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I’ve been a big fan of J-Love ever since the 90s when his album got shelved. He’s worked with virtually every big name hip-hop artist out there like Wu-Tang Clan, Large Professor, Brand Nubian, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Slick Rick and more! Not sure how he will fare as an MC but the best of luck to him. Link

Visit him at j-loveonline.com

What made you get into production?

That’s what I always wanted to do. Producing and rhyming, those were my dreams. Things didn’t go exactly as planned so I capitalized more on the DJ aspect as the years went on but now that’s about to change because I plan to put all my focus on the production and the rhyming and really make it my top priority. I also plan to develop my artist and things like that and kind of make DJ’ing secondary.

You were signed to Freeze Records, what was that experience like?

That was a disaster. I had an album deal with these people and it never got released and this was in 1997. It was a compilation LP where me and two of my peoples were producing the whole album and getting guest artists. We had Brand Nubian, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, Guru, Cormega, OC, Masta Ace, Kool G Rap and that’s just to name a few. Shit was official but as we were bringing in artists to guest appear they snatched up Group Home and put out their album before ours. I was fed up at that point, when that decision was made. So in 2000 I took all my reels, my contracts and I just left. I’m not the type to be boxed in so I just went my own way. It goes deeper but that’s a quick version in a nutshell.