Jay Rock Shares New Freestyle Over Jay-Z Instrumental

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 20: Rapper Jay Rock performs during halftime of a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at Crypto.com Arena on October 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
Fans are loving Jay Rock's take on the song's beat.

Rappers sharing freestyles over other artists' instrumentals is a time-honored hip-hop tradition. Now Jay Rock became the most recent to join in with a new video shared to YouTube. In the clip, he joined Power 106 Los Angeles to take on the beat from Jay-Z's classic "The Watcher 2." The song shows up on The Blueprint 2 and the original features guest performances from Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and Rakim. In the new clip, Rock pulls up to show off his own talents over the beat.

In the comments of the clip, fans are wildly impressed by what he shows off. "Brooo killed this. Record this in the studio and drop it," one of the top comments on the video reads. "EAST SIDE JOHNNY! CHAMPION LEVEL RAPS! Thank you JAY ROCK for coming by and going to another planet with the bars! Let’s go crazy!!" another commentor agrees. Elsewhere in the comments fans share their favorite bars from the video, of which there are many contenders. Check out the entire freestyle that was just posted to YouTube below.

Jay Rock Crushes New Freestyle

Jay Rock has kept busy with some new releases this year. Just last week he shared another new song, also labelled a "freestyle." The track "Ambition (Freestyle)" seems like more of a one-off than a single from a new album. While he's confirmed that there's a new album on the way at some point, it's unclear if the song will eventually appear on the record.

Earlier this year he teamed up with some high-profile guests for an even more substantial single. Latto and Anderson . Paak contributed to the song "Too Fast (Pull Over) which dropped back in July. The song has racked up nearly 4 million streams on Spotify since it dropped making it his biggest release of the year so far. What do you think of Jay Rock's freestyle over the beat for Jay-Z's "The Watcher 2."? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.