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Jay Rock
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  • Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr., born March 31, 1985, better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Watts, California.
  • Rock ultimately chose to pursue a career as a rapper over a life of street crime, after Anthony Tiffith, the founder and CEO of the independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), found Rock in 2005 and signed him to his label.
     
  • In 2007, alongside TDE, Rock secured a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records and later Asylum Records, but after both mergers fell through, the label signed with Strange Music, after Tech N9ne, Missouri-based rapper and founder of the label, met with them and offered Rock a record deal
     
  • Since 2006, Rock has released several mixtapes and is perhaps best known for his 2008 commercial debut single, "All My Life (In the Ghetto)", which features fellow American rappers Lil Wayne and will.i.am.
     
  • On January 12, 2018, Jay Rock released the single "King's Dead" with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake. The song was produced by Mike Will Made It and Teddy Walton to serve as the lead single to his upcoming third studio album and as a single from the soundtrack Black Panther: The Album.

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  • On May 16, 2018, he released the single "Win", which serves as the second single from his third studio album.
     
  • After teasing a 2018 release in January, the album, titled Redemption, was announced on May 21, 2018, alongside the cover art and its release date, which was released on June 15, 2018.

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