TDE has had a lot to celebrate the past few months, but Jay Rock knows it’s still no time for cruise control. Accordingly, on “Checkmate” he talks about taking everything one small move at a time towards achieving the greater goal. It’s a very different record to say the least. We’re not used to hearing these kinds of upbeat and (for lack of better words) happier beats for a more gangsta rapper like Jay Rock, but if anything it’s a testament that he’s attempting to break the mold and reach outside of the box. There’s also a nice few bars that serve as a sincere dedication to Tech N9ne for signing him and introducing him to a new fanbase.
Jay Rock – “Checkmate” (Prod. By The Futuristiks)