Kendrick Lamar isn’t always attacking cultural appropriation. He’s a bit of a jokester if you didn’t know.
Jay Rock found out the hard way this week, when he took to Power 106 LA to help promote his new album, 90059, which features every member of TDE, and a stellar contribution from Busta Rhymes.
Well, never mind all that, Kendrick Lamar just had to get this joke off. So, K. Dot called into the show pretending to be an interested lady caller, looking for someone “tall, dark and handsome,” a description Jay Rock gushed at–you can tell just from the audio.
Before things went too far, Kendrick revealed himself to be Kendrick, and not someone Jay Rock should be going home to after the show. Listen below.
We’ve got to take the Black Hippy collaborations where we can get them.
The highly sought-after collective from California, two of whom have released #1 albums, and two of whom have ruled the underground with iron fists for at least half a decade, sometimes come together and gift the rap world with records, meshing all four of their critically-acclaimed styles, and the latest of those is “Vice City.”
Jay Rock‘s 90059 album–his first LP since 2011’s Follow Me Home–has finally been released, and “Vice City,” has been granted a video, in which Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul express the sentiment that, well, big booties might be the death of them.
Before you listen to the album this Friday, check this preview out.
The September 11th release date of Jay Rock‘s 90059 gets nearer and nearer and TDE decide to release a short documentary which goes into a little bit of detail about the making of the album.
In the clip, you’ll see Rock explaining the title of the project, him in the studio with his peers throughout the recording process of the album, see him in his area talking about growing up there, talking about the immense success of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, footage of the listening session for the LP and a whole lot more.
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The last time Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar appeared on an album, “Money Trees” happened. The slow-building, cryptic, DJ Dahi-produced ode to financial safety is widely known as Jay Rock’s coming out party, and for good reason. His verse, decidedly more aggressive than Kendrick’s, never stopped for air on its run to the finish line, and his eerie descriptions of hiding narcotics from authorities in the bushes in a tone with twice the tinge of paranoia Jeezy‘s had when he did it just under a decade ago, made for the perfect ending to one of GKMC‘s best records.
This time, Rock and Kendrick are back, this time as Batman and Robin on “Easy Bake,” which is void of all paranoia, and instead flips drug-dealing metaphors to help describe Rock’s current state: he’s been bubbling, but it’s time.
Rock’s new album, 90059, his first in over 4 years, appears as if it’ll be released next week.
Jay Rock has been gearing up for the release of his long-awaited LP with the release of some impressive singlesand a solid music video. He recently gave the title track, “90059” visual treatment after holding an exclusive listening party over the weekend. The video opens with an unreleased number from his TDE label mate SZA. TDE’s first lady takes a restrained and unconscious Jay Rock for a spin in her whip before the title track starts.
The menacing track is produced by TaeBeast while the visuals are directed by PANAMÆRA & The Little Homies. Unfortunately we still haven’t received a release date for 90059 but take a look at the video above until TDE’s secret weapon decides to bless the streets.
Jay Rock takes us back to Watts in his latest visual for “Money Trees Deuce,” which acts as the sequel to Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city cut “Money Trees.” The TDE general reminisces with family, runs from cops, and hits up a downtown L.A. rooftop in the clip, which you can watch above.
Can we please, please have the new Jay Rock album?
Of the four members of Black Hippy, Jay Rock is experiencing the longest layover in between albums, as his last effort, Follow Me Home, was released in July of 2011. Since then, he’s released singles, bodied freestyles, and stolen the show on Kendrick Lamar‘s platinum-selling debut album, but we’ve no new album from the Watts, California rep.
Today, we receive another tease, by way of a Flippa and J-Proof instrumental, “Money Trees Deuce,” billed as the sequel to the very song on Kendrick’s debut, “Money Trees,” that Rock destroyed in 2012. Rock adopts smoother, more subtle flow than we’re used to hearing from him, but still delivers the gritty, no-nonsense lyrics he’s used to anchor his recent releases, “Parental Advisory” and “Pay For It.”