J. Period has been named music supervisor for the Brooklyn Nets, marking an NBA first.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the DJ explains that he has been working with the team since the season began in November, creating custom remixes of 150 songs ranging from James Brown to Jay-Z. He also created the team’s theme song “Brooklyn: Something to Lean On” with John Forte.
“Brooklyn is one of the meccas of Hip Hop,” said J. Period. “The idea was that it should be a party.”
Forte spoke on their collaboration, stating that he wanted to create something special with J. Period for the squad. “For me, it had to be more than just a jingle,” he said. “This had to be an anthem.”