Our man J-Live (née Jean-Jacques Cadet) definitely isn’t nerdcore, but no one can deny that he’s hardcore ly cool! As emcee, DJ, producer, and CEO of Triple-Threat Productions, his single-minded mission to keep his music real and true is more fervent and ambitious that the Borg.
Coming straight out of NYC, J-Live has created sick rhymes and sicker beats for over ten years, performing not only all over the U.S., but Canada, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and Australia.
He has thrown down his talents with producers such as DJ Premiere, Pete Rock, DJ Spinna, Prince Paul, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spooky, Numark, Da Beatminerz, Dan the Automater, and recording artists such as Mos Def, El Da Sensei, Wordsworth, Talib Kweli, and Chali Tuna. That’s a resumé that even would make King Ad-Rock’s eye-wear fog with intimidation.
And as a former English teacher from Brooklyn, he’ll shush up any nay-sayers and haters by dropping some deft “A, B, A, B, rhyme schemes on a doubtin’ fool. Dangling participles need not apply.
Oh and, look for his new album, “Then What Happened in spring 2008.