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  • Summary: The Seattle producer's debut album features such guests as MF Doom, Young Buck, Brother Ali, Busta Rhymes, and Prodigy.
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  1. The result is surprisingly seamless and the producer rarely puts a foot wrong. [Nov 2008, p.79]
  2. Producers have historically had a difficult time with albums, but Jake One shakes that trend and comes through with a hot album.
  3. The quality of the beats easily overcomes the somewhat odd novelty of hearing backpackers in close quarters with hardcore rappers, and with each listen it starts feeling more and more natural to have an all-star CD where M.O.P. and Little Brother both have hot tracks.
  4. The laid-back feel of White Van Music ultimately hinders it from being a truly creative and distinct work.
  5. Jake One may not be the "perfect beat-maker" he proclaims to be, but on the occasions when he finds the right connection, he can be tough to beat.
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    The debut album from G-Unit producer Jacob "Jake One" Dutton plays like a crowd- pleasing beat reel for future employers.
  7. He proves himself every bit the master his reputation promises, especially on those elbow-throwing, drm-snapping beats he does best, yet he's still unsure of himself, too willing to play cloy cat chameleon when he should be honing his own increasingly beguiling technique. [Year End 2008, p.88]

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