Jay Rock

Jay Rock

Biography

Born in Watts, CA, hardcore rapper Jay Rock was raised in the city's Nickerson Gardens Projects. With most neighborhood teens joining a gang, it was a no-win situation for Rock since hanging with any of his childhood friends meant he has engaging in "anti-social behavior" according to the law. Two such incidents found Rock violating the area's gang injunction and landing in jail.

These hard times influenced the rapper's lyrics and soon appearances on local mixtapes found him rapping in a hard style reminiscent of local hero the Game. With the help of Top Dawg Entertainment, he shopped his demos and mixtapes, eventually landing a deal with Warner Bros. The major label released his single "All My Life" with guest star Lil Wayne in 2008, and then partnered him with the Game for the West Coast anthem "Follow Me Home"."

A year later, the latter cut would become the title track to his debut album, which featured fellow Top Dawg artist Kendrick Lamar. Lamar returned for the sophomore release 90059, an album named after the Watts zip code. It debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Discography

Jay Rock - From Hood Tales To The Cover Of XXL

Jay Rock - From Hood Tales To The Cover Of XXL

Howie McDuffie Music Group2010
Jay Rock - Black Friday

Jay Rock - Black Friday

Rock The Beat Music2010
Jay Rock - Follow Me Home

Jay Rock - Follow Me Home

Strange Music, Top Dawg Entertainment, RBC Records2011
Ab-Soul & Jay Rock - Two Black Hippy

Ab-Soul & Jay Rock - Two Black Hippy

Dundridge Entertainment, Unlimited Business2014
Jay Rock - Watts Finest Vol. 1

Jay Rock - Watts Finest Vol. 1

Nick Gardens2015
Jay Rock - 90059

Jay Rock - 90059

Top Dawg Entertainment2015

Guest Appearances

  • We All In

Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money

SMC Recordings2009
Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar EP
  • I Do This

Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar EP

Top Dawg Entertainment2009
Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Aint Got No Name Vol. 3
  • We Gangbangin

Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Aint Got No Name Vol. 3

Direct Connect2009
Big Rich - Built To Last
  • Still Mobbin'

Big Rich - Built To Last

3 Story Muzik2010
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Live By Night
  • Light Go Down

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Live By Night

Timeless Entertainment2010
Yukmouth - Free At Last
  • The Life

Yukmouth - Free At Last

Smoke-A-Lot Records, RBC Records2010
Tech N9ne Collabos - The Gates Mixed Plate
  • Paper With Brian B Shynin Intro

Tech N9ne Collabos - The Gates Mixed Plate

Strange Music2010
Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa
  • Rep 2 Tha Fullest

Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa

Decon2010
Roccett - America's Nightmare
  • Be Afraid

Roccett - America's Nightmare

Get Your Green Up Entertainment2010
Lee Majors & Omni - Jet Lag And Turkey Bags
  • Is That Right

Lee Majors & Omni - Jet Lag And Turkey Bags

Omnialien LLC2011
Tech N9ne Collabos - Welcome To Strangeland
  • Kocky

Tech N9ne Collabos - Welcome To Strangeland

Strange Music2011
Tech N9ne - All 6's And 7's
  • You Owe Like Pookie

Tech N9ne - All 6's And 7's

Strange Music2011
Big Scoob - Damn Fool
  • Damu

Big Scoob - Damn Fool

Strange Music2011
Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser
  • No Sympathy

Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser

Suburban Noize Records2011
ScHoolboy Q - Setbacks
  • WHat’s THe Word

ScHoolboy Q - Setbacks

Top Dawg Entertainment2011
Krypto - Rare Breed
  • I Won't Tell

Krypto - Rare Breed

Sacred Muzic2012
Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa
  • Krazy

Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa

ESGN2012
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
  • Money Trees

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records2012
Ab-Soul - Control System
  • Lust Demons

Ab-Soul - Control System

TopDawg Ent.2012
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
  • 2 Raw

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Top Dawg Entertainment2012
Hot Dollar - The Crackhead Mixtape Vol.2
  • Ball Hard

Hot Dollar - The Crackhead Mixtape Vol.2

Dollar Figga Elite, Inc2012
Beeda Weeda - Too Short Presents Mack'n Trap'n & Rap'n, Vol. 2
  • West Up

