"90059" has some top-notch production
Back in July, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith posted a 30-second clip to Twitter of Jay Rock impressing the shit out of Kendrick Lamar with one of his latest creations. For weeks, one of the greatest unsolved mysteries on the internet was whether or not this song would appear on the album.
We can all breath a sigh of relief, because the first song Jay Rock played at the listening party was the same one from the clip. It is called "Necessary" and it is 90059's leadoff track.
It was an auspicious beginning that kicked off a series of flavorful beats, all of which were worthy of Jay Rock's spitfire delivery. "Wanna Ride" is a funky banger, with swung yet trappy hi hats and a swerving yet jazzy bass line. "The Ways" managed to incorporate massive 808s into what was overall a bit of a funereal vibe, like the sobering aftermath of a battle. "Telegram," which Jay Rock said is "about being in a relationship with some one that’s always insecure on some bullshit," basically features a more robust version of the "Dying From Thirst" beat. And "Vice City," the Black Hippy joint? We'll get to "Vice City"...