Do The Knowledge Mixtape Vol. 1

New old shit from DJ J-Live – Do The Knowledge Mixtape” Vol. 1 (The Late Pass) The Best of 2009 Hip-Hop.

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

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Review: Chemical Warfare

Alchemist has been one of the top producers in the game for years, with a style that truly sets him a part from his peers.  This Tuesday ALC drops his second solo project titled “Chemical Warfare”.  His previous effort “1st Infantry” came out in 2004 and the game has changed since then. There’s been a significant shift away from the hardcore, gritty realism that Alchemist beats are more often then not the theme music for.  Yet Alchemist has proven with his new album that his production skills transcends eras, trends/fads and still stay true to what he’s about and what he’s been doing for years.

Peep the track by track break down of “Chemical Warfare” after the jump.

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Fresh Hot Mixtapes: Ketchup

The west coasts got the underground movement on lock with this new mixtape from L.A.’s own TiRon.

Ingredients: TiRon, DJ Low Key, Madlib, Pacific Division, Blu, Ayomari, Mibbs, Tunji and more…

Directions:  Click album cover to download, once download is complete put on headphones, press play, sit back, relax and just listen.