Jay Rock’s Ready For Some Strange MusicBy CEC
Earlier last month — Kansas City, Missouri emcee and Strange Music co-founder Tech N9ne revealed to the website HipHopDX that Watts, California rapper Jay Rock was just a few moons away from signing with his hometown imprint — (only if Jay Rock & Warner Bros. could work out a release on his contract).
In that interview, here’s a little of what Tech had to say about meeting Jay Rock.
“First of all, when I did the video with Estevan Oriol, ‘Like Yeah‘ [from Killer], Jay Rock came down. I’d never met him, but I’d heard him. He did that song with [Lil] Wayne, “All My Life (In The Ghetto). He came and showed me love, he was 100. He came and told me what he had poppin’: he was on Warner Brothers, messing with [DJ] Kay Slay…he was a real cool cat. So we started talkin’, and the deal wasn’t really goin’ well with Warner. So we were like, ‘What if we can get in there and get Jay Rock?’ We’re almost [secured] in having Jay Rock over here at Strange Music. It’s almost final. We’re just tweaking a couple things. From he being down with me to him possibly being one of my artists on Strange Music is a big thing for me. ”
Well Rock fans, it’s official — Tech N9ne confirmed today to www.XXLmag.com that Jay Rock has indeed left Warner Brothers to sign with Strange Music. He will join fellow California emcee Brotha Lynch Hung at the Missouri-based label.
Hopefully Jay Rock has his bags packed, Tech-N9ne travels more than any performer in music — making stops to high scoring CVI markets such as Austin, Denver, & Los Angeles a couple times a year.
Looks like the Blood is getting thicker.