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50 Cent’s Producers Break Down The Making Of ‘Animal Ambition’

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Jake One is one of the biggest producers in hip-hop right now, having worked with everyone from Drake to Snoop Dogg throughout his career. In his early days, the Seattle native was an underground force, teaming up with Freeway for 2010’s The Stimulus Package, as well as Brother Ali on his fifth album Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color in 2012. His big break wasa production credit for Rick Ross’ "3 Kings" featuring Jay Z and Dr. Dre, a track that exploded his popularity and pushed him into the mainstream.

In the last two years, Jake One has seen a significant rise in his profile, notably making smooth album cuts with the hip-hop elite that grow on you over time. Recently, Jake One has produced two records on 50 Cent’s upcoming Animal Ambition“The Funeral” and “Hustler”—which shows the year is already going pretty well for him. We caught up with the Northwest veteran over the phone to get his favorite songs he’s produced so far in his career. From De La Soul’s “RockCo.Kane Flow” to Drake’s “Furthest Thing,” here are five songs he thinks are clear highlights of his catalogue. —Eric Diep
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Jake One On Producing For Drake, Rick Ross, Chance The Rapper And More

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20 Of The Best One-Producer Albums In Hip-Hop History

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Linking Up With Jake One
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Producer Jake One Talks The Making Of Chance The Rapper’s “Acid Rain”

Chance The Rapper’s project Acid Rap is on a lot of people’s short list for mixtape of the year. As the newbie continues his rise, many will look back at the project that put his name out there...

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The New New: 15 Seattle Rappers You Should Know

After being one of the lesser-known faces of XXL's 2012 Freshmen Class, Seattle native Macklemore and his partner Ryan Lewis have had the best year ever...

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On His Involvement with the Occupy Homes Movement in Minneapolis
On His Involvement with the Occupy Homes Movement in Minneapolis
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Brother Ali, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

Brother Ali returns with his deeply personal new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color...

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Rick Ross Talks The Making of “3 Kings” With Dr. Dre and Jay-Z

Rozay talks the origins of his mega collaboration with two of rap's biggest heavyweights...

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Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Allderdice

With his first solo project in a year, Wiz Khalifa offers up his signature sounds on Taylor Allderdice...

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50 Cent, The Big 10

To mark the ten years since his assault on the mixtape game, 50 Cent has returned with The Big 10, where the Queens native gets back in stride...

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The Importance of a Live Show – Cypress Hill is the Greatest

The Ramblings of a long-time Cypress Hill fan...

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