Jake It Till You Make It Tracklist
In Stores 11.18.16
Friday, November 18th: Brooklyn, NY-by-way-of-Tennessee producer & emcee Jake Palumbo releases his 4th official solo effort via his independent label SpaceLAB Recordings – Jake It Till You Make It, a follow-up to 2014’s Curtain Jerker compilation, & his two previous studio albums Jobber To The Stars & District Selectman.
While the album’s title hopefully inspires a laugh, the sentiments are neither ironic, nor sarcastic. An independent artist for over 10 years, & having worked at almost every level of the music industry – artist, producer, engineer, DJ, intern, studio manager, studio owner, & entrepreneur-by-necessity, the album is an idiosyncratic, snarky commentary on his unusual journey of patience, sticking to one’s mission, betting on long-shots & quite simply never giving up. Over a soundtrack that spans traditional boom-bap to spaced-out Southern melodies, Jake Palumbo delivers in a stream-of-consciousness rant style that seeks to “edutain” – sneaking it’s uplifting message in between multi-syllabic bars of imagination, hedonism & dark, matter-of-fact humor & inside jokes.
The 16-track LP was Produced entirely by Jake Palumbo, & features guest appearances from Roc Marciano, Ras Kass, Ruste Juxx, Tek of Smif-N-Wessun, El Da Sensei, Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Innocent?, Sean Price (RIP), as well as the SpaceLAB Recordings roster – C-Zar Van Gogh, Ciphurphace, Gotham Heights, & Ollie OX.
The 2nd single & music video “Exoskeleton” featuring Ruste Juxx & Tek, was released on November 15th, to positive reviews in the online hip-hop community. Visuals were directed by Megadon, who also handled the clip for the 1st single “Tuffalupagus” featuring C-Zar Van Gogh.
As a producer, Jake Palumbo is currently in the studio preparing full length projects with Ruste Juxx, El Da Sensei of The Artifacts, Rock Mecca & more. Keeping busy as an engineer he’s been behind the recording, mixing & mastering of many albums out of his Manhattan studio such as Shabaam Sahdeeq Keepers Of The Lost Art, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts Dank God, Vol. 1, the upcoming Rockness Monsta solo LP Rockness AP & many more. For more information visit www.jakepalumbo.com
All Songs Produced By Jake Palumbo
Long Road To F-List Stardom
Jake It Till You Make It
Tuffalupagus feat. C-Zar Van Gogh
Wolf Of 30th Street
Undisputed Underdogs feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq
Cobra Clutch (Still Holding Up)
Manilla Envelopes feat. Roc Marciano & Innocent?
Exoskeleton feat. Ruste Juxx & Tek of Smif-N-Wessun
Gravy Like Gumbo feat. El Da Sensei
Pieces (Sad Boi Burriell) feat. Gotham Heights
Jackie Shell, Bounty Hunter feat. El Gant & Ras Kass
High Tide Rising
Wrong End Of The Telescope feat. Ollie OX & Ciphurphace
Dikembe Palumbo feat. Sean Price