Jay Rock with special guest Reason
Fri, Nov 09 7:00 pm
Jay Rock: Among the slickest West Coast rappers, since he released his proper debut single, "All My Life" (2008), Jay Rock rode the momentum of being named to XXL's 2010 Freshman Class to deliver the Top 20 releases 90059 (2015) and Redemption (2018). Born Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr., Rock was raised in the Watts neighborhood -- specifically the Nickerson Gardens public housing complex -- of Los Angeles, California. With most neighborhood teens joining a gang, he was in a no-win situation, since hanging with any of his childhood friends meant he was engaging in "antisocial behavior" according to the law. Two such incidents found Rock violating the area's gang injunction and landing in jail. These hard times influenced the rapper's lyrics, and soon appearances on local mixtapes found him rapping in a hard style reminiscent of local hero the Game. With help from Top Dawg Entertainment, Rock shopped his demos and mixtapes, eventually landing a deal with Warner Bros. In 2008, the major label released his single "All My Life (In the Ghetto)" with guest stars Lil Wayne and will.i.am. By the end of 2010, he had left Warner but had deepened his connection with TDE as a member of Black Hippy beside contemporaries Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. Additionally, he was named to XXL magazine's 2010 Freshman Class. Reason: Reason Band is a Rock Band from Myanmar that has been together since November 15th, 2007. Reason Band consist of 5 band members, they are Vocalist: Aung La, Lead Guitar Willie Ibanez, Rhythm Guitar and Harmony: Jone Jone, Bass Guitar: Ye’ Myat Kyaw, and Drums: Ossie Together. We intersect the genres of Rock, Funk Rock, and Progressive Rock.