Follow Me Home Like the Game before him, the Watts-born Rock uses his long-awaited debut, Follow Me Home , to build a shrine to the realer-than-thou mentality of… Follow Me Home Like the Game before him, the Watts-born Rock uses his long-awaited debut, Follow Me Home , to build a shrine to the realer-than-thou mentality of… 2011-07-26 Jay Rock Hip-Hop/Rap Strange Music
Music Review

Follow Me Home (2011)

MEGA-WATTS The Cali rhymer stays in the tradition of rap's Death Row days
MEGA-WATTS The Cali rhymer stays in the tradition of rap's Death Row days
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 26, 2011; Lead Performance: Jay Rock; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Production: Strange Music

Like the Game before him, the Watts-born Rock uses his long-awaited debut, Follow Me Home, to build a shrine to the realer-than-thou mentality of the old Death Row family, brick by thugged-out brick. Thankfully, he matches his reverence with skill, blitzing his minimalist beats with a sweaty, fervent flow that recounts a lifetime of watching out for death and working the hustle. The guest list (Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Rick Ross) is impressive too, though the satellite players sometimes introduce too much polish — like a Whole Foods glistening on skid row. B+

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Originally posted Aug 03, 2011 Published in issue #1167 Aug 12, 2011 Order article reprints
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