Buju Banton, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Black Thought, Nas and others.

The compilation also includes

two exclusive tracks called "Killing a Sound Boy" feat. Buju Banton,

Steele (Smif-n-Wessun) and Lauryn and "Like Water (remix)" featuring

Common, Black Thought and Ms. Hill (produced by J. Period).

Recently, Ms. Hill performed

at the Vibe Musicfest in Atlanta and the entertainer offered a unique, but odd

performance according to eyewitness accounts.

You can purchase

your copy of "The Best of Lauryn Hill" (Hosted by Lauryn Hill) at