Throwback: Jay Rock Pays Homage To Dr. Dre [XXL Feature]

Mar 15 2011

The internet was buzzing over Jay Rock’s studio session with Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar in February. It’s no secret that Jay considers Dre a rap legend. Jay spoke with XXL in part two of a five-part series paying homage to Dre to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of rap classic, 2001, which was released in 1999.

Here is what Jay had to say on 2001:

“I think that 2001 album was just incredible. It’s a classic album and it really, to me, showed [people] the West Coast is nothing to be played with… When I had that album, and I still have it, [I’d] just play it, you don’t even have to skip nothing. You just play it and it’s great. Every time I play it, it inspires me. I had a track that had a little sample off there and I was like, Man, it just took me all the way back. After 10 years 2001 still sounds good today… it’s still here, still relevant and we still talking about it. That’s how great that album was. It’s him being relevant all the way to today, too.”

Jay said people will still be waiting for Detox even if it takes 10 years to to drop because Dre is a legend. We bet Jay wasn’t expecting to be a part of Detox when he did this interview.

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