J.Period Scores American Gangster Trailer

According to Billboard.com, Brooklyn-based mixtape DJ J.Period has produced a track that will appear in upcoming TV ads for the new Ridley Scott-directed biopic American Gangster. The film, which hits theatres on November 2, has been using Jay-Z’s “Ain’t No Love” in the theatrical trailer, but they wanted a different sound for the TV spot.

“Originally Ridley Scott, the director, was going to use a classical piece,” J.Period told Billboard. “Unfortunately, no one else liked it. So Interlink, the company that produced the first trailer, approached me to update a classical song from the Spike Lee film, ‘The 25th Hour.’”

“The company really liked it and Universal really liked it,” he reports. “For me, it’s very prestigious because there’s essentially only two songs used for the trailer.”

In related news, J.Period is currently working on a new mixtape for Alicia Keys.

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    No matter how hard America tries, it just can’t deny HIP-HOP!


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  • gerald n. the birdman

    That is one ugly whiteboy.

  • Da Kid

    Man dis film is getting mad hype and support from the media. It would be a shame if it was a bomb but I know its gonna make alot of money. And who da fuck is dat whiteboi?

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    he stole his name from Shawn J. Period

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    This film is being promoted well, especially within Hip-Hop.

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    smh… thats not the jay-z song “heart of the city”… its the original song that was sampled for jay’s version.

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