Video: Rhythm Roulette with Jake One

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The incomparable Jake One is the latest producer to take Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette challenge. After randomly selecting records by Herbie Hancock, The Manhattans and Reverend E. Stanley Branch at Spin Cycle, Jake retires to his studio and gets to chopping. He quickly locates the “evil chord” on the gospel record and grabs some drums from the other two to create a truly divine banger.

Previously: DOM Kennedy – 96 Cris (Prod. by Jake One)

DOM Kennedy – 96 Cris

Saturday, August 27th, 2016


DOM Kennedy pops that “96 Cris” vintage open on this laid back new cut from him and producer Jake One off the upcoming Los Angeles Is Not For Sale Vol. 1.

Listen below.

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Rick Ross – Buried In The Streets

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


Ross and Jake One is always a winning combination.

The Black Dollar mixtape is out now.

Previously: Rick Ross Countersues Alleged Kidnapping Victim, Implicates 50 Cent | Rick Ross – Babies Cry

Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc – Show Me The Way

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Dilated is back with a new single featuring some assistance from the always on point Aloe Blacc. Jake One handled production on this one, so you already know. Look for the new album, Directors of Photography, out August 12th on Rhymesayers.

Previously: Dilated Peoples x DJ Premier – Good As Gone (Video)

Brother Ali & Jake One – Left In The Deck (Album Stream)

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

As we embark on the War And Peace Tour with my brother, Immortal Technique, I’m excited to release a new musical project. “Left In The Deck” is a collection of 10 raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world. This demo-tape style release was produced entirely by Jake One. It hasn’t been polished up for the market or cleaned for the radio. These songs were left in their original demo form and are intended only for my family of direct supporters. The beats are grimy and I feel like this is some of the best rhyming I’ve ever captured on tape. I want to release this directly to you.

Starting tomorrow at 12pm CST you can stream the entire album for FREE, but for all those kind enough to buy any Brother Ali shirt on the War And Peace Tour this fall, you’ll also receive a digital download card of the album with your purchase. If the tour isn’t coming to your city or you don’t want to wait, don’t worry you can get the music immediately when you pre-order the “Cassette” shirt from Fifth Element.

Portugal. The Man ft. Danny Brown – Evil Friends (Jake One Remix)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Jake One reworks “Evil Friends” by Alaskan group Portugal. The Man and Danny contributes a verse.

Spotted: Hypetrak

Also, we now have a release date for Danny’s OLD:


Previously: Danny Brown Interview at AfroPunk | Danny Brown – Hand Stand (Prod by. Darq E Freaker)

Wale ft. Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco – Poor Decisions (Prod. By Jake One)

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The second of three singles from Rick Ross and MMG’s upcoming Self Made Vol. 3 compilation out August 6.

Premiere by VIBE.

Previously: Rockie Fresh – God Is Great (Prod. by Boi-1da & The Maven Boys)

Video: Freeway Talks Diamond In The Ruff

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Freeway performs “Jungle” then runs into Just Blaze, who he credits as one of the reasons why he’s standing where he is today. Freeway reveals that Just is on the album, as well as Bink and Jake One. Full track list, including features from Marsha Ambrosius, Vivian Green, Musiq Soulchild, Wale & Nikki Jean, here.

Diamond In The Ruff comes out November 27th. Pre-order it on iTunes.

Previously: Freeway – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Video: Brother Ali – Need A Knot (The Story of Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color)

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Ali speaks on “Need A Knot” which also features Bun B and can be found on Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color when it drops on the 18th.

Previously: Brother Ali – Sway In The Morning Freestyle

Video: Brother Ali – Mourning in America

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Ali’s Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is out on 9/18, pre-order here.

This is the title track to my new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The first half of the album highlights and critiques the dire situation in which we live. The second half outlines the tremendous opportunity we have to re-imagine and reform our society. This song is an observation and a critique of our culture of death and murder. From actual war zones around the world to our own inner cities where this summer’s death rates rival war zones. I also address our national hypocrisy regarding violence. We have a zero tolerance policy of violence committed against us, but we’re a lot more lenient and patient when it comes to the violence we commit. “A life is a life and a killer is a killer”. -Brother Ali

Previously: Brother Ali – Mourning In America (Prod. by Jake One)