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Jay Rock is the OG of TDE, also one of first artists Top signed to his thriving roster. On Monday, October 29th, the “King’s Dead” rapper shut down The Fonda in Hollywood with a sold-out hometown show on his Redemption Tour. Both old and new fans alike filled the room as Jay Rock took the stage a little after 10pm, following Reason, the latest rising artist to sign to TDE.
Right off the bat, Jay Rock comes out to Redemption favorites: “Knock It Off” and “The Bloodiest,” before performing his verse on YG’s “I Just Wanna Party” featuring Schoolboy Q. More album favorites followed, including “ES Tales” and “Tap Out” featuring Jeremih, before the first special guest of the evening: Isaiah Rashad. Calling all day one TDE fans, Zay performed his standout single “Tity and Dolla.”
jay rock brought out zay, rae sremmurd, schoolboy q, sza & kendrick. in that order.
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) October 30, 2018
Next, Jay took us back to his 2011 Follow Me Home album with a nostalgic performance of “Hood Gone Love It.” “Vice City” featuring Black Hippy from 90059 and his verse on Kendrick Lamar’s “Money Trees” followed.
Transitioning back to Redemption, fans were blessed with “OSOM” featuring J. Cole and “Troopers,” before the real party began. Rae Sremmurd popped on stage to perform turn up anthems “No Type” and “Powerglide.” “Rotation 112th” was next before ScHoolboy Q came out for “X,” from the Black Panther soundtrack.
Soon after, his “sister” SZA blessed the stage for the project’s title track, “Redemption,” followed by a beautiful “Love Galore.” Next, the moment everyone was waiting for: Kendrick Lamar exploded on the stage to perform “Wow Freestyle” and “King’s Dead.”
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) October 30, 2018
“Win” was the cherry on top, as the entire TDE roster (minus Ab-Soul) took the stage to celebrate Jay Rock’s success.