Jay Rock - 90059
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2015 Ratings: #302 / 771
User Score
Based on 164 ratings
2015 Ratings: #261
September 11, 2015 / Release Date
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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.

AZIZ
65
The least interesting member of TDE.
Sappy
85
Top Favorite: The Message
Other Favorites: Easy Bake, Vice City, Gumbo
Least Favorite: 90059
bastosjose
82
Fav Tracks: Easy Bake, Gumbo, Telegram, Fly On The Wall
dzrey
75
SLAP: Necessary, Fly On The Wall

BORDERLINE SKIP: Money Trees Deuce, 90059

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VERDICT: Definitely less-radio appeal compared to Redemption, this is more raw in terms of the production-style and the lyrics
itsyahboinoah
74
Went back to this and I enjoy this 10x more than his newest album. It has more memorable production and hard hitting lyrics.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#27/Stashed
#44/Clash

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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