Jake One Talks New Brother Ali Album, His Sound And Collabos With Drake, 50 Cent & Kendrick Lamar


From HipHop-N-More–It’s been 2 and a half years since I first interviewed producer Jake One who now needs no introduction. Since then, the Seattle beatsmith has gone on to produce some standout songs for Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cent, Freeway and T.I. just to name a few. This past weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to re-connect with him where he talked about producing the entire new Brother Ali album, his trademark sound, possible upcoming releases with Drake, 50 Cent & Kendrick Lamar, status of his own pending album ‘White Van Music II,’ who he would like to produce for in the future, lost Eminem collaboration and much more. We hope you enjoy reading it. –NavJosh

HHNM: Thanks for taking out your valuable time for us. Last time we spoke, it was January 2010 and ‘Stimulus Package’ was just about to release. How have you been and how do you describe the time since then?

Jake One: I’ve been pretty good man. I had my first kid in May 2011. I’m happy.

HHNM: What are you working on right now?

Jake One: All kind of different things. I finished Brother Ali’s album ‘Mourning In America, Dreaming In Color,’ it’s finally done. That comes out August 21st. I produced the whole thing. It was probably done over a year ago but we kept going back and changing things. It’s finally come to a place where we both wanted it. We worked a lot on it. I got a couple of really big things coming up very soon but I don’t wanna speak on it and jinx it (laughs).

Read the full interview over at Hip Hop-N-More.