“Ever since I was young, I was always taught with respect. From my uncles, my mom, always taught me to keep respect, no mater who you are. Before any gang, I’m a man. And thats how I carry myself. Even in the industry, a lot of dudes respect me, because I’m not on that bullying shit… I ain’t trying to be no tough guy. I’m just me. I’m just a regular dude. I show respect, and I think thats the big difference with me. And thats how I carry myself, in the streets and in the industry. Everybody know me, everybody know where i’m from. I’m a respectable person, and I respect everbody.” – Jay Rock
It’s been a long time coming for the kid from Watts, CA but on on July 26th, Jay Rock will finally be releasing his debut albumFollow Me Home; and he visited The Breakfast Club to discuss his journey and new album. He talks about signing with Tech N9ne‘s Strange Music label. He said as soon as he signed his deal last year, he went tour with them, doing 48 shows in 50 days. He talks about currently being on the All 6’s and 7’s tour. Despite all the touring, he still didn’t have any money for his cab ride to the station. Jay talks about the featured guests on his album including Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Rick Ross. He discusses getting a verse from Birdman for his track “Hood Gone Love It” and mixing his album in Dr. Dre‘s studio. Angela asked him about being banned from the Paid Dues festival a couple years back. He discusses having a close friend who was on tour with him pass away saying it hurts because they were family.