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Jay Rock

voc, *1985 US
Singer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr. Johnny McKinzie

Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr., (born March 31, 1985), better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Watts, California. Rock ultimately chose to pursue a career as a rapper over a life of street crime, after Anthony Tiffith, the founder and CEO of the independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), found Rock in 2005 and signed him to his label. In 2007, alongside TDE, Rock secured a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records and later Asylum Records, but after both mergers fell through, the label signed with Strange Music, after Tech N9ne, Missouri-based rapper and founder of the label, met with them and offered Rock a record deal. Since 2006, Rock has released several mixtapes and is perhaps best known for his 2008 commercial debut single, "All My Life (In the Ghetto)", which features fellow American rappers Lil Wayne and Apart from his solo career, Rock is also known for being a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside fellow West Coast rappers and TDE label-mates Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. In 2011, after signing his joint-venture deal with Strange Music, Rock's often-delayed and long-awaited debut studio album produced by his Irish Cousin Nathan Maher Cashin, Follow Me Home, was released in July of that year. The album was supported by the singles "All My Life (In the Ghetto)" and "Hood Gone Love It". His second studio album 90059 was released in September 2015. It was supported by the singles "Money Trees Deuce", "Gumbo" and the title track. In June 2018, Rock released his third studio album ‘’Redemption’’. All three albums have achieved relative critical and commercial success.

Popular Tracks   
King's Dead (with Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake) on King's Dead by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar & Future
Wow Freestyle (feat. Kendrick Lamar) on Redemption by Jay Rock
WIN on Redemption by Jay Rock
Hood Gone Love It (feat. Kendrick Lamar) on Follow Me Home by Jay Rock
OSOM (feat. J. Cole) on Redemption by Jay Rock
Tap Out (feat. Jeremih) on Redemption by Jay Rock
Redemption (feat. SZA) on Redemption by Jay Rock
Vice City (feat. Black Hippy) on 90059 by Jay Rock
Shit Real (feat. Tee Grizzley) on Redemption by Jay Rock
True Story (feat. Jay Rock & Jay Worthy) on The House Is Burning by Isaiah Rashad

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Title Artist Year Type
WinJay Rock2018Single
RedemptionJay Rock2018Album
King's DeadJay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake2018Single
90059Jay Rock2015Album
Streetz Of LA Volume 12Jay Rock2011Album
Black HippyKendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q2011Album
Follow Me HomeJay Rock2011Album
From Hood Tales To The Cover Of XXLJay Rock2010Album
Black FridayJay Rock2010Album
Coming Soon 2 A Hood Near YouJay Rock2009Album
All My Life (Ghetto)Jay Rock2008Single
No Sleep Til NYCK Dot & Jay Rock2007Album
Lift Me UpJay Rock2007Album
Tell Yo MamaJay Rock2007Album
Watts Finest Vol. III (The Watts Riot)Jay Rock Presented By DJ Skee2007Album
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