Music Review: Jake One by uncdiversions
November 21, 2008, 8:15 pm
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Jake One

White Van Music


“Make no mistake son its Jake One, he makes beats well like I likes my stakes done–,” raps MF Doom in “Get ‘Er Done,” hitting the nail on the head in describing Jake One’s latest collection of beats.

White Van Music, the latest album from producer Jake One, is a collection of some of the top artists in underground hip-hop, including M.O.P., Freeway, Brother Ali, Slug from Atmosphere, and Bishop Lamont.

The record also includes legends such as Busta Rhymes, C Note and De La Soul.

Jake One showcases the skills that have captured the attention of the likes of Nas, 50 Cent, and both Aftermath and Rhymesayers Records throughout the album.

Jake One makes great use of a variety of guitar echoing techniques to create rock/funk/jazz influenced beats for his All-Star cast.

“I’m Coming” featuring Black Milk & Nottz sets a great standard for an album that has few weaknesses, coming out with strong rhymes, and a solid funk-rock influenced feel.

MF Doom and Freeway are featured on two tracks as the album’s largest contributors, including “The Truth” with Freeway and Brother Ali. But it’s Doom that steals the lyrical spotlight. His flow is timeless on the 50’s style suffer guitar heavy track “Trap Door,” as he drops zingers such as “Clock goes a 24-7 cycle/ when it comes to flows he got more than a mic full.”

Jake One’s White Van Music is an incredible case in point of underground hip-hop at its finest, bringing together the heavyweights to produce one of the year’s best albums.

Check out Jack One’s Imeem page to hear two of the tracks from White Van Music.

By Diversions Staff Writer Mike Henson


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