Rap Album One

Rap Album One is a studio album by American hip hop artist Jonwayne.[1] It was released on October 29, 2013 on Stones Throw Records.[2] Music videos were created for "The Come Up"[3] and "How to Be a Gemini."[4]

Rap Album One
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
GenreHip hop
LabelStones Throw
Jonwayne chronology
Oodles of Doodles
Rap Album One
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Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Potholes in My Blog[12]
Spectrum Culture[13]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 74, based on 8 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

Del F. Cowie of Exclaim! gave the album a 7 out of 10, commenting that "Jonwayne's flow is verbose, cerebral and free-associative by nature; toss in the gruff delivery, and the MF Doom comparisons are inevitable."[8] Kyle Kramer of Pitchfork gave the album a 6.0 out of 10, saying, "His sound is minimal, in many cases relying on just piano and subdued drum pattern—live he uses just a sampler and a mic—which works to vivid effect."[11]

Laurent Fintoni of Fact praised the album as "the sound of an artist who's finally found some balance between his rapper and producer halves."[9] In January 2014, it was named the Worldwide Winner of Album of the Year by British radio and club DJ Gilles Peterson.[14] Max Bell of LA Weekly also called it "one of the best rap albums of the year".[15]

Track listing

1."After the Calm"Jonwayne4:36
2."You Can Love Me When I'm Dead"Jonwayne3:58
3."Find Me in the Future"Jonwayne2:48
4."The Come Up Pt. 1" (featuring Scoop DeVille)Jonwayne2:44
5."The Come Up Pt. 2"Scoop DeVille2:22
6."Yung Grammar"Jonwayne2:55
8."Zeroh's Song"Jonwayne3:55
9."How to Be a Gemini"Jonwayne3:00
10."Black Magic"Scoop DeVille3:03


Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[16]

  • Jonwayne – vocals, production (tracks 1–4, 6–9, 11), recording
  • D-Styles – turntables (track 2)
  • Scoop DeVille – additional vocals (track 4), production (tracks 5, 10)
  • Zeroh – additional vocals (track 8), additional keyboards (track 8)
  • Mndsgn – additional keyboards (track 11)
  • Daddy Kev – mixing, mastering
  • Jeff Jank – design
  • Theo Jemison – photography


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  2. Ryce, Andrew (September 12, 2013). "RA News: Jonwayne readies Rap Album One". Resident Advisor. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  3. Martins, Chris (January 7, 2014). "Jonwayne Raps Inside of a Giant Diamond in 'The Come Up' Video". Spin. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. Martins, Chris (February 25, 2014). "Jonwayne's Office Drone Goes Postal in 'How to Be a Gemini' Video". Spin. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. "Rap Album One - Jonwayne". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  6. Jeffries, David. "Rap Album One - Jonwayne". AllMusic. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  7. Brydon, Grant (November 20, 2013). "Jonwayne - Rap Album One". Clash. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  8. Cowie, Del F. (October 29, 2013). "Jonwayne - Rap Album One". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  9. Fintoni, Laurent (November 8, 2013). "Jonwayne - Rap Album One". Fact. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  10. Rew, Jessica (November 23, 2013). "Jonwayne - Rap Album One". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  11. Kramer, Kyle (November 12, 2013). "Jonwayne: Rap Album One". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  12. Aborisade, Femi (October 29, 2013). "Jonwayne – Rap Album One". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  13. Kangas, Chaz (November 26, 2013). "Jonwayne: Rap Album One". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  14. "WORLDWIDE AWARDS 2014 // THE WINNERS!". Gilles Peterson Worldwide. January 19, 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  15. Bell, Max (October 29, 2013). "Jonwayne Has One of the Best Rap Albums of the Year". LA Weekly. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  16. Rap Album One (Media notes). Jonwayne. Stones Throw Records. 2013.CS1 maint: others (link)
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