In a recent interview, rap artist Jay Rock shut down any rumors of a falling out between him and longtime friend and collaborator Kendrick Lamar. The two artists, along with ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, were part of the acclaimed rap collective Black Hippy, which had plans to release a group album.
Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar’s friendship remains strong, dispelling any rumors of a falling out. Although the Black Hippy collaboration is currently on hold due to the artists’ focus on their individual endeavors, fans can expect Jay Rock’s new album “Eastside” to be released later this year.
A Solid Bond
Despite Jay Rock’s departure from the label last year, he emphasized that his friendship with Kendrick remains intact. Speaking to reporters at Dash Radio, Jay Rock dismissed any fan theories about a rift between them. He assured fans that their bond is unbreakable, emphasizing the deep-rooted connection they have built over the years.
Black Hippy’s Uncertain Future
Although the idea of a Black Hippy album excited fans, Jay Rock revealed that the project has been put on hold indefinitely. The members of the group became engrossed in their individual solo endeavors, preventing them from fully dedicating themselves to the collaborative effort. It seems that their respective solo projects took precedence for now, leaving Black Hippy’s future uncertain.
It’s worth noting that Jay-Z recently praised Ab-Soul for his album, which was released in December. Meanwhile, ScHoolboy Q is currently focused on his upcoming album. The members of Black Hippy have been actively pursuing their solo careers, which further contributed to the delay in the group project.
Individual Successes and Grammy Wins
Both Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar took breaks after the release of their last studio albums. In 2018, their collaboration “King’s Dead” won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, alongside Future and James Blake. During Jay Rock’s hiatus, he collaborated with Anderson .Paak on the track “Pull Over,” which also features Latto.
While the Black Hippy collaboration may be on hold, fans can still look forward to new music from Jay Rock. He announced that his upcoming album, titled “Eastside,” is set to release by the end of the year. With his unique style and lyrical prowess, Jay Rock continues to captivate audiences and solidify his place in the rap industry.