As an emcee, dee jay and producer, J-Live's music has been a staple of inspiration for listeners of underground hip hop for almost 30 years. His discography includes more than 15 full projects of his own, as well as countless guest appearances. Known worldwide as a "hip hop teacher" he is actively involved in workshops, classes and speaking engagements. The artists and producers J-Live has recorded and toured with are a who's who of hip hop icons from DJ Premier, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Prince Paul, The Roots, Black Star, Wu Tang Clan, and many many more. J-Live has been consistently touring internationally throughout his career. His stage show continues to grow with his catalogue and combines his timeless classics with his latest most relevant singles. His set as an emcee, who DJs for himself while he rhymes, is considered one of hip hop's all time, bucket list, must see shows.

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Events featuring J-Live

Mar 17, 2023
9:10pm — 9:30pm
Presented by
Dirty Looks Presents: The Authentics
New York, NY
Professional Connections
J-Live is seeking the following:
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Sync/Music Supervisors