Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jake One - White Van Music

Track List

1. I'm Coming

2. Gangsta Boy

3. The Truth

4. Turn It Down

5. God Like

6. Bless The Child

7. Oh Really

8. Hi

9. Trap Door

10. Dead Wrong

11. Kissin' The Curb

12. How We Ride

13. White Van

14. Big Homie Style

15. Scared

16. Great Sound

17. Get 'Er Done

18. Feelin' My Shit

19. Soil Raps

20. Glow

21. R.I.P.

22. Home

SEA-TOWN!!!! This is one of the best releases to come out of my home town. Jake One is a producer that's been in the game for minute and started catching some buzz when he worked with G-Unit on their debut release Beg For Mercy in 2003. Since then he has worked with a variety of mainstream and underground artists alike. I like Jake One because he's old school with the beats, I mean diggin in the crates ain't exactly the most popular way of finding an ill loop these days. You can see Jake One on the new Deep Crates DVD if you want check out his experiences with diggin in the crates. White van Music has a host of artist including Black Milk, Nottz, M.O.P., Freeway, Brother Ali, D. Black, Little Brother, Posdnuos, Slug, MF Doom, Young Buck, Bishop Lamont, Busta Rhymes, Alchemist, Evidence, Prodigy, J. Pinder, GMK, Spaceman, Casual, Keek Da Sneak, Elzhi, Royce Da 5'9", Vitamin D, C Note, Maine, and Ish. Quite the supporting cast huh? I find it impressive when a producer can bring together main stream and underground artists to "bridge the gap" if you will. White Van Music is one of those albums you can listen to all the way through I mean even the interludes have ill beats in the background. Jake One style is hard to compare to anyone else because it is wholly and truly his own. The artists featured on the album all have a different style and delivery but their vocals ride smooth over every track. Stand out tracks include "Home" which is a tribute to his and my home town Seattle, "Glow" featuring Elzhi and Royce Da 5'9", and "Kissin' the Curb" featuring Bishop Lamont and Busta Rhymes. If you don't got it yet GET THIS LP IT'S LEGIT!

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