Friday, March 13, 2015

[Interview] J-Live Speaks With Hip Hop Gods


J-Live is one of those hip-hop artists with such a long resume, it's almost startling how many collaborations he's done and all of the different places he's popped up. The Brooklyn native, born Jean-Jacques Cadet [now Justice Allah Cadet], has worked with Pete Rock, DJ Premier, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Handsome Boy Modeling School, DJ Nu-Mark and most recently, Homeboy Sandman, to name a few. He's appeared on 1999'sSoundbombing II compilation and released six studio albums, including 2001's The Best Part, 2002's All of the Above and 2014's Around the Sun. As he gears up for a few dates around the globe, J-Live took a minute to talk sampling, beat juggling and Kanye... [full article]