One of Brooklyn’s finest (DJs) J.Period just dropped this mixtape as the official companion of acclaimed novel #RAGEISBACK by best-selling author Adam Mansbach, popularly known as the author who wrote Go the F*ck To Sleep. The novel pays tribute to the hip-hop culture and its birthplace of New York City.
Kilroy Dondi Vance is an eighteen-year-old mixed-race Brooklynite who deals pot and goes to prep school on scholarship, all while growing up in the shadow of his absentee father, Billy Rage, a legendary graffiti writer who disappeared from New York City in 1989 following a public feud with MTA police chief Anastacio Bracken.
Now it’s 2005. Bracken is running for mayor of New York City. And who should Dondi discover on a rooftop in Brooklyn but his father, newly returned to the city and ready to settle the score. The return of Rage and the mayoral race of Bracken prompt a reunion of every graffiti writer who mattered in the 1980s—in order to thwart Bracken with the greatest graffiti stunt New York City has ever seen.
Rage Is Back delivers a mind-bending journey through a subterranean world of epic heroes and villains. Moving through the city’s unseen communities, from the tunnel camps of the Mole People to the drug dens of Crown Heights, Rage Is Back is many things: a dramatic, hilarious thrill ride; a love letter to NYC that introduces the most powerful urban underdog narrator this side of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and a literary tour de force from a writer on the brink of real stardom.
1. This Is the Story of… (Intro)
2. Rage Is Back (J.PERIOD Exclusive) f. Black Thought
3. New York State of Mind (Interlude) f. Alicia Keys & Nas
4. Run New York (J.PERIOD ReFix) f. Nas & Angel Haze
5. Hard (J.Period Monumental ReFix) f. Styles P, Sean Price & General Steele
6. Borough Check f. Biz Markie
7. Style Was DNA (Audiobook) f. Danny Hoch
8. Wrong Side (J.PERIOD Exclusive) f. The Kid Daytona
9. Invocate Freestyle (J.PERIOD Exclusive) f. Blu
10. Herb Man Trafficking f. Welton Irie
11. Police In Helicopter Dub
12. Billy Rage Is Back (Audiobook) f. Danny Hoch
13. Sound Boy Killing (Remix) f. Mega Banton
14. Killing a Soundboy (J.PERIOD ReFix) f. The Notorious B.I.G.
15. Toolz of the Trade f. Smif’N’Wessun
16. Teach the Youth (Interlude) f. GURU
17. Hip Hop (Interlude) f. Common
18. The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) f. Common [Produced by J.PERIOD]
19, The Traveller f. Talib Kweli [Produced by J.PERIOD]
20. What Makes An MC (Interlude) f. Q-Tip
21. 1Nce Again (J.PERIOD ReFix) f. A Tribe Called Quest
22. Street Dreams (J.PERIOD ReFix) f. Nas
23. One Love (J.PERIOD ReFix) f. Nas
24. The Lord Giveth (Audiobook) f. GZA
25. Wu-Banger (Mathematics Mix) f. Wu-Tang Clan
26. It’s Working (Interlude)
27. Raw Freestyle (J.PERIOD Exclusive) f. Shad
28. Coral Reefs (Exclusive) f. Homeboy Sandman
29. Trust the DJ (Audiobook) f. Danny Hoch
30. The Pizza Box Bandit (Interlude) f. KEO
31. Survival of the Fittest (J.PERIOD ReFix) f. Mobb Deep
32. Empire State (Interlude) f. Jay-Z
33. Epilogue: Hard Knock f. Joey Bada$$
34. Epilogue: Jay Reed f. A$AP Mob
45. Bonus: Sound Boy Burial (J.PERIOD Monumental ReFix) f. Smif’N’Wessun