If hip-hop is indeed "the proverbial sad clown of music," as New York rapper J-Live proclaimed on 1999's unreleased and unofficial anthem "The Best Part," then J-Live himself is quite possibly the art form's Emmett Kelly. Despite personal and professional heartache, he's managed to maintain his optimism and love for expression and music, elevating the standards of a genre and industry that seem hell-bent on... More >>>