One half of Black Hippy reunite
The last time Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar appeared on an album, “Money Trees” happened. The slow-building, cryptic, DJ Dahi-produced ode to financial safety is widely known as Jay Rock’s coming out party, and for good reason. His verse, decidedly more aggressive than Kendrick’s, never stopped for air on its run to the finish line, and his eerie descriptions of hiding narcotics from authorities in the bushes in a tone with twice the tinge of paranoia Jeezy‘s had when he did it just under a decade ago, made for the perfect ending to one of GKMC‘s best records.
This time, Rock and Kendrick are back, this time as Batman and Robin on “Easy Bake,” which is void of all paranoia, and instead flips drug-dealing metaphors to help describe Rock’s current state: he’s been bubbling, but it’s time.
Rock’s new album, 90059, his first in over 4 years, appears as if it’ll be released next week.