What’s up y’all? Today, I’m bringing you one of my favorite albums from 2008. In an industry where New York, LA, and Atlanta were pretty much the global centers of where hip hop artists came from, Jake One blew me away with his debut LP White Van Music… coming out of Seattle, Washington. This album did a lot for me personally. I knew Jake One from producing De La Soul‘s 2004 hit “Rock.Co.Kane.Flow (feat. MF DOOM),” but to hear an entire album that was graced with his amazing production…man. The intro track features Detroit producers/rappers Black Milk and Nottz and is in an interesting, but definitely good opener. The album continues with pretty much every track being memorable. The production is so wholefull, as in it has such a full, well-rounded sound and his drums are so good, too. The lead single off the album “The Truth (feat. Freeway & Brother Ali)” is definitely one of the dopest tracks off the album, but my personal favorites include “Bless the Child (feat. Little Brother),” “Trap Door (feat. MF DOOM),” “Kissin’ the Curb (feat. Busta Rhymes & Bishop Lamont),” “Glow (feat. eLZhi & Royce da 5’9″,” and my definite all-time favorite Jake One track, “Home (feat. Vitamin D, C Note, Maine & Ish).” As you can tell, the entire album features some great songs and you definitely need to check this album out – golden hip hop perfection.


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Stone is a hip-hop enthusiast residing in NJ/PA. As an aspiring hip-hop producer, Stone studies communications and shares his passion for music by letting the world in on the wonderful world of hip-hop.