Top Dawg Entertainment and roster standout Kendrick Lamar have applauded protégé Jay Rock‘s long-awaited 90059 album release this week.
TDE and K. Dot took to their respective Twitter pages to shout-out Rock on his new project coming out Friday (September 11).
After a few setbacks, the album arrived on digital retailer iTunes Friday (September 11).
Rock released a mini-documentary in support of the new album earlier this week.
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.
JR 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”)