Beeda Weeda - Too Short Presents Mack'n Trap'n & Rap'n, Vol. 2

Beeda Weeda Productions, PTB2013
Freddie Gibbs - ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally)
  • Certified Live

Freddie Gibbs - ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally)

ESGN2013
Badnews - Heavy Lies The Crown, Pt. 1
  • Ridin Down The Block

Badnews - Heavy Lies The Crown, Pt. 1

Gang Profit Records2013
Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 3.1
  • We Gangbangin

Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 3.1

All Money In No Money Out, Inc2013
League Of Starz - LOS.FM - Deluxe Edition
  • In The Hood

League Of Starz - LOS.FM - Deluxe Edition

League Of Starz2013
Yukmouth & The Dragons - Dragon Dynasty
  • Active

Yukmouth & The Dragons - Dragon Dynasty

The Dragons Era2014
Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies
  • West Up

Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies

RBC Records2014
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
  • Shot You Down

Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo

Top Dawg Entertainment2014
Bigg Steele - Skorcezzi
  • Angels

Bigg Steele - Skorcezzi

Street Currency Entertainment2014
Young Trav - Ruthless Mentality
  • Party With Me

Young Trav - Ruthless Mentality

All Day Every Day Records, Pannes Ave2014
YG - My Krazy Life
  • I Just Wanna Party

YG - My Krazy Life

Def Jam Recordings2014
Ab-Soul - These Days...
  • Feelin Us

Ab-Soul - These Days...

Top Dawg Entertainment2014
Black Hippy - Black Hippy
  • I Do It For Hip Hop

Black Hippy - Black Hippy

First Place Records2014
Montana Montana Montana - Pezzy Montana
  • California Zone

Montana Montana Montana - Pezzy Montana

925five Records2014
Ab-Soul - Long Term 1 & 2
  • No Pressure

Ab-Soul - Long Term 1 & 2

AAA Records2015
Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade
  • Tity And Dolla

Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade

Top Dawg Entertainment2016
The Game - The Documentary 2 + 2.5 (Collector's Edition)
  • Gang Bang Anyway

The Game - The Documentary 2 + 2.5 (Collector's Edition)

eOne Music2016
E-40 - The D-Boy Diary: Book 2
  • Money

E-40 - The D-Boy Diary: Book 2

Heavy On The Grind Ent.2016
E-40 - The D-Boy Diary (Deluxe Edition)
  • Money

E-40 - The D-Boy Diary (Deluxe Edition)

Heavy On The Grind Ent.2016
Mozzy - 1 Up Top Ahk
  • Momma We Made It

Mozzy - 1 Up Top Ahk

Mozzy Records, EMPIRE2017
Spider Loc - The Lost Tapes
  • Fake Niggaz

Spider Loc - The Lost Tapes

BAYMAAC Ent.2018
Kendrick Lamar & The Weeknd & SZA - Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
  • King's Dead

Kendrick Lamar & The Weeknd & SZA - Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

Top Dawg Ent., Aftermath, Interscope Records2018
Mozzy - Spiritual Conversations - EP
  • Nobody Knows

Mozzy - Spiritual Conversations - EP

Mozzy Records, EMPIRE2018

Compilations

Messy Marv - Draped Up And Chipped Out 3
  • Hogg Anthem

Messy Marv - Draped Up And Chipped Out 3

Click Clack Records, Scalen LLC, SMC Recordings2008
Various - Mitchy Slick Presents Tha Wrongkind: Yellow Tape
  • Won't Stop Bein A Blood

Various - Mitchy Slick Presents Tha Wrongkind: Yellow Tape

Tha Wrongkind Records, SMC Recordings2010
Various - Black N Brown: Wanted
  • I Love My Life

Various - Black N Brown: Wanted

Goldtoes Entertainment, Thizz Latin2011
DJ Lean & Goldtoes - The Gold Club (Leaned-N-Wrecked)
  • I Love My Life

DJ Lean & Goldtoes - The Gold Club (Leaned-N-Wrecked)

Strong Arm, Thizz Latin, Apoc South2011
Various - Highway Bangers 1
  • Be Afraid

Various - Highway Bangers 1

Mo Thugs Records2013
Various - A-Wax Presents The B-Section
  • Hunna Season

Various - A-Wax Presents The B-Section

Rx Money2014
Balance - Best Of
  • We All In

Balance - Best Of

Ayinde Music2017