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MP3: jj – ‘Kills’ Mixtape

For every subgenre spawned in 2010, the rise of cut-and-paste R&B was undoubtedly the most compelling. From How To Dress Well and Autre Ne Veut’s mind-blowing debut LPs to the odds-and-ends bestowed upon us by upcomers Wise Blood and Guerre, the genre had everything that so much pop fails miserably at: soul, romance, swagger.

But few embody the R&B revival like Sweden’s enigmatic jj. Since dropping their delicate and dangerous full-length, ‘no. 3′, early last year, they’ve been straight up hustlin’ their way across the ice sheets and puffin’ clouds of weed smoke up in your ski lodge.

And this all-new free mixtape, ‘Kills’, shows there’s plenty more to look forward to from the duo in 2011. Here they appropriate some of their favourite hip-hop beats – including M.I.A’s “Paper Planes”, Jay-Z/Alicia Keys’ “Empire State Of Mind” and Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E” – to create a set of ten jiggy/hyphy/swag/based new creations.

MP3: jj – ‘Kills’ mixtape (Download)

MP3: jj – “Kill You” + “New Work”

jj’s ‘No. 3′ is out now on Secretly Canadian
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Posted in blogs on January 12th, 2011 - By George / Tags: , , , ,