Tuesday, February 28, 2017

J-Live 'Actual [Tracks] Vol.1' + Unsigned Hype Nov. 1995

J-Live Unsigned Hype November 1995 The Source Magazine

You'd have to go back over 20 years to November of 1995 to find J-Live's original Unsigned Hype in The Source. He's an OG & over the last two decades, has been a consistent force in the underground. Now living down in Atlanta, the scene has embraced him and he continues to steadily self-release music via his Bandcamp. Most recently, 'Actual [Tracks] Vol.1,' which is the first in a series of instrumental albums that features beats from previously released recordings self produced for and by J-Live. 'Actual Tracks' features some of J-Live's best work on production spanning over 16 years and nine different releases! Knowing his history & how he's navigated the industry - especially around his debut release - he is definitely independent hip-hop at its finest. 'The Upgrade' on his 2008 release, 'Then What Happened' is also one of my favorite tracks! Stream the new project below & order via Bandcamp.