Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar Go Off Again In Their Latest Collaboration (Audio)
Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look.
To help with that task, we’ve created two playlists. One features more recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so—while the other is throwback, focused on the 1980s and ’90s. We update each of these playlists regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.
Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar have a decade of history together. When the Watts MC was the first artist out of the gate for Top Dawg Entertainment, it was his little homie from Compton that was often flanking him. In 2018, Kendrick is Hip-Hop’s biggest star of the 2010s, and he is right beside Rock on “King’s Dead,” the latest look from TDE’s upcoming Black Panther Soundtrack (February 9). Joined by Future, the song is lyrical spree. With the kind of menacing beat that is favored by TDE and Freebandz, all three artists dismiss life’s nuisances while messing up some commas. Halfway through the song, the beat breaks entirely for Kendrick’s closing verse. He waxes a different flow than Future Hendrix and the 90059 creator, respectively. The charging beat and confidence in the lyrics should be the perfect complement to Marvel’s record-setter in pre-sales.
In addition to new music from Jay Rock, Kendrick, and Future’s latest, the playlist features recent music from Eminem, Lute, Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Statik Selektah, Brent Faiyaz, Jaden Smith, CyHi The Prynce, Scarface, Rapsody, Gucci Mane, Evidence, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Big K.R.I.T., Wu-Tang Clan, Nipsey Hussle, and a host of others.