Jay Rock Honored with the Key to Hometown, Watts

Jay Rock Honored with the Key to Hometown, Watts

Photo credit: Daniel Ramos | @spiribolt

Everybody out the way, Jay Rock is on a winning streak.

The Watts native is truly a man of his own lyrics. Earlier today, Jay Rock was granted the key to his hometown, Watts, California by Los Angeles’s District Councilmember, Joe Buscaino. The event took place in front of all of L.A. and his supporters, in Nickerson Gardens Recreational Basketball Court where the rapper spent a lot of time in his youth. Buscaino then announced that May 24th would officially be “Jay Rock Day” in the city of Watts.

The TDE rapper has made great strides in the community. In an Instagram story the Redemption artist reposted, Councilmember Buscaino is heard saying “…a product of Nickerson Gardens you have never forgotten your roots, and have contributed greatly to the success of future generations by giving back.”

On top of it all, the Grammy winner partnered with his label and Left to donate $5,000 to the place that raised him, Nickerson Gardens Community Center.

Fellow rappers, such as Dom Kennedy and ScHoolboy Q, took to social media to also praised Jay Rock on his win.


View this post on Instagram


WHen u stay down tHis type of sHit Happens.. love u fool @jayrock congrats n word

A post shared by ScHoolboy Q (@groovyq) on

Congratulations to Jay Rock on all his success! We can’t wait to see what else you do for the community and music industry.

Concert Calendar

No events are currently scheduled.