Top Dawg Entertainment's most gangster member just dropped a new album. Jay Rock is back with a full length, 13-song album titled Redemption and links up with fellow TDE members Kendrick Lamar and SZA as well as J. Cole, Jeremih and Future.
We already heard the standout track "King's Dead" and were impatiently awaiting the full project that's here in its entirety showing a new side the the TDE rapper. Jay Rock has always been hard, which he flexes here, but he also explores new territory of him singing showcasing some new versatility. Enjoy!
J. Cole just recently sat down with Angie Martinez for an extended, 90-minute interview that took place before Cole’s performance in Miami, Florida at Rolling Loud. The interview covered a broad range of topics, but included some crucial tidbits of information that caught our attention.
The juiciest piece of news that we got from J. Cole is unfortunately pretty disappointing. The rumored and highly anticipated collaboration album with Kendrick Lamar, that Ab-Soul seemingly confirmed, in fact does not exist. Cole goes on to comment on how he thinks Ab-Soul got confused:
“[Ab-Soul] might be talking about when we originally got to work. This was years ago... we just did a few songs, a bunch of ideas, put it like that. You wouldn't call it an album, nothing like that." - J. Cole
Cole also stated how there aren’t any plans to bring it to fruition any time soon. Over the years, many members of TDE have teased the joint project between the hip-hop heavyweights. However the group of jokers, were doing just that - making jokes.
In the same interview, however, J. Cole did confirm that he is the mysterious kiLL Edwards that is featured on his album KOD (which was certified gold in under a month). He also confirmed that he is already working on a full-length studio album that will be released under that name. J. Cole went on to explain how he felt like he was being pigeonholed into talking about himself while rapping under the name J. Cole, and that kiLL Edwards would provide a fresh, new way for him to channel his creativity.
Stay tuned for more news regarding the kiLL Edwards project, and watch the full, extended interview with Angie Martinez below. Enjoy!
TDE’s Jay Rock is back! He dropped one of the best rap songs of the year with “King’s Dead” alongside Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake and keeps the new music coming ahead of his forthcoming album due this year. Now Jay Rock has enlisted Kendrick Lamar for his new song “Win.”
There’s little information on Jay Rock’s new album but we do know that “King’s Dead” will appear on the project, it’s not clear whether “Win” will or not, but it’s promising for the album rollout to start with this new song dropping. “Win” finds a trappy instrumental highlighted by the big trumpet section while Kendrick holds down the ad-libs throughout. Can we have Kendrick do ad-libs on everything please? Enjoy!
Jay Rock - Win
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