It's tough for some to remain behind the scenes. Stones Throw signee Jonwayne has been a producer first and foremost, collaborating with the likes of Flying Lotus, but as the man himself says on his Facebook page, he's "a rapper and producer who refuses to give up either one." So Rap Album One is actually Jonwayne's third album and his first as an MC, and damn if he doesn't own it. His deep timbre lends extra gravitas to his rhymes on tracks like "You Can Love Me When I'm Dead," while other times he's goofing around on some nerd-rap vibes, rapping about juniper, Hermes and The Matrix on "Find Me in the Future." Meanwhile, his production remains top-notch, slow and menacing on "You Can Love Me When I'm Dead," big and open-hearted on "The Come Up Pt. 1," and mind-bending on "Pt. 2." Sure, everyone wants to be a star. Luckily for Jonwayne, he seems to be able to do it all.