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J-Live
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Background information
Birth name Jean-Jacques Cadet
Also known as Justice Allah
Born (1976-02-22) February 22, 1976 (age 38)[1]
New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, DJ, producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Triple Threat Productions, BBE, Coup d'État, Penalty Recordings
Website www.realjlive.com

Jean-Jacques Cadet (born February 22, 1976), better known by his stage name J-Live, is an American rapper, DJ and producer from New York.[2][3][4][5]

Career[edit]

J-Live released the debut album, The Best Part, in 2001.[6] It featured production by DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and Prince Paul.[7] In 2002, the second album, All of the Above, was released on Coup D’état.[8] It has sold 30,000 copies.[9]

J-Live's third album, The Hear After, was released in 2005.[10] In 2008, he released the fourth album, Then What Happened?, on BBE.[11] In 2011, he released the album, S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability).[12]

Personal life[edit]

From 1998 to 2002, J-Live served as an English teacher in Brownsville and Bushwick, Brooklyn.[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • “Longevity" b/w “Braggin' Writes" (1995)
  • "Can I Get It?" (1996)
  • "Jook" (1996) (with Creo-D)
  • "Satisfied?" b/w "A Charmed Life" (2002)
  • "Like This Anna" b/w “MCee" and "3 Out of 7" (2002)
  • "Bosoms" (2003) (with Wordsworth and Soulive)
  • "Don't Play" (2003)
  • "3 Out of 7" (2003)
  • "Reset the Game" (2004) (with Oktober)
  • "Don't Get It Backwards" (2004)
  • "Harder" b/w "Do My Thing" (2005)
  • "The Upgrade" b/w "The Understanding" (2008)
  • "No Time to Waste" b/w "Home or Away" (2010)
  • "The Way That I Rhyme" b/w "Poetry in Motion" (2010)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Walkin' Large - "Interaction" from Self (1998)
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School - "The Truth" from So... How's Your Girl? (1999)
  • Peshay - "End of Story" from Miles from Home (1999)
  • Masterminds - "Seven" from The Underground Railroad (2000)
  • Unsung Heroes - "What Would You Do?" from Unleashed (2000)
  • Lone Catalysts - "Dynomite" (2000)
  • Ambivalence - "Red Light Green Light" from Electric Treatment (2000)
  • Vakill - "Hip Hop Romper Room Pt. 1" and "Hip Hop Romper Room Pt. 2" from Kill Em All (2001)
  • J. Rawls - "Great Live Caper" from The Essence of J. Rawls (2001)
  • Asheru & Blue Black - "Trackrunners" from Soon Come... (2001)
  • Rob Swift - "Sub Level" from Sound Event (2002)
  • El Da Sensei - "Whatyawando?" from Relax Relate Release (2002)
  • Richy Pitch - "The Lyricist" from Live at Home (2002)
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff - "Break It Down" and "Charmed Life" from The Magnificent (2002)
  • 7L & Esoteric - "Rules of Engagement" from Dangerous Connection (2002)
  • Lifesavas - "Selector" from Spirit in Stone (2003)
  • The Nextmen - "31st February" from Get Over It (2003)
  • Soulive - "Azucar Remix" from Turn It Out Remixed (2003)
  • Oktober - "Reset the Game" from Projekt: Building (2004)
  • DJ Nu-Mark - "Brand Nu Live" from Hands On (2004)
  • Asamov - "Standing Room Only" from And Now... (2005)
  • Da Beatminerz - "O!" from Fully Loaded w/ Statik (2005)
  • Pigeon John - "The Last Sunshine" from And the Summertime Pool Party (2006)
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff - "Practice" from The Return of the Magnificent (2007)
  • The Quantic Soul Orchestra - "She Said What?" from Tropidélico (2007)
  • Asheru - "Boogie" from 3 Stars, 2 Bars (2007)
  • Apathy - "Observe the Sound" from Hell's Lost & Found: It's the Bootleg, Muthafu@kas! Volume 2’’ (2007)
  • Dela - "The City" (2007)
  • Dela - "I Say Peace" from Changes of Atmosphere (2008)
  • Black Grass - "Set It Straight" from Three (2008)
  • Jazz Liberatorz - "Vacation" from Clin D'Oeil (2008)
  • Fakts One - "Audiovisual" from Long Range (2008)
  • Apathy - "This Is the Formula" from Wanna Struggle? (2009)
  • Oddisee - "What's Crazy?" from Mental Liberation (2009)
  • DJ JS-1 - "Too Easy" from Ground Original 2: No Sell Out (2009)
  • R.A. the Rugged Man - "Give It Up" from Legendary Classics Volume 1 (2009)
  • Homecut - "Time Difference" from No Freedom Without Sacrifice (2009)
  • Solillaquists of Sound - "Death of the Muse" from No More Heroes (2009)
  • Illus - "Magical" from Family First (2012)
  • DJ Nu-Mark - "Tonight" (2012)
  • CunninLynguists - "Beyond the Sun" from Strange Journey Volume Three (2014)
  • Homeboy Sandman - "Enough" from Hallways (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodside, Martin. "J-Live - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ The Company Man (September 30, 2011). "J-Live Speaks As Emcee, Deejay & Producer, Explains Bridging Gap Between Masta Ace And TiRon". HipHopDX. 
  3. ^ Bernard, Adam (November 1, 2005). "RapReview Feature for November 1, 2005 - J-Live Interview". RapReviews. 
  4. ^ Steiker, Morgan (May 20, 2008). "J-Live: Interview". Prefix. 
  5. ^ Cowie, Del F. (April 2002). "J-Live, Class Is In Session.". Exclaim!. 
  6. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "The Best Part - J-Live". Allmusic. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 22, 2002). "J-Live: The Best Part / All Of The Above". The A.V. Club. 
  8. ^ Haywood, Brad (April 18, 2002). "J-Live: All of the Above". Pitchfork Media. 
  9. ^ Reeves, Mosi (December 18, 2002). "The write stuff - Rapper J-Live issues a few words, beats, and notes from the underground.". San Francisco Bay Guardian. 
  10. ^ Braidwood, Stefan (August 24, 2005). "J-Live: The Hear After". PopMatters. 
  11. ^ Dukes, Will (September 18, 2008). "J-Live, 'Then What Happened?’ Review". Spin. 
  12. ^ Chandler, D.L. (October 15, 2011). "J-Live – S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability)". Potholes in My Blog. 
  13. ^ Friedman, Skinny (May 21, 2014). "J-Live Takes Another Trip Around the Sun". Vice. 

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