Jay Rock About

Hailing from Watts, CA, Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr. (born March 31, 1986), better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer.

Known for his aggressive voice, raw delivery and vivid storytelling, he is the first artist being signed to independent label Top Dawg Entertainment. Apart from his solo career, he is also part of the theoretical hip-hop supergroup Black Hippy along West coast rappers and label mates Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.

Since 2006, Rock released nearly a dozen mixtapes, but failed to achieve major recognition until his commercial debut single All My Life (In the Ghetto), featuring globally known artists Lil Wayne and will.i.am., spawned in 2008. In 2010, he was featured on the cover of the XXL’s annual Top 2010 Freshmen issue and was also named one of the 2010’s breakthrough MCs by MTV.

After much anticipation, Rock’s debut album Follow Me Home was released on July 26, 2011, debuting at #83 on the Billboard 200 with singles All My Life (In the Ghetto) and Hood Gone Love it. The album received a considerable amount of both commercial success and critical acclaim.

In September of 2015, his second studio album 90059 was released, debuting at #16 on the Billboard 200, receiving general acclaim from critics, moving in over 18,000 copies in its first week and spawning 3 singles: Money Trees Deuce, Gumbo and 90059 respectively. The album’s title comes from the zip code of Watts, Los Angeles, California, where Rock was raised.

On February of 2016, Jay Rock was involved in a brutal motorcycle accident, breaking his pelvis and several other bones and having to go through surgery. This event would inspire his next album.

Rock’s third studio album, Redemption was released in June, 2018. The album’s lead single King’s Dead achieved worldwide commercial success, receiving a double-platinum certification and marking Jay Rock’s appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (#21). Redemption debuted at #13 on the Billboard 200, moving over 31,000 units on its first week and receiving general critical acclaim.

Jay Rock Albums

Follow Me Home Follow Me Home Jay Rock Released July 26, 2011 7 40
Black Friday Black Friday Jay Rock Released November 26, 2010 9 41
30 Day Takeover 30 Day Takeover Jay Rock Released September 6, 2009 5 33
Coming Soon 2 a Hood Near You Coming Soon 2 a Hood Near You Jay Rock Released February 9, 2009 1 45
Watts Finest Vol. I Watts Finest Vol. I Jay Rock Released May 18, 2006 10 44

Jay Rock Lyricsby Popularity

1 Play This on the Radio (Ft. Ab-Soul) Jay Rock 110 2 No Joke (Ft. Ab-Soul) Jay Rock 58 3 Go K.Dot (Freestyle) (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Jay Rock 57 4 Jay Rock (Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Major James) Jay Rock 50 5 Kush (Freestyle) Jay Rock 49 6 Black Friday [Album Art + Tracklist] Jay Rock 49 7 Watts Boys (Ft. Emjae & Kendrick Lamar) Jay Rock 48 8 Black Rob (Freestyle) Jay Rock 46 9 Act Tuff (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Jay Rock 45 10 Choppers Jay Rock 45 11 Finest Hour (Ft. BJ the Chicago Kid & Rick Ross) Jay Rock 44 12 M.O.N.E.Y. (Ft. J-Black) Jay Rock 43 13 Ready For War (Ft. YG) Jay Rock 43 14 All My Life (In the Ghetto) (Ft. Lil Wayne & ​will.i.am) Jay Rock 42 15 Juice Jay Rock 41 16 Lay Low (Ft. Storm) Jay Rock 41 17 U Already Know (Ft. Emjae & Kendrick Lamar) Jay Rock 41 18 Elbows (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Jay Rock 40 19 The Takeover Jay Rock 40 20 Just Like Me (Ft. J-Black) Jay Rock 39 21 Freestyle (100 Bars) Jay Rock 39 22 Still In The Hood (Ft. Trae tha Truth) Jay Rock 37 23 Hustle Man (Ft. Ab-Soul) Jay Rock 37 24 Money Makin' Moves (Ft. Juice McCain) Jay Rock 37 25 Shadow Of Death by Black Hippy Jay Rock 37 26 No Joke (Ft. Ab-Soul) Jay Rock 36 27 Who Am I? Jay Rock 35 28 Colors (Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Lil Wayne) Jay Rock 35 29 Talk My Shit (Again and Again) (Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Skyzoo) Jay Rock 34 30 All I Know Is Jay Rock 33 31 Fuck the Police (Ft. Ab-Soul) Jay Rock 33 32 I Wont Go (Ft. Tyrese) Jay Rock 33 33 Fasho (Ft. Balance (Rapper) & Freeway) Jay Rock 33 34 Dollars Make Sense (Ft. Ab-Soul & Glasses Malone) Jay Rock 33 35 Plenty Money (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Jay Rock 33 36 Blood Skit Jay Rock 32 37 Anti-Social Jay Rock 31 38 Nu School Chevys Jay Rock 30 39 Knock It Off (Demo) (Ft. Quavo) Jay Rock 27 40 50 Bars Of Real Shit Jay Rock 26