From heavyweights such as Kendrick Lamar and SZA to newcomers like SiR and Reason, it’s safe to say that TDE have been absolutely killing it over the past few years. This past Summer, the label continued their streak with Redemption, the third studio album from Jay Rock; the rapper who was the label’s first signee. The follow up to 2015’s 90059 features contributions from the likes of Jeremih, J. Cole and SZA, Jay Rock warmed the waters with the fiery lead single “King’s Dead”, a track which appears on the Black Panther Soundtrack and enlists the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Future and London artist James Blake.
In front of a blood red backdrop, Jay Rock wears his heart on his sleeve on this sharp performance of Redemption opener “The Bloodiest”. Soundtracked by a Boi-1da beat which boasts a bass that you can feel in the pit of your stomach, Jay Rock works his way through the fiery soundscape as he reflects on his “Battle scars and tribulations, downfalls from the situations”. The first body of work since his motorcycle accident in early 2016, Redemption is arguably Jay Rock’s most personal and honest album to date, and “The Bloodiest” sets the scene for the record wonderfully. Check out the performance above and be sure to get Redemption on rotation too!