Last night before a 100+ crowd, TDE’s own, Jay Rock unveiled his sophomore album 90059 at the New York staple, Alife. Moderated by veteran journalist Rob Markman, Jay Rock spoke on his musical influences, inspiration behind the project, and the overall creative process. The Cali native’s latest effort has been four years in the making since his debut back in 2011. However, with a tracklist consisting of features from Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy, SZA and many more 90059 will prove to be worth the wait.
Singles such as “Gumbo” and “Money Trees Duece” have been gaining traction in recent weeks but there are several other standout tracks that are sure to guarantee an eargasm or two. The first being “Telegram” a cryptic love song with a trance-like melody featuring the vocal stylings of Lance Skiiwalker. Rock was inspired to pen the song after dabbling in a relationship with an insecure woman. “Sometimes that kind of relationship knocks a n-gga off his hustle,” Rock explained to Markman.
Then there’s “Vice City” a striking contrast to “Telegram” but equally pleasing bass heavy track that features the onslaught bars of K. Dot, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. The Cardo production is the eighth track off of the album and very much aligned with today’s trap phenomena – minus the lack of substance.
Although, Jay Rock has taken an unconventional approach with the release strategy for his sophomore project 90059 is slated to drop as early as next week. According to Best Buy’s website, 90059 will be available for purchase on Sept. 11 with digital copies being made available next Friday, Sept. 4. 90059 can also be pre-ordered on iTunes today.
Check out a few photos from the 90059 listening party below and don’t forget to pre-order the long-awaited album here!
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