Jay Rock - 90059
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2015 Ratings: #304 / 772
User Score
Based on 216 ratings
2015 Ratings: #334
September 11, 2015 / Release Date
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Top Dawg / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

More nuanced and compelling than the Watts native's underrated debut, 2011's Follow Me Home, Jay Rock's zip code-titled effort should be copped for the first Black Hippy posse cut since 2012 alone.

80
HipHopDX

A solid effort that is up there with the best of the year but it definitely sets the stage for the emcee who made Follow Me Home ... to make the jump to great when sophomore time comes around.

80
Pitchfork

Jay Rock’s concepts are braver and weirder here, his words more arresting and illustrative, but the major reinvention of 90059 is his delivery. 

80
AllMusic

Production is edgier than expected and highlights include the single "Easy Bake" with Kendrick, along with the Busta Rhymes feature "Fly on the Wall."

70
Complex

He's in the business of selling records and had to expand his palette, but he did so without losing himself along the way. He's reaching for the mainstream in a creative way.

67
Consequence of Sound

While its true that he’s grown since signing with TDE back in 2005 and now sounds wiser and more confident, he’s yet to distill his personality into a package that communicates that growth.

HHGA
77
Black Hippy member Jay Rock's sophomore album 90059 sounds more laidback and experimental than his debut Follow Me Home (2011), and it is better for it. It has to be said Jay Rock switching up styles of rapping on this album doesn't always work (what's with the ODB antics on the title song?), but despite the inconsistencies in his delivery, this is a more than solid album with great production throughout.

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thicc_nick420
81
Lance Skiiiwalker realllyyy messed up the rating. He brought down all but one of the songs he was on. Money Trees Deuce is the only one he was good on. Vice city was disapointing
AZIZ
65
The least interesting member of TDE.
92
Most underappreciated album of the decade
Becausetheinter
86
Great production and meanings in the lyrics.
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Track List

  1. Necessary
  2. Easy Bake (feat. Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
  3. Gumbo
  4. Wanna Ride (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
  5. The Ways (feat. Sir)
  6. Telegram (Going Krazy) [feat. Lance Skiiiwalker]
  7. 90059
  8. Vice City (feat. Black Hippy)
  9. Fly on the Wall (feat. Busta Rhymes)
  10. Money Trees Deuce (feat. Lance Skiiiwalker)
  11. The Message
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Added on: August 31, 2015