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Classic J-Live + Itunes= bliss


I saw him perform at Oberlin College. Dude opened for The Cool Kids and BLEW THEM OUT OF THE WATER! Dirty beats and dirty rhymes....

Ridiculous...true hip-hop.

I can remember being in my dorm room when J-Live played "Braggin Writes" during the Stretch & Bobbito Show in the Fall of 1997 at like 1 in the morning. I taped it and listened to it over and over until I cold get it on vinyl like 3 weeks later. Ahh, the days of the 'backpackerz'... Take a listen yalls.


Born: February 22, 1976 in New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s

Brooklyn MC J-Live first garnered notice with the release of his 1995 single "Bragging Writes." Delivering his thoughtful lyrics with confidence and ease, J-Live's rapping was strong and his soul-inflected grooves immediately appealed to fans of underground hip-hop. A year later he followed up with another hit, "Hush the Crowd," and started to generate a palpable buzz. With tracks produced by luminaries such as Prince Paul, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock, the release of J-Live's full-length debut, The...
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  • $17.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music
  • Released: Apr 28, 2009
  • Parental Advisory

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