All of the Above (J-Live album)

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All of the Above
All Of The Above J-Live.jpg
Studio album by J-Live
Released April 2, 2002 (2002-04-02)
Genre Hip hop
Length 74:23
Label Coup d'État
Producer J-Live, Joe Money, Usef Dinero, DJ Spinna, P Smoovah, Ticklah, Richy Pitch
J-Live chronology
The Best Part
(2001)
All of the Above
(2002)
The Hear After
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Clubfavorable[2]
HipHopDX4.5/5[3]
Pitchfork Media8.5/10[4]

All of the Above is the second studio album by American hip hop artist J-Live. It was released on Coup d'État in 2002. The album cover pays homage to John Coltrane's Blue Train.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Brad Haywood of Pitchfork Media gave All of the Above an 8.5 out of 10, noting that "[J-Live's] delivery is similar to Posdnuos, and his lyrical content is along the same lines: intelligent, educated, confident, and socially conscious."[4] Josh Wells of HipHopDX said: "There are virtually no weak tracks on 78 minutes of music."[3]

Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5 and called it "an album for a select audience that prefers intellect and understated beats over bombast, boasting, booty, and bluntedness."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."First Things First"J-Live4:11
2."How Real It Is"J-Live, Joe Money, Usef Dinero4:52
3."Satisfied?"DJ Spinna4:35
4."Interlude 1 (I'm a Rapper)"J-Live0:57
5."MCee"J-Live3:52
6."Like This Anna"Joe Money, Usef Dinero4:22
7."One for the Griot"Joe Money, Usef Dinero4:45
8."Stir of Echoes"J-Live6:16
9."Interlude 2 (For the Babies)"J-Live1:48
10."Do That S#!%"DJ Spinna3:35
11."All In Together Now"DJ Spinna3:16
12."Nights Like This"Joe Money, Usef Dinero4:20
13."The 4th 3rd"J-Live5:33
14."Traveling Music"J-Live3:38
15."A Charmed Life"P Smoovah3:52
16."All of the Above"DJ Spinna4:30
17."Interlude 3 (Whatever)"J-Live0:56
18."Happy Belated"DJ Spinna2:50
19."Satisfied (Dub Version)" (CD bonus track)Ticklah1:53
20."3 Out of 7" (CD bonus track; featuring Asheru and El Da Sensei)DJ Spinna4:10
21."The Lyricist" (CD bonus track)Richy Pitch3:32
Total length:74:23

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Heatseekers Albums[6] 28
Independent Albums[6] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "J-Live - All of the Above". AllMusic. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 22, 2002). "J-Live: The Best Part / All Of The Above". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Wells, Josh (April 11, 2002). "J-Live - All Of The Above". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Haywood, Brad (April 18, 2002). "J-Live: All of the Above". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Next Shit - Top Ten: 2002 Year in Review". Exclaim!. January 1, 2006. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "J-Live - All of the Above - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 

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