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Artist Overview - Jay Rock

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

TDE Member, Black Hippy, Westcoast emcee

Jay Rock is a Westcoast Emcee that hails from Nickerson Gardens Projects, Watts, CA. Growing up in Watts was tough for Jay Rock, a Bounty Hunter Blood who was jailed two times before getting his first record deal in 2005 with Top Dawg Entertainment. After signing he and fellow emcees (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab Soul) would form the super group Black Hippy.

Jay would release a handful of mixtapes such as "Black Friday" "Gudda Muzik" as well as the "Welcome to Watts" & "Coming Soon to A Hood Near You" series.

Jay Rock after some issues would release his debut album "Follow Me Home" in 2011 on TDE with Strange Music. Four years later in the Fall of 2015 Jay would release his second album "90059"

The upcoming project titled "Redemption" is scheduled to be released June 15th, 2018 after recovering from his motorcycle accident. The first three singles have dropped; "Win", "Kings Dead" and the most recent "The Bloodiest." The album will include fellow Black Hippy Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Future and production from Boi 1da, Mike Will Made It.

Article originally posted on The Hip Hop Librarian.

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