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J-Live | Interview

From New York, NY, J-Live is an emcee, DJ, producer, and CEO of Triple Threat Productions that first appeared on the underground hip hop scene in 1995. His first single “Longevity” appeared on Mark Farina’s “Mushroom Jazz” album, and follow-up singles “Braggin’ Writes” and “Hush The Crowd” garnered print in The Source’s Unsigned Hype section. His first album was released in 2001, The Best Part, with production by Prince Paul, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock. J-Live’s second album was released in 2002, All Of The Above, with production from DJ Spinna, J-Live himself, and more. In 2003, J-Live released two EPs, Always Has Been and Always Will Be. His third album, The Hear After, was released in 2005, and followed up 2007 with the EP Reveal The Secret. In 2008, the album Then What Happened was released, with production from DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Evil Dee, DJ Nu-Mark, Capital D, Nicolay, and more. In 2010, J-Live released another EP, Unidivided Attention, and followed up in 2011 with the album, S.P.T.A., with features from Boog Brown, Homeboy Sandman, YC The Cynic, John Robinson, and more, and production from Audible Doctor, Diamond D, Marco Polo, RJD2, and more.

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