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The mixtape features a mixture of this year’s new hip hop from the commercial, major label and trendy to the underground, independent and avant garde. “I’m trying to bridge the gap between what sometimes feels like two separate worlds”, says J-Live. “So on HOTvsDOPE, some of the songs are hot right now, some are just dope. But even the hot songs are dope too.”

Listen to the mixtape below and hit continue reading to check the tracklist.

HOTvsDOPE vol 1.1

Intro HVD
Robert Glasper f. Yaasin Bey “Black Radio” Pete Rock Remix
Murs and Fashawn “Heartbreaks and Handcuffs”
Kendrick Lamar f. Dr Dre “Compton”
Killer Mike f. El P “Butane”
Homeboy Sandman “Not Really”
Torae “What Does It All Mean”
Apathy f. Motive and CelphTitled “Tell Me”
Lupe Fiasco f. Bilal “How Dare You”
J-Live “As I Start (Over)”
House Shoes f Chali2na “So Different”
Martha Knuckles “Give Me Room”
Skyzoo f. Freeway “Pockets Full”
Freddie Gibbs f. Curren$y “Tell a Friend”
CL Smooth “Ask About Me”
Rick Ross f Dr Dre & Jay-Z “3 Kings”
The Audible Doctor “Andy Kaufman Theory”
Wordsworth “Joy and Pain”
Zion I f D.U.S.T. “Trapped Out”
Kanye f Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz “Mercy”
P.O.S. “Fuck Your Stuff”
Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Jean Grae “Kill Screen”
Brother Ali “Only Life I Know”
Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi The Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj “The Morning”
Method Man Freddie Gibbs & StreetLife “Built For This”
Rah Digga “Janis Joplin”
Talib Kweli f. Black Thought and Ab Soul “Congregation”
Saigon f. Styles P “Not Like Them”
MarQ Spekt “Dreamer”
Oddisee “That Real”


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