Jay Rock’s sophomore album, 90059, will be dropping shortly. Finally, right? Seems like we’ve been waiting for this since he had that memorable verse on “Money Trees” back in 2012. But no worries, fam, as the most anticipated track on the album, “Vice City,” is out now. It features the entire Black Hippy collective — Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q are all in the mix — going in on Cardo’s roomy beat. “Vice City” is, however, missing a Tommy Vercetti sample somewhere. I personally find Rock and Lamar’s exaggerated deliveries and outrageous flows to be the best moments on the track, with Lamar in particular going HAM. (He throws off some crazy lines like “10th grade, I gave her all shade, but now she got some ass, I wanna hit it now” and “I just bought a new coat, I just might go broke, I can’t stand myself”.) Don’t sweat, Soul and Q also go bar-for-bar, too. Want to hear it? Check out this 90059 banger from the Black Hippy collective after the jump, and don’t you sleep on the new Jay Rock album either — cop it over at iTunes immediately. Support rap music!
Having already shared the title track and “Money Trees Deuce” from his forthcoming album 90059, Jay Rock returns with “Easy Bake” featuring fellow TDE alum Kendrick Lamar. The track was premiered on Shade 45 last night. Check out a radio rip below and be on the lookout for 90059.
Are you like me: Sitting around patiently awaiting the release of some new Jay Rock? Well, I’ve got some great news — no, it’s not out. But apparently Rock held a listening session for his forthcoming studio album, which remains untitled. So, it looks as though the release of an album for Rock is approaching. (It’s worth noting: There will be track called “Vice City,” which if anything like the video game, will be slamming.) And if you weren’t bumping the hell out of “90059” already, then check out this video for the track. After the jump!
While rap nerds patentily await the inevitable release of Jay Rock’s long-gestating album, the LA emcee is sharing a new track in “90059,” which is the area code for Rock’s Watts neighborhood. Over an eery instrumental, produced by Tae Beast, Rock channels some inner demons as he tears into the track with some chilling rhymes). Hear Jay Rock’s “90059” after the jump.
Earlier this month Jay Rock dropped his newest single, “Money Trees Deuce,” which was a sequel to the awesome Kendrick Lamar track in both its title and song’s spirit. Now Rock is sharing the official visuals for the track. It’s Jay Rock so you’re gonna wanna press play. Check it after the jump.
Finally, some new Jay Rock! We’re remaining hopeful that he’s next up for an album release because he’s someone rap needs to drop a full length project. And Jay Rock’s return is quite awesome with this equally dope song title that’s got us thinking crazy. And for the second “Money Trees” Rock raps about those similar themes as in the first: making money and maintaining in the hood. Listen to “Money Trees Deuce” after the jump.
Thanksgiving is here! Thanksgiving is here! But it’s not all fun and games and stuffing your face with food. While we sit comfortably in our humble abode with our loved ones, celebrating with a feast, there are those who go out and make sure to help those in need. Sadly, however, rappers aren’t exactly the first profession that’d cross your mind as being “helpful” as these are merely gangsters, drug dealers, and entertainers, right? Wrong. For example Birdman and Cash Money are participating in their 20th annual Turkey Giveaway this week. And that’s not all, as rappers like Jeezy, T.I., and Ludacris regularly find themselves helping local Atlanta natives enjoy their Thanksgiving as well. So, we here at iHipHop decided we’d attempt to dispel the myths of rappers being careless and lazy, and showcase their good deeds, by assembling a picture slideshow of them giving back on Thanksgiving. Enjoy and happy Thanksgiving!
For the sixth episode of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary season Top Dawg Entertainment’s star pupil Kendrick Lamar hit the stage as the musical guest alongside guest host Woody Harrelson. Kendrick performed two songs, one being his radio hit, The Isley Brothers sampled “i” and Jay Rock’s “Pay for It”. For “i” Kendrick took the stage with unkempt hair and blacked-out contacts (see: above photo), making reference to Method Man whose debut record Tical was released 20 years ago that day. Check out Kendrick’s hyped, energetic SNL performances after the jump.
It appears as though Jay Rock is up next in the Top Dawg Entertainment camp. After low-key releasing the rap song of the year when everyone was least expecting in “Parental Advisory” he followed that up with the Kendrick Lamar featured track “Pay for It” which, needless to say, was also fire. Now Rock returns with the visuals for the former where he is chilling in his hometown of Watts, LA. Hopefully we get album details soon. Peep the video for “Parental Advisory” after the jump.