Jay Rock at Trees
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Known for his brass-knuckle style riddled with tough love, Jay Rock has built and maintained his credibility as a respected hip-hop artist since the early 2000s. The West Coast rapper, born Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr., weaves on the highs and lows of his turbulent life, including a near fatal motorcycle accident, into his music. He mentions this life-changing event in “The Bloodiest," a track from his newest record, Redemption, and regularly performs it on the road. The album was co-produced by longtime friend, Kendrick Lamar, who is frequently featured on some of Jay Rock's buzz-worthy singles.