J.PERIOD SCORES NEW TONY HAWK NINTENDO SOUNDTRACK
Fresh off the release of his historic collaboration with Q-Tip (“Q-Tip for President,” over 40K downloads!), J.Period is making history again… this time in the video game world. In his latest venture, J.Period becomes the first DJ/Producer to score an entire video game soundtrack! Commissioned by Activision Publishing, Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI), J.Period’s soundtrack will accompany the latest release in the Tony Hawk video game franchise – Tony Hawk’s Motion, launching November 18 exclusively on the Nintendo DS™.
From Nas to The Roots to Mary J. Blige to punk rock-hip hoppers,Game Rebellion, J.Period has perfected the art of blending styles and sounds perfect for skateboarding’s increasingly diverse audience. J.Period’s soundtrack for Tony Hawk’s Motion combines hip hop, rock, drum’n’bass, urban soundscapes, and even skateboard sounds to create a compelling and completely original backdrop for the game’s exciting new style of play.
“J.Period has meticulously crafted an incredible collection of exclusive and original tracks that capture the essence of the Tony Hawk experience,” said Tim Riley, vice president, music affairs at Activision, Inc. “This franchise has a long-standing tradition of offering high-energy soundtracks, but J. has taken it to a new level and delivers an adrenaline-pumping masterpiece for Tony Hawk’s Motion.”
“I am thrilled to be part of the Tony Hawk’s Motion project,” said J.Period. “I was truly honored to be given the responsibility of crafting the entire soundtrack for game play-exclusive tracks, no samples, all original material. This is no underground mixtape. All the music was composed and recorded exclusively for Activision for this project. I don’t know any other mixtape DJ who is taking it to that level.”
Also lending original material to J.Period’s Tony Hawk score is standout rock guitarist, Yohimbe Sampson, with whom J.Period first collaborated on the Game Rebellion: Searching for Rick Rubin mixtape. Multi-talented studio musician, Jesse Blum, also appears on keys, bass and horns on over half of the game’s 10-song soundtrack.