Redemption

Jay Rock - Redemption
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #360 / 546
User Score
Based on 181 ratings
2018 Ratings: #441
June 15, 2018 / Release Date
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TDE, Interscope / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
HipHopDX

As a staff, record label and muthafuckin’ crew, TDE has become a standard for excellence in Hip Hop and Redemption certainly clears the bar when it’s all said and done. Sure there are missteps, but there’s also growth. It’s not like Jay Rock needed to do anything else to prove his place in Hip Hop but it’s always a treat to watch the established rappers give it their all in the studio.

83
A.V. Club

It’s a hell of a journey—bleak but ultimately inspirational—and a spotlight on Jay’s resilience.

80
Northern Transmissions
While it really takes a few tracks to pick up the pace, the album becomes a strong hip-hop gem.
80
Pitchfork

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.

80
XXL

In a career defined by his consistency as a rapper, Redemption might be Jay Rock's most consistent yet. 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.

70
Exclaim!

It's a heartening LP, both because of the top-notch, life-affirming beats throughout, along with the renewed vigour in the voice of a man who clearly takes nothing for granted now that he's on the mend.

70
Highsnobiety
While it’s a solid technical showing, and some of the best music that Jay Rock has made to date, the lack of redefined parameters that the Top Dawg Entertainment label is typically known for make it a safe showing in a time, and especially a musically-stuffed June, that may see it fade into the background.
60
No Ripcord

Stick for his soul-bearing lessons, even if he treads on familiar and worn-down musical paths.

58
Pretty Much Amazing

Jay Rock ... taps into the mainstream but doesn’t offer anything – no personality, no color, no darkness.

40
The Needle Drop

Sorry to run with the obvious music critic quip, but it is pretty hard to hear what's so redeeming about Redemption.

Jun 15, 2018
AZIZ
59
diet DAMN.
Jun 15, 2018*
joshmq71
40
EDIT: Here's my full review!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy-O8BUnijw

A sophomore slump in every sense (and this is coming from someone who thinks his debut was only decent); a bland and stale pop rap record with consistently uninteresting production, weak hooks and unremarkable verses. The album is incredibly one-note with it riding on the same desaturated trap sound throughout with the occasional stab at mainstream R&B with flaccid hooks.

A few moments have some moments of ... read more
Jun 19, 2018
BuffaloStaple
35
quite literally the exact opposite of redemption
Jun 20, 2018
Goba23
20
This was a nice listen
Jun 17, 2018
liammenzies
54
FULL REVIEW ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL (IN MY BIO)

TDE and Black Hippy member, Jay Rock fails to prove his worth on his third LP.

BEST SONG: Broke +-
WORST SONG: WIN
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Track List

  1. The Bloodiest
  2. For What It's Worth
  3. Knock It Off
  4. ES Tales
  5. Rotation 112th
  6. Tap Out (feat. Jeremih)
  7. OSOM (feat. J. Cole)
  8. King's Dead (feat. Future)
  9. Troopers
  10. Broke +-
  11. Wow Freestyle (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  12. Redemption (feat. SZA)
  13. WIN
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Added on: May 21, 2018