Jay Rock Examines Watts’ Treachery In A Style He’s Never Before Used (Audio)

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Since his mid-2000s introduction, Jay Rock’s raps have strongly characterized his streets of Watts, California. A product of South Central, Los Angeles, the Top Dawg Entertainment MC chooses a new methodology in describing his ‘hood in “90059.” Named after his native zip code, the Lance Skiiiwalker-assisted record finds a possessed protagonist, fed up with villains, users, and abusers around every turn. The record vents, with its ominous chorus and sinister bassline. This is a man who wants to be left alone, and simply can’t win.

The elder statesman of the Black Hippy crew, the oft-impenetrable Jay seems to have taken a page from his band-mates’ malleable personalities in this one, without compromising his subject matter.

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As Jay approaches his sophomore album, is this formula working?

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