Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & ScHoolboy Q List Their Vices With No Shame (Video)
A lot can change in 4 years. When Jay Rock released his debut album, Follow Me Home, in 2011, Top Dawg Entertainment was a fledgling imprint trying to establish itself. Though its core 4 artists–Rock, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar–had amassed a healthy following amongst Heads, they were nowhere near household names. Fast-forward to 2015, however, and the collective, also known as Black Hippy, has become one of the most respected and recognized tandems in all of Hip-Hop.
Despite all of the individual successes and accolades, when it comes to the team it’s all crew love. While it’s been common for the members to separately support one another on their solo projects, it’s been rare in the last couple of years for Rock, Q, Kendrick and Soul-O to unite on one track. However, as Jay Rock, the first of the team to break and the one who put the others on his back (and on tour), releases his new 90059 album, the TDE originals have united behind him on “Vice City.”
The song is deceptively lyrical, as they employ a slow flow to detail the vices they’ve picked up with their success. The video emphasizes these humanisms, in the flesh…often lots of it. Take a look at the clip and pick up Jay Rock’s album here.