Posts Tagged ‘Jake One’
Jakey Uno with the homemade blind-picked beat batch of the day we have come to know and love as Rhythm Roulette. Going in with some Gospel this go-round, too. Alright now. Prepare for this praiseworthy episode.
Very few artists can traverse the constantly shifting borders between the underground and the mainstream like Jake One. The Seattle producer is respected, and rightfully so, in both worlds for his work with 50 Cent and G-Unit, De La Soul, E-40, DOOM, and more. He’s also worked on complete projects with Freeway and Brother Ali. Then with Mayer Hawthorne, he put out a feel-good album under the Tuxedo moniker. Basically, his production credits weigh a ton.
From Spin Cycle to his studio in Washington, Jake lucks out with The Best of Herbie Hancock, The Manhattans’ Forever By Your Side, and a Reverend E. Stanley Branch record. Jake One’s sampling methods kick in immediately as he skips around the records, finding a “Yeah!” from Rev. Branch and some drums from The Manhattans. He hears something worth taking from the choir on Rev. Branch’s record then drums from Herbie. The Manhattans also helped provide a snare. As the beat comes together all on his keyboard, he goes back to the choir to find some shouting to fill out the beat. Jake tinkers around with a bass line and before you know it, he’s sequenced a beat fit for the church and the club.
Another dope session. Amen!
Fresh off a college football weekend, Nipsey’s #MarathonMonday drop must’ve been in honor Middle Finger U. Ha! Nipsey, Freeway and Cuzzy Capone go straight up the middle on this “F*** Um” track! Produced by Mike & Keys. Co-produced by JakeOne & Swish.
Woooo! Rozay and Jake Uno… you know! That’s guaranteed heat coming out the kitchen. And if you didn’t know, listen to “Buried In The Streets” man. Then go get some more like that off that “Black Dollar” mixtape we posted on here earlier… and LISTEN maaaannnn!
Man-o-man! What y’all know about spacey funky futuristic psychedelic clay-mation visuals? Well know about ’em because that is the vehicle used for delivering this Kaytranada remix of “The Right Time.” Get this refixxed Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One) jawn and more on the “Tuxedo Remixes” (linked below).
So it has been about a month and change since we posted that “Money Dance” single from Ricky Rozay (featuring The-Dream) off his “Black Dollar” mixtape (out now). Now, we have that visual presentation for it for you. About right. About time. Let’s go!
Speaking of time… this video clocks in at about nine minutes. But well worth the watch. Real smooth. You know, Ross almost makes doing house arrest look like the move. Almost (ha!), but just saying though.
(Bonus: Ross has some nice Eye Candy to share as we tour his home, too, doesn’t he?)
Here at Jayforce.com we love putting people on to dope artists that you might not be familiar with. We are happy to say that we have a direct connection with the Seattle Hip Hop scene thanks to good folks like DJ DV One, DJ Hyphen, and J Moore. One artist out of the Pacific Northwest that we have posted about quite regularly is Dave B. On my recent trip to Seattle for Bumbershoot 2015 I finally got the chance to meet Dave B in person and hear more about his upcoming album Punch Drunk that will feature production from well known Seattle producer Jake One. Check out some exclusive content I captured while Dave B was being interviewed on Sunday Night Sound Session with J Moore & also concert footage of his Bumbershoot performance.
Dope! The laid but still lyrical Bawse flow, co-piloted by producer/crooner The-Dream. The way a mellow track is supposed to be rode out on. Beat by Jake One. This is “Money Dance” off that “Black Dollar” mixtape dropping today on DatPiff.
So how does this recipe sound? Take a veteran Producer who has created bangers for everyone from Freeway to Mayer Hawthorne & then add a young, creative emcee in his own zone. Well if the producer is Jake One and the emcee Dave B what you get is quality head nod music. I have been on Dave B for a minute now and I am just waiting for that full project from him and Jake One but until then rock out with this new heat called “The Way.” Also featured on the track is Shelby Poole who provides some sultry vocals to complete the track. I keep telling you all Seattle is producing some heat right now pay attention!
Rico Love from the NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) takes a fire track by the One and only Jake Uno… and does it righteous. Beautiful music and a beautiful honey make for a hella hot video (above). Oh, and that beautiful music? Get your copy of “Somebody Else” off iTunes (via link below) whenever you are good and ready.
I know we can’t turn back time… I know we can’t right those wrongs…
Jake UNO! Jake One at the helm of another heater – “Somebody Else” by Rico Love. Speaking of love… how about a download… for the love? FREE!
Hmmm… Kendrick Lamar had a shot at the “3 Kings” beat first, huh? Interesting. Well, it wasn’t like the music was wasted. Rozay did the work (listen here). Jake One beats should never be. Check him out as he explains how the beat came to be for the Behind The Beat series.
Seattle producer Jake One aka ‘Snare Jordan’ is a beast with the beatmaking. We’ve posted on him before. Did you know his work was on one of those monster singles from 50’s “Animal Ambition” LP? Well, here’s visuals on his making of the “The Funeral” beat. Daughter with him, at the house, kind of like a take your kid to work day.
In the Behind The Beat video above, the beast mode beat king of Seattle (Washington, USA) recreates a hot track (Drake’s “Furthest Thing”) and talks about how he ended up sending beats to Drake (thanks Twitter). Worthy. Very. Enjoy!
Brother Ali keeps keeping it real. ‘How absurd is this… How is it so many poor people Conservative?’ Good point. Lots of hot lines in the thoughtful lyrics in “Work Everyday” by Brother Ali. Check out the video above. Get the full Brother Ali album (via link in an earlier post) below.
Another banger from the Freeway full-length project, “Diamond in the Ruff” (out now, see link below). This one is “True,” and it features Wale on the track. The beat is a Jake One – DJ Khalil production.