When the group Black Hippy was formed by four Los Angeles-based rappers Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, it was Jay Rock that seemed to be the big star in the bunch. All four released their debut album in 2011, of which Jay Rock ”Follow me home” reached the greatest commercial success. He was a classic västkustgangstarappare but with youthful energy and impressive technique, that a new and sharper The Game.
But then he was shaded by her friends, Kendrick Lamar was during Dr. Dres wings and flew up to hiphophimlen with their Pulitzerprisvinnande lyrics, Schoolboy Q was a cool, charismatic star, and Ab-Soul went through the to be all fun and mysterious.
an ordinary rapper. It was easy to miss that he, with his second album, ”90599” was developed and became increasingly personal as a lyricist.
2016 was Jay Rock is in a terrible motorcycle accident that he miraculously survived. Just as Bob Dylan (who happened to be out for the same thing fifty years earlier) changed this dramatic event Jay Rocks expression, or perhaps rather accelerated the development.
He started to believe in God. He continued to make modern hiphopbangers, but with a different reflection and a different self-confidence than in the past. The album that followed, last year's ”Redemption”, Jay Rock's strongest so far.
Live is Jay Rock of the old school: a lonely rapper on the stage, backad by a dj, no playback, flannel shirt over a white t-shirt. No horseplay, no advanced dance moves, no stagedive.
to rap with passion and intensity. He raises the energy of the crowd time and time again by playing their impressive dansgolvslåtar – which not infrequently invites you to call and response vocals in the choruses – and to frame their more emotional songs, such as ”OSOM”, with inspired mellansnack.
Dance hits like ”Hood gone love it” and ”King's dead” is balanced nicely with quieter songs like ”Troopers” and ”Redemption”, but the concert's focus is on celebration and joy. And I will be happy that there still be concerts by american rapper and is not playback-lax or the old school nostalgic.
While Kendrick Lamar has evolved into a pretentious, self-righteous and boring megaartist has Jay Rock both feet on the ground and gaze gently in height towards the horizon. He is the most älskvärde member of Black Hippy and his concert is a reminder or a sort of distillate of one of the beautiful essence.
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