A few weeks ago, I posted about the J.Period and K’Naan collaboration that celebrated the works of Bob Marley and Fela Kuti. Now released is the third installment in the Messenger series and the tribute this time is paid to singer/songwriter Bob Dylan.
Episode #3 celebrates America’s reluctant Civil Rights song leader and poetic voice, Bob Dylan. Dylan’s own struggle with his status as a “Messenger” is well-documented: he shunned the tremendous expectations placed on him during the 60’s, preferring to see himself as a songwriter rather than a social leader. Nevertheless, the impact of his music is undeniable and, over 40 years since Dylan’s arrival, J.Period & K’NAAN set out to show his continued relevance, both socially and musically. On The Messengers #3: Bob Dylan, J.Period remixes and re-invents Dylan’s music for the hip hop generation, while K’NAAN channels Dylan’s poetic voice with heartfelt and compelling lyrics. The result is an unprecedented and truly unique mixtape offering. Also features: DJ Preservation and bassist, Brian Satz.
J.Period + K’Naan – Messengers: Bob Dylan – [DOWNLOAD HERE]