Seattle super producer steps from behind the boards to present his own debut. Polishing his production chops over the last decade, Jake One has crafted musical soundscapes for everyone from De La Soul to 50 Cent. Featuring an engaging cast of emerging underground artists, as well as some of hip-hop's most respected mainstream acts, Jake One's release will blur the line between underground and hip-hop, just as his stellar production career has. Appearances by MF Doom, Brother Ali, Young Buck, Busta Rhymes, Alchemist, Prodigy, Keak Da Sneak, and more.
1. I'm Coming feat. Black Milk & Nottz
2. Gangsta Boy feat. M.O.P.
3. The Truth feat. Freeway & Brother Ali
4. Turn It Down (Interlude)
5. God Like feat. D. Black
6. Bless The Child feat. Little Brother
7. Oh Really feat. Posdnuos (of De La Soul)
8. Hi (Interlude)
9. Trap Door feat. MF DOOM
10. Dead Wrong feat. Young Buck
11. Kissin The Curb feat. Bishop Lamont & Busta Rhymes
12. How We Ride feat. Freeway
13. White Van feat. Alchemist, Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), Prodigy
14. Big Homie Style feat. J. Pinder, GMK & Spaceman
15. Scared feat. Blueprint
16. Great Sound (Interlude)
17. Get 'Er Done feat. MF DOOM
18. Feeling My Shit feat. Casual
19. Soil Raps feat. Keak Da Sneak
20. Glow feat. Elzhi & Royce da 5'9
21. R.I.P. (Interlude)
22. Home feat. Vitamin D, C Note, Maine & Ish
This album if pure fire, he's probably one of the only producers right now along with Illmind who are making waves in both the underground and mainstream scene. The beats on this album are sometimes amazing, peep the first track with Black Milk, bangin or what!!! But I have to say that even thought he has that balance between mainstream and underground, he definitely saves his best beats for the underground artists. Nearly all of those artists come correct over some tight Jake production but the same can't be said when he's dropping a beat for say Young Buck or Keak Da Sneak, don't even get me started on these doo doo MC's. Basically if you hear it all the way through and skip past the tracks that feature Keak Da Sneak, Young Buck, Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont and D. Black then you got yourself a classic. As it stands, it's a clear indication of Jake One's undeniable talent and his knack for calling on the underground and mainstreams biggest hitters and that ain't too much of a bad thing, you gotta respect the man's hustle and I'm sure he's gettin' well paid, just ask Illmind.
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