With the mixtape becoming a dedicated part of hip-hop today, no rapper worth his ilk hasn’t released one. I think even Obama has a mixtape coming out soon, I hear DJ Green Lantern is producing. The mixtape craze has even bled into the rock world and JJ may have put out the best one so far. Their 2010 tongue-in-cheek mixtape embraces everything a good mixtape is supposed to be. Most hip-hop mixtapes borrow tracks from rock bands…while JJ borrows music from hip-hop artists. It’s fun, clever, and trailblazing. Even with a serious tone, the band is as playful as their hip-hop influences. With a full album finally hitting, we get to enjoy them in full stride.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By JJ:
- Things Will Never Be The Same Again (JJ No. 2)
- Let Them (let them)
- Still (Kills)
- You Know (jj No 3)
- My Hopes And Dreams (JJ No. 2)
- New Work (Kills)
- 10 (High Summer)
- And Now (jj No 3)
- Big Hearts, Big Dreams (High Summer)
- Ecstacy (JJ No. 2)
- I’m The One / Money On My Mind (let them)
Buy JJ’s new album, V…now!!