In 1995, J-Live released his first 12″ “Longevity/Braggin’ Writes” on Raw Shack Productions. The b-side, Braggin’ Writes, was featured in many mixtapes, including New York Reality Check 101 which was mixed by DJ Premier. In 1996, he would release his second 12″ “Can I Get It?/Hush The Crowd“. The highlight of that 12”, was the Domecraker Remix of Braggin’ Writes that was produced by DJ Spinna. J-Live would also be featured in the Nov. 95 issue of The Source in the Unsigned Hype section. In 2003, J-Live released an EP called “Always Has Been” that contained all the tracks from his early 12″s + an unreleased track that didn’t make “The Best Part”.
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