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90059 is the second studio album by American rapper Jay Rock. It was released on September 11, 2015 on Apple Music and the iTunes Store; the physical editions were released on September 18, 2015 by Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). The album features guest appearances from Rock's TDE label-mates Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy, Isaiah Rashad, SZA, SiR and introduces Lance Skiiiwalker, Chicago singer-producer who in 2016 would be named as a new TDE signee as well as Busta Rhymes and Macy Gray.[1]

Jay Rock Album Zip

The album, which takes its title from Jay Rock's hometown ZIP Code, was supported by three singles, "Money Trees Deuce", "Gumbo" and the title-track "90059". The album debuted at number 16 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 19,000 album-equivalent units copies in its first week. Upon its release, 90059 received critical acclaim from music critics.

In September 2014, Tech N9ne revealed that Jay Rock had left Strange Music, thus leaving him solely under Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE).[2][3] In March 2015, TDE founder Anthony Tiffith announced Rock's follow-up to 2011's Follow Me Home would finally be released in 2015.[4][5][6] On August 4, 2015, Jay Rock revealed the title of his long-awaited and often-delayed second studio album to be 90059.[7] The album's title comes from the zip code of Watts, Los Angeles, California, the area in which Jay Rock was raised.[8]

In September 2014, in an interview with XXL, Jay Rock blamed business and politics for his lack of music over the years.[13] On October 27, 2014, Jay Rock released a song titled "Pay for It", as a promotional single.[14] On November 15, 2014, Jay Rock performed "Pay For It" on the NBC late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show, Saturday Night Live, alongside Kendrick Lamar and Chantal.[15][16] On June 2, 2015, Rock released the first single, titled "Money Trees Deuce". The song is a sequel to Kendrick Lamar's song, "Money Trees", in which Jay Rock was featured and highly praised.[17] On July 1, 2015, a second single, titled "Gumbo", was released.[18] On August 4, 2015, Jay Rock announced the album would be titled 90059 and released the title-track as the album's third single.[19][20] On August 15, 2015, Rock unveiled the album's cover art, as well as the track-listing. On September 4, 2015, Jay Rock announced that the album would finally be released on September 11, 2015.[21][22][23]

Upon release, 90059 was met with positive critical reception from critics, with critics praising the story telling, dynamics of the album and the experimental production. Praise was also included for the guest features such as Jay Rock's label mates, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, SZA and Isaiah Rashad. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, 90059 received an average score of 79, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 7 reviews.[25]

The album debuted at number 16 on the US Billboard 200, selling 18,713 album-equivalent units in its first week.[33] The album also debuted at number two on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The fans have spoken. In an era where surprise albums are en vogue, Jay Rock and TDE president Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffifth announced that Rock's sophomore album 90059 will be released according to pre-order sales. While the sales numbers remain unknown, the fans apparently put their money where their mouth is and pushed the release forward from May 2016 to this past Friday.

All you really need to know about him is that he's from Watts, California and his new album is fire. The record starts off in a style reminiscent of Goodie Mob. A group of men harmonize "90059 be the zip" before the beat changes and Rock slaps it in the face with the opening line "I'm straight up out that East side/swingin like zip lines." From the second verse on "Necessary," it becomes impossible to resist the urge to nod to Jay Rock's flow. His voice, whether gruff or soothing, adjusts well to every instrumental. And it's not wasted on trash lyricism. Rock keeps it gangster, painting pictures of the struggle whilst making pop culture references from Uncle Ruckus to Liu Kang.

Production-wise, 90059 is album of the year. It will keep heads banging from start to finish, a truly perfect album. Not Late Registration perfect, but perfect in the sense that this album does nothing wrong. Jay Rock has given us the essential album to bump in the whip and play straight through.

Still with TDE and temporarily supported by Tech N9ne's Strange Music, Rock released Follow Me Home in 2011. The album contained "All My Life," as well as Rock's second official single, the Kendrick Lamar collaboration "Hood Gone Love It," and reached number 83 on the Billboard 200. Between full-length projects, Rock's biggest move was an appearance on "Money Trees," a track off Lamar's landmark 2012 album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. Lamar returned the favor on Rock's 2015 sophomore release, 90059 (titled after the Watts zip code). It debuted at number 16 and featured "Money Trees Deuce," a number 35 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop single. In 2018, after he survived a serious motorcycle accident, Rock joined with Lamar, Future, and James Blake for the number 21 pop hit "King's Dead," which appeared on Marvel's Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack. Rock's third proper album, Redemption, followed that June via Interscope and entered the Billboard 200 at number 13. Two of its inclusions were Grammy-nominated: "King's Dead" (for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song) and "Win" (also for Best Rap Song) and "King's Dead" took home the award for Best Rap Performance. This would be Rock's first Grammy.

Hailing from the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Jay Rock is a foundational member of the T.D.E. camp (Top Dawg Entertainment), and a quarter of the super-group, Black Hippy, consisting of label-mates, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. After staying relatively quiet for the past few years, Jay Rock returns with his highly-anticipated 2015 album, 90059. The title, the zip code of his hometown, Watts gives the listener a deeper look into where Jay Rock comes from, and where he's headed. The album features Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, Black

Rumor has it that Jay Rock's album will be a surprise release much like Lamar's latest effort, To Pimp a Butterfly. You can pre-order the album on iTunes, although the release date is listed as May 2016.

Jay Rock is the next artist to rise out of the Top Dawg Entertainment. The Los Angeles rhymer unveiled the cover art for his upcoming album, 90059, which is the zip code of his hometown of Watts.\nRead More

The production on this album is nearly perfect. Jay Rock chose everything from heavy-hitting beats to smooth ones throughout it, toying with our unstable emotions like a professional. However, what I felt was even more noticeable was the fact that Jay Rock was able to make these beats feel like the best versions of themselves by doing whatever it asked for.

In related news, Jay Rock announced that his new album Redemption will be out on June 15 via TDE. The announcement follows the release of singles "Kings Dead" (ft. Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake), which was also on Black Panther: The Album, and the more recent "Win" featuring Kendrick Lamar. Listen to "Win" and see the album artwork below.


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