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!
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.
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!