J-Live - Then What Happened (BBE)
Long time hip hop disciple J-Live gives listeners’ ideas to mull over and grooves to nod to on Then What Happened, which is his fourth LP. One of the few conscious artists to tell stories without sounding too preachy, its worth sitting there and listening carefully to Live’s rhymes. This album features a whole host of production aces and cool vocal spitters, but this is definitely a J-Live show. Highs include the biographical One To 31, the golden key kissed The Upgrade and a feet dragging trumpeted number named The Last Third. Then What Happened is an impressive no nonsense effort from Live.