J-Live "Do The Knowledge Mixtape" Vol. 1

Legend (and friend) J-Live has put together this very timely and much needed mix of new music. I'd like to dedicate this to all those DJs in London who are currently murdering the future of (US) hip hop here by constantly playing the classic mega mix we could all buy on CD in Tesco 5 years ago.

"Basically, I got tired of hearing a lot of people say stuff like, "there's nothing new out" or "hip hop is wack now". Upon hearing this I usually run down a list of names of new artists and even old artists with new albums and ask if they've heard of'em. Nope! These people have no idea. There's a lot of good new hip hop. You just have to do the knowledge and keep your ears open. These are some of my favorites from 2009 alone. Enjoy!"

DJ J-Live "Do The Knowledge Mixtape" Vol. 1 (THE LATE PASS) 2009 Hip Hop Cover Art

<a href="http://j-live.bandcamp.com/album/dj-j-live-do-the-knowledge-mixtape-vol-1-the-late-pass-2009-hip-hop">01 J-Live ~ DTK Intro by J-Live</a>
01 J-Live ~ DTK Intro
02 Jay Electronica ~ Exhibit A (Transformations)
03 Skyzoo ~ Return Of The Real
04 Royce da 5’9” f / Bun B & Joel Ortiz ~ Hood Love
05 Wale ~ Mama Told Me
06 Marco Polo & Torae ~ Word Play
07 Senor Kaos ~ Automatic Classic Remix
08 Mos Def ~ Priority
09 Mr Lif & Bahamadia ~ Breathe
10 OC & AG ~ Give It Back
11 Nipsey Hussle f/ Snoop Dogg ~ The Life
12 Edo. G & Masta Ace f/ Pos ~ Good Music
13 DJ Spinna f/ Fresh Daily, P.Casso & Homeboy Sandman ~ Get On Down
14 Tanya Morgan f/ Blu ~ Morgan Blu
15 Zion I f/ Brother Ali ~ Caged Bird Pt. 1
16 Jay Are ~ The Lee Morgan Story
17 Chali 2na f/ Elzhi of Slum Village ~ When Will I See You Again
18 Jay Z f/ Luke Steele ~ What We Talkin’ About
19 Raekwon F/ Ghostface Killah & Cappadonna ~ 10 Bricks
20 Diamond District ~ I Mean Business
21 Tiye Phoenix ~ Stop Right There
22 Method Man & Redman f/ Ready Roc & Streetlife ~ How Bout Dat
23 Living Proofe ~ Rise
24 J. Cole ~ Lights Please
25 KRS-One & Buckshot f/ Talib Kweli ~ Oh Really
26 Busta Rhymes f/ Jamie Foxx, Mary J Blige, John Legend & Common