Jay Rock Refuses To Compromise. Even His Freestyles Are Hard-Body (Audio)
Throughout the weekend, many Hip-Hop Heads are making visits to the 90059 zip code, listening to Jay Rock’s sophomore solo album. The breakthrough Top Dawg Entertainment artist for nearly a decade swings through L.A. Leakers. Not often recognized as much as onetime pupil Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul in the freestyle format, Jay Rock has left a trail of definitive free-form verses throughout his career that prove otherwise.
“Work Harder” (as its known officially) is the latest. J.R. jabs at the beat with a rigid cadence and a lot of emphasis on his hard surroundings have made a hard MC. Beyond the album, moments like this are a strong testament to the Watts, California artist’s growth since his last album check-in. What’s more, he brings his environment with him (tying into the latest LP’s theme) in all occasions, including this.
As the Leakers like to do, this one is available for free download too.