Jay Rock

Sept. 13
8 p.m.

Watts, California, rapper Jay Rock has always been the cool, understated presence in Black Hippy, which also counts Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul as members. Following a serious dirt-bike accident in 2016, he’s enjoyed a mid-career breakthrough in 2018, starting with the Kendrick- and Future-assisted “King’s Dead” and continuing with his third album, Redemption. The LP oozes classic g-rap grit and paranoia as guests including SZA and Jeremih add smooth melody. With Trouble, Reason, and Why Khaliq.