Rapper Jay Rock was born in Watts, Los Angeles, had has been involved in the city's notorious gang-scene. Musically and not least in his lyrics, Rock is inspired by his roots and experiences from Watts. After some years of being a rapper with a few critically acclaimed mixtapes, Rock debuted in 2008 with the single "All My Life (In The Ghetto)" with Lil Wayne and will.i.am. He collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Rock Ross and Ab-Soul to publish his first album, Follow Me Home, in 2011. He released the sequel 90059 in 2015.
In summer 2018, Jay Rock published his third album Redemption, which featured the hit single "King's Dead" - the song that was used on the soundtrack of "Black Panther" and features Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake. The new album also has contributions from guests like SZA, Future, J. Cole and Jeremih.
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