Jake One White Van Music
- Words: Zoneil Maharaj
- Label: Rhymesayers
- XLR8R Rating: 7/10
Even if you‘ve never heard of Jake One, the guest list on the Seattle producer‘s debut LP is enough to get your attention. White Van Music features underground A-listers MF DOOM, Little Brother, and eLZhi alongside mainstream second-stringers like Young Buck and Freeway. Jake crafts beats that compliment his partners well. The album's highlight–two DOOM tracks–could almost be lost Madvillain or DangerDoom joints, but Jake lends his hardest beat to M.O.P. for "Gangsta Boy." Even the unlikely pairings of Brother Ali and Freeway on "The Truth," and Slug and Posdnous on "Oh Really," produce positive results. But Young Buck's and Keak Da Sneak‘s tracks could‘ve been left out.
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