Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock isn’t ready to kick back and smell the roses quite yet. The hip-hop artist is hyped to put out another studio release just weeks after dropping his well-received Redemption LP.
In a new interview, Rock revealed the possibility of putting out an immediate follow-up before 2019.
“I’ve been thinking about that every day,” he told Rap-Up. “I’m ready to get back in the studio now… Ever since the big reviews on Redemption, I’m ready to go back in and just come with another project right now before the year is up. Hopefully, man, y’all might get that.” (Rap-Up)
Jay also credited strong fan support for fueling his non-stop work grind.
“It’s just giving me more motivation and inspiration to keep doing what I do,” added Rock. “I’ve been doing it for a long time. For those who’ve been rocking with me since day one and for those that’s new that’s been rooting for me, I appreciate it. That’s what’s keeping me going. It’s just giving me the fire and the flames to keep pushing.” (Rap-Up)
Recently, the West Coast rapper released his cinematic-looking “ES Tales” video.
In June, Jay spoke on putting his album out the same week new projects dropped from The Carters and Nas.
“Nah, not at all,” Rock said when asked if he was upset about having to compete with the music veterans and their new releases. “Shout-out to them. The way I look at it is it puts me up there with the greats. It feels good. I’ve always been a fan of Nas. Shout-out to him. It’s a beautiful thing just to be mentioned amongst those people.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
The same week, G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T saluted Rock’s must-hear new release.