Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Jay Rock has upped the anticipation for his new 90059 album by releasing a documentary around it.
Rock’s unexpected mini-documentary shows him going from the neighborhood to the workplace.
As he nears the release of his sophomore album 90059, Jay Rock takes us back to where it all started in a documentary of the same name. The five-minute clip starts in his hometown of Watts and makes stops at his album listening sessions in L.A. and New York. There is also footage of the TDE Christmas concert, TDE Dew Tour, and recording sessions for the album, with cameos from his TDE labelmates including Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul. (Rap-Up)
Rock revealed his long-awaited album drop date on Twitter last week.
Rock recently detailed the motivation behind his album title.
“Watts is like the motherland. When people were coming from the South, black folks – it was nothing but projects in Watts. If you go into Compton or Long Beach and ask where your great, great grandmother or grandmother was raised at, she might tell you the projects in Watts. That’s where a lot of families streamed from. Then they just spread it out all around. [The album title,] I wanted to solidify my city. Like you said, you’re always hearing Compton, Inglewood, Long Beach, it’s time for Watts baby.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Last month reports suggested the new album would arrive in early September.
Now, as 2DopeBoyz points out, the record seems to have an at least tentative release date. According to a Best Buy presale page, physical copies of the album are set to be released on September 11th and according to the Twitter user who made the discovery, digital copies are coming September 4th. (The FADER)