Ab-Soul: "This Bench Is Getting Warm As Fuck"
Top Dawg Entertainment’s stable of emcees is one of the best in the game. However, it can be tough to keep everyone happy with so many mouths to feed, so to speak. Ab-Soul is the only artist of the bunch who hasn’t released a critically-acclaimed and widely promoted album. His last project, These Days… came out after ScHoolboy Q’s widely popular Oxymoron but it didn’t receive nearly same amount of promotion. The same goes for Jay Rock’s 90059 and any of Kendrick Lamar’s albums.
TDE President Promises Four New Albums This Year
Top Dawg Entertainment had a strong year in 2015, releasing two fantastic albums in Jay Rock’s 90059 and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Don’t ever think that they’ll take a minute to rest on their laurel’s though.
Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign At TDE Holiday Concert
TDE hosted their second annual holiday concert yesterday at Nickerson Gardens, the Watts, CA housing projects where Jay Rock and TDE head honcho Anthony "Top Dog" Tiffith grew up. After giving away innumerable toys, the squad got together for a brief set, performing "Vice City" and their biggest individual hits before bringing out Big Sean for "Alright" & "Blessings" and then Ty Dolla $ign for "Blase." The overcast skies prevented TDE and its fans from enjoying some classic LA sunshine, it was an afternoon for the ages in South Central.
TDE Announces 2nd Annual Holiday Concert & Toy Giveaway
TDE is returning to Watts, L.A. for the label's 2nd annual holiday concert and toy giveaway. As with the inaugural event last year, the festivities will be held in the Nickerson Gardens Projects, where both Jay Rock and TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith grew up. The free concert will go from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM on December 22 and will be open to the public.
Jay Rock Responds To Wale's Kendrick Lamar Call-Out
Wale was up to his usual ways this morning, responding to his lack of Grammy nominations on Twitter. While he had a lot to say about being unappreciated, it was actually a comment about Kendrick Lamar that got the most attention.
Jay Rock Announces "90059" Tour
As only two dates remain on Kendrick Lamar's "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour, another TDE rapper, Jay Rock, has announced an imminent tour of his own. Rock has performed at a handful of Kendrick's "Groove Sessions," and he's set to appear at the tour's final show on November 10 in Oakland, but the quality of his recent album, 90059, warrants a tour of his own.
ScHoolboy Q Celebrates His Birthday By "Bumpin" His New Album
ScHoolboy Q has been teasing a new album now and again on Twitter throughout the year, but he never gives away too much info. Today was no different, as Q posted on Instagram, letting fans know he was 'bumpin' his new album to celebrate "H day," otherwise known as his own birthday.
Kendrick Lamar Adds Dates To His "Kunta's Groove Sessions" Tour
Kendrick Lamar is finally heading out on a tour in support of his immense new album To Pimp A Butterfly, and while it started as a very short stint, he's decided to extend the tour with a few additional dates today.
Kendrick Lamar Shares "Kunta's Groove Sessions" Tour Dates, Jay Rock To Support
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is still among the very best rap albums released this year, but unfortunately, we still haven't seen a proper tour in support of the ambitious LP. Today, Lamar has shared dates for the "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour, which he teased as "8 cities. 8 nights, 8 intimate shows" earlier this week. The poster also promised "Music! Dance! Performance! and More!".
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Jay Rock's "90059"?
Jay Rock's 90059 was fire as fuck. That's what the readers of HNHH believe, anyways. Sales numbers did not reflect the album's flammability, but those of you who copped it have no doubt gotten to know it quite well.
Jay Rock's First Week Sales For "90059"
The first week numbers for Jay Rock's overdue 90059 album have arrived. The album was slated to move 15k-18k opening week, which includes streams. He's landed right in the middle of that projection, after selling 16,012 copies opening week.
Review: Jay Rock's "90059"
Would you believe that Jay Rock has been signed to Top Dawg Entertainment for ten years? They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and apparently TDE wasn’t either, because Anthony Tiffith and his group of MCs have been hacking at this hip hop thing for a while now.
Kendrick Lamar Prank Calls Jay Rock
During his appearance on Power 106's "The Lift Off," Jay Rock received a flattering on-air call from a female fan who wanted to let him know that she loved ("looooved") the album. Jay Rock was taken aback but played it smooth, "Man, I appreciate that, baby." The caller let Rock know that she likes 'em "tall, dark, and handsome" and asked for his digits. Jay Rock laughed it off. "You know I don’t give my number out on-air,” he said. “Hit me up on Tinder.”
Stream Jay Rock's "90059"
Most of you have probably already heard Jay Rock's new album, 90059. Considering just how many years we waited for a sophomore LP from the first TDE signee, it was hard to wait much longer once the album became available on iTunes. We we're actually searching for a stream for the album once it dropped, however it wasn't available immediately. Nonetheless, TDE has added it to Spotify now, so in case you were holding out for some reason, you can listen below.
6 "90059" Producers To Know
Jay Rock’s highly anticipated sophomore effort 90059 is finally upon us and it’s a great listen that is equal parts trippy and trappy. The unique production value takes aim at combining the high points of other 2015 standouts like Sremm Life and AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP.
First Week Sales Projections For Jay Rock's "90059"
Jay Rock and TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith had unorthodox strategy for the 90059 rollout, waiting until a satisfactory number of people had pre-ordered the album before releasing it on September 11th. The first week sales projections are now in...
Jay Rock's "90059" Is On iTunes
Jay Rock's second studio album 90059 finally dropped, it's Christmas come early. The talented MC from Watts hasn't gotten the shine of his TDE-mates Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and even Ab-Soul. He's now ready to step out into a broader, brighter spotlight. "Feel like this is my moment, feel like it's time for change," he raps on opening banger "Necessary." 11 tracks in length, 90059 gets features from Busta Rhymes, Isaiah Rashad, Lance Skiiiwalker, and the whole Black Hippy crew.
10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks
Jay Rock has made quite the name for himself over the past few years with strong features alongside his peers Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Schoolboy Q. Just recently, the California native released his second full-length album 90059, so what better time to look back at some of the essential tracks he's delivered throughout his tenure, both from that album and prior.
Jay Rock Sets Release Date For "90059"
Jay Rock has finally given his upcoming album, 90059, an official release date. We had a feeling the date was just around the corner, and Rock just confirmed that 90059 will be out next Friday, on September 11. 9-11 #90059
Jay Rock's "90059" Dropping Tonight?
Well, then. As many of you know, Jay Rock's album release strategy is relying on a certain number of pre-orders. Once he hits that magic number, the TDE rapper says he'll be dropping his highly anticipated album, 90059, his first one in a minute.