JAY ROCK

Among the slickest West Coast rappers, since he released his proper debut single, "All My Life" (2008), Jay Rock rode the momentum of being named to XXL's 2010 Freshman Class to deliver the Top 20 releases 90059 (2015) and Redemption (2018). Born Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr., Rock was raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. With help from Top Dawg Entertainment, Rock shopped his demos and mixtapes, eventually landing a deal with Warner Bros. In 2008, the major label released his single "All My Life (In the Ghetto)" with guest stars Lil Wayne and will.i.am. By the end of 2010, he had left Warner, but deepened his connection with TDE as a member of Black Hippy alongside Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. 

In 2018, after he survived a serious motorcycle accident, Rock joined with Lamar, Future, and James Blake for the number 21 pop hit "King's Dead," which appeared on Marvel's Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack. Rock's third proper album, Redemption, followed that June via Interscope and entered the Billboard 200 at number 13. Two of its inclusions were Grammy- nominated: "King's Dead" (for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song) and "Win" (also for Best Rap Song); "King's Dead" took home the award for Best Rap Performance. 

JAY ROCK

Among the slickest West Coast rappers, since he released his proper debut single, "All My Life" (2008), Jay Rock rode the momentum of being named to XXL's 2010 Freshman Class to deliver the Top 20 releases 90059 (2015) and Redemption (2018). Born Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr., Rock was raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. With help from Top Dawg Entertainment, Rock shopped his demos and mixtapes, eventually landing a deal with Warner Bros. In 2008, the major label released his single "All My Life (In the Ghetto)" with guest stars Lil Wayne and will.i.am. By the end of 2010, he had left Warner, but deepened his connection with TDE as a member of Black Hippy alongside Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. 

In 2018, after he survived a serious motorcycle accident, Rock joined with Lamar, Future, and James Blake for the number 21 pop hit "King's Dead," which appeared on Marvel's Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack. Rock's third proper album, Redemption, followed that June via Interscope and entered the Billboard 200 at number 13. Two of its inclusions were Grammy- nominated: "King's Dead" (for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song) and "Win" (also for Best Rap Song); "King's Dead" took home the award for Best Rap Performance. 

No matches

Close