Dear Jay Rock,
Where have you been hiding? We've been looking far and wide for you, since you left us after releasing your 2011 debut studio album, Follow Me Home. Everyone was excited to see where you would take your sound next, unfortunately it seems the answer is back underground.
Like the benevolent Gangsta overlord that you are, you did drop down some manna from sixteen heaven; especially when you outshone the blemish-less Kendrick Lamar on "Money Trees." While your Top Dog Entertainment compatriots were busy dropping solid offering after solid project, you seemed eerily comfortable playing the background; biding your time, knowing they would allot some space for you to completely dismantle. Those were nice, golden red moments, but it left us itching for more.
We heard that you are officially off of Strange Music's roster, which opens you up to explore more of what Atlantic and TDE have in store. We are over joyed, but we want results Mr. Rock. We need music, Jay. We are more than fans now, we are like the fiends that you use to serve in the projects, only we're addicted to Rock's verses.
This new joint you just released, is exactly what we want more of, Jay. The dissonant keys, the G-Funk bass line, those strong horns blaring, only a verse from Dr. Dre could have made it more Los Angeles. "Parental Advisory" reminds us that you have some of the hardest bars in the game, which you drop on our heads like skittles into a candy bowl. "I'm out here in the outfield like a Dodger/ Red L.A. fitted hit the wall then I rob ya," where else are we supposed to hear lines like these?
The entire track is way too smooth Jay Rock, it definitely deserves the "Parental Advisory" warning. We need that new project man, you can't go ghost on us again. Have some compassion and give us what we need.
Check out Jay Rock's "Parental Advisory" above, and pray there's more on the way from TDE's sergeant-in-arms.
- Top Dawg Entertainment
- October 14, 2014