The latest project from J-Live saw its full release yesterday, with the New York veteran living up to his Triple Threat moniker once again, as he was responsible for writing, producing, arranging, recording, mixing and mastering every track. Lose No Time is available to stream below and downloads are available via Bandcamp, with full instrumental versions of the tracks included. Continue reading “J-Live: Lose No Time (Stream)”
New one from J-Live, who is getting ready to release his latest album, At The Date Of This Writing Vol. 1. Eleven Nine, as you will hear, is a response to the Trump election win. You can stream it below. The album is due out 12 December with pre-orders available here. Continue reading “J-Live: Eleven Nine”
Gensu Dean has a new album on the way and it looks like it’s going to be another classic from the Austin based producer. Features come from the likes of J-Live, Red Pill and Roc Marci, as well as Diamond D and Homeboy Sandman, who are on the two tracks that were leaked yesterday. Check them out below and get your pre-orders in over at Bandcamp. The album, RAW, is due for release on 25 November. Continue reading “Gensu Dean: RAW”
A new track from J-Live dropped this week, the next to be lifted from his forthcoming album Around The Sun. Not Listening is produced by Korede and the album is due out at the end of April.
One of my favourite emcees is back with a new joint and the announcement of a new album to follow in the Spring. J-Live has teamed up once again with Oddisee to bring us Money Matters. Stay tuned for more news on the album, Around the Sun, coming soon.
So happy to see this video show up the other day. Jurassic 5 vet DJ Nu-Mark hooks up with one of my favourite MCs, J-Live, to drop “Tonight”. Continue reading “DJ Nu-Mark ft. J-Live & Erica Dee”
You have been pretty vocal about the bad experiences you had with the labels, when you were trying to release “The Best Part”. What advice can you give to those people who are starting out now?
Basically, if a label is going to treat you like an indy artist, or not invest in your project, you might as well do it yourself. Scared money don’t make none.
How close were you to giving up, after those five years of label troubles?
Nowhere near close. I was young and just finishing school; I was playing with house money. I built my rep up in those years to become the man I am today. Continue reading “J-LIVE INTERVIEW”