“I embody Hip-Hop down to my last follicle…”
Every time we post an unfamiliar track or feature an atypical Hip-Hop artist, the tomatoes come raining from all sides. It’s fine and dandy because we see our path as one that’s geared towards music discovery, most of focused towards rap. There’s times when that means taking a gamble and highlighting tracks that might not satisfy the majority.
But we balance it out by bringing it back to a guy like J-Live, who just so happened to launch his new J-LiveMusic.com site this week and release “The Way That I Rhyme” too. The line “four albums deep, sick with the pen, nice with the beats, plus he can spin” sums up J’s résumé for those unacquainted and even those who forgot exactly who he is. He’s Hip-Hop, so is the song and that’s why we’ll always like him just as much as any other new face on the scene.