There was this very underrated and unmistakable hit on D.J. Jazzy Jeff’s ‘The Return Of The Magnificent’ album called ‘Practice.’ This track featured the M.C’s M.C. J-Live and sampled one of Allen Iverson’s most famous media outtakes where he proclaimed that action as something he could do in his sleep. Fans of underground music and sports were extremely receptive to this song but had it actually had the machine behind it, J-Live could have been in another tax bracket with audience ears. Going off the momentum of that track and preparing his next release with BBE records was the ‘Reveal The Secret’ EP. A six track release that featured production from certified “beatsmiths” such as Marco Polo, D.J. Spinna, Oddisee, Mr. Walt (Beatminerz) and of course the aforementioned D.J. Jazzy Jeff. J-Live gets back to the HOP music fans love to hear from him on this release featuring his unique form of storytelling and overall presence on the microphone. By 2007 J-Live understood the effect of putting out EP’s to test the waters and once one is on the last track of ‘Reveal The Secret’ they are yearning for more. Break your neck and sing along to this often forgotten gem from a real M.C.! What did you think of the album?
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