Here is what @littlebirds had to say:
When it comes to boom bap, J-Live is probably one of the most underrated to ever do it. I mean, I kind of get it. He came out a nerdy looking guy with glasses rapping over kinda typical NY bapping beats well after its peak. He wasn’t really doing anything new, but the subject matter and depth to his lyrics is on a level way beyond most of his peers. And what he does do… damn he does it well. The Best Part is the best example of that. You’ve got big name producers on here that he never really got the chance to work with again. Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Prince Paul, 88 Keys. The beats aren’t flashy but they all knock hard and perfectly fit his impeccable flow. This is just one of those albums I think if it was released half a decade earlier it’d be seen as up there with the all time classics. Basically dig all these tracks, but special shout out to Epilogue, which is one hell of a great album closer.