Johnnie McKenzie (born March 1, 1986), better known by his stage
name Jay Rock, is an American rapper. He was named one of the top
13 most street artists by XXL. His voice has been called a cross
between The Notorious B.I.G. and Shyne. He is a part of the
rap group Black Hippy which also features Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy
Q and Ab-Soul. Rock signed to Strange Music and will release his
debut studio album Follow Me Home on May 17, 2011 backed by the
single "All My Life (In the Ghetto)".
Jay Rock was born and raised in Watts California in the Nickerson
Gardens Projects. He released mixtapes in his neighborhood and
later was signed to Warner Bros. records and Top Dawg Entertainment.
 2008–present: Follow Me Home and move to Strange Music
He released his debut single, "All My Life (In the Ghetto)" in
late 2008, which featured artists Lil Wayne and will.i.am and was
one of iTunes's Free Downloads in early 2009. His debut album Follow
Me Home is expected to be released in spring 2011 released under
Strange Music. He was featured on the cover of XXL's annual Top
10 Freshmen issue. He was also named one of MTV's 2010 breakthrough
MC's. Jay Rock was featured on Omarion's single "Hoodie" and
was supposed to be featured on Flo Rida's third studio album Only
One Flo but was left off the final tracklisting. His mixtape "From
the Hood to the Cover of XXL" was released to iTunes on July
24, 2010 as was his mixtape Tales From the Hood 2 on March 28, 2010.
He toured with 50 Cent and other various artists on The Invitation
Tour. Jay Rock signed with indie record label Strange Music in the
Fall of 2010 on a multi-album deal after leaving from Warner Bros.
Jay Rock then went on tour with Tech N9ne, E-40, Glasses Malone,
Kutt Calhoun and Kendrick Lamar on the "Independent Grind National
Tour". His mixtape Black Friday was released December 7,
2010 to iTunes. Follow Me Home is set to be released on July
 Personal life
He is widely known as a member of the Bloods street gang.
This is the discography of American rapper Jay Rock.
2011 Follow Me Home
Released: July 26, 2011
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Strange Music
Formats: CD, digital download
To Be Released
2006 Watts Finest Vol. I
Watts Finest Vol. II: The Nickerson Files
2007 Watts Finest Vol. III: The Watts Riots
No Sleep 'Til NYC (with Kendrick Lamar, f.k.a. K-Dot)
2008 Do It Nigga Squad Vol. 1 (with Top Dawg Ent.)
Coming Soon To A Hood Near You
2009 Coming Soon 2 A Hood Near You[a]
30 Day Takeover
2010 From Hood Tales to the Cover of XXL[a]
A. 1 2 3 This mixtape was made available on iTunes.
Year Title U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2007 "Lift Me Up" – – – Follow Me Home
2008 "All My Life (In the Ghetto)" (feat. Lil Wayne & will.i.am) – 110
 –
2011 "Hood Gone Love It" (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – – –
 As featured performer
Year Title U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2009 "I'm a Rida" (L-Boy featuring Jay Rock, Glasses Malone & Jah
Free) – – – The Thump Ridaz Mix
Hoodie" (Omarion featuring Jay Rock) – – – Ollusion
2010 "Look Out the Window" (Serius Jones featuring Jay
Rock) – – – Non-album single
The Life" (Yukmouth featuring Ya Boy, Jay Rock and London) – – – Free
Ghood" (Pezzy Montana featuring Jay Rock) – – – Non-album
 Guest appearances
Year Album Artist(s) Album Song
2006 Tupac Shakur Pac's Life "What'z Next?" (also featuring
2008 Eastwood Making History "West Really" (also featuring
The Game Rap or Die 6 "Better Dayz (West Coast Remix)" (also
featuring Ya Boy, Crooked I, K. Dot, MC Juice, Dubb Union & Ab-Soul)
2009 Nipsey Hussle Bullets Ain't Got No Name, Vol. 3 "Army All
by Myself" (also featuring Tupac Shakur & June Summers)
non-album song "Hussle in the House (Remix)" (also featuring
Big Pooh The Delightful Bars "Nothing Less" (also featuring
K. Dot & Ab Soul)
Glasses Malone Nightmare on Seven Street Mixtape "Before It
All Ends" (also featuring Snoop Dogg)
Focus... The Pay Homeage LP "Homeage to Dr. Dre" (also
featuring Crooked I, Kida & Marsha Ambrosius)
Laws Don Cannon Presents: 4:57 AM "Number One"
2010 DJ Kay Slay More Than Just a DJ "Layed Out" (also
featuring Bun B, Dorrough, Papoose, Twista & Young Chris)
Ab-Soul Long Term 2 "Lifestyle"
Gudda Gudda Back 2 Guddaville "Gudda" (also featuring Menace)
Tech N9ne The Gates Mixed Plate "Paper" (also featuring
Freddie Gibbs Str8 Killa "Rep 2 tha Fullest"
DJ Whoo Kid Napalm "Ugly" (also featuring Xzibit & Trick
J-Hood non-album song "Ain't Playin"
Tech N9ne Bad Season (Mixtape) "Down For The Block" (also
featuring Big Scoob, Krizz Kaliko & Kutt Calhoun)
2011 DJ Kay Slay Soul Controler "Put the Mic Down" (also
featuring Kendrick Lamar, Fred the Godson & Jon Connor)
Ab-Soul Long-Term Mentality "Constipation" (also featuring
Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q)
Travis Barker Give the Drummer Some "Don't Fuck With Me" (also
featuring Paul Wall & Kurupt)
Nina B. Unknown mixtape "Poppin'"
Big Scoob Damn Fool "DAMU'" (also featuring Messy Marv,
Bumpy Knuckles & Skatterman)