Jay Rock with Reason

October 13, 2018 - 9:00pm

On Saturday, October 13, Dead Nation Presents and Top Dawg Entertainment proudly host Jay Rock’s The Big Redemption Tour at the WOW Hall with special guest Reason.

After a life-threatening motorcycle accident, Jay Rock returns with his strongest album yet, a collection of rap songs that highlight his struggle and journey.

Redemption is the third studio album by rapper Jay Rock; it was released by Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records on June 15, 2018.  It succeeds Rock's second album 90059, released three years prior. Redemption features production executive producer and Top Dawg Entertainment label-head Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, Sounwave, Hit-Boy, Mike Will Made It and Boi-1da; as well as further contributions from Jake One, Teddy Walton, Cardo and Vinylz, among others. The album features TDE label-mates Kendrick Lamar and SZA, as well as appearances from Future, J. Cole and Jeremih.

The album was met with critical acclaim and debuted at number 13 on the US Billboard 200.  The lead single "King's Dead" --with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake -- was released on January 11 and also served as a single from the Black Panther Soundtrack.

“Jay Rock’s music is consumed by his struggles; he wrestles with the granular details of street life and gangbanging,” writes Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork. “His clear-eyed accounts of surviving in the California ghettos are far from glamorous. ‘Struggle’ is an operative word in the retelling of his story.  When asked why he was the first artist to get signed by Top Dawg CEO Anthony Tiffith responded, ‘Me and him, we come from the same neighborhood; we come from the same struggle,’ therein lying an unspoken bond.”

Chris Gibbons of XXL described Redemption as, "the most cohesive of Jay Rock's albums,” adding that, "he puts up a career high" and "at 44 minutes, the album breezes by without many frills.  Rock raps, makes his point, and gets out quickly after, allowing the TDE vet to chalk up his biggest win yet.”

Kyle Mullin from Exclaim! noted that Redemption is, "a heartening LP, both because of the top-notch, life-affirming beats throughout, along with the renewed vigor in the voice of a man who clearly takes nothing for granted now that he's on the mend.

On Redemption’s “The Bloodiest” he presents the accident as karma for years of robbing and dealing, the universe taking from him just as he took from others: “Two hundred thousand in the bank, straight to hospital bills.”

“Over the course of the album, Jay comes to recognize something: if cheating death is its own victory, then navigating life’s challenges can present little triumphs, too,” concludes Pearce.  “Jay Rock can come off as a reclusive hard-liner with a remarkable storyteller’s acumen and an internal logic that always feels sound. Few gangsta rappers are better at illustrating just how limited their options were and how undaunted they had to be to overcome them.”

 

REASON

 

Top Dawg Entertainment added to its rich roster of talent with the signing of Reason, a Del Amo, Calif.-bred rapper who gained his most significant bit of exposure when he appeared on the label's Black Panther soundtrack earlier this year on a song called "Seasons”.

While Reason isn't a nationally known name, he's a rhymer who's definitely got the skills to become one. "The Soul" serves as a showcase for some serious talent. On the track, Reason delivers some passionate bars about his come-up. It's basically a classic "I've finally made it" kind of vibe, and it's dope.

Up to this point, the Black Panther soundtrack and Reason's own There You Have It project have been his biggest drops to date. Now, he should be doing it bigger than ever.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show and $75 for Meet & Greet.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.

 

On Saturday, October 13, Dead Nation Presents and Top Dawg Entertainment present Jay Rock "The Big Redemption Tour" at the WOW Hall with special guest Reason.

Jay Rock - Meet & Greet Package

 

Package includes:

 

  • One general admission ticket
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive preshow meet & greet with Jay Rock
  • Personal photograph with Jay Rock
  • Specially designed Jay Rock x TDE tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)
  • Collectible Redemption tour poster
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability

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VIP merchandise will be distributed to customers at the show.

 

Customers can contact INFO@FUTURE-BEAT.COM <mailto:INFO@FUTURE-BEAT.COM>  with any questions concerning their package.

Door Time: 
October 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show, $75 Meet & Greet