TDE lodestar Jay Rock has unfurled new one into the ether. “Win” is a no-punches-pulled victory lap that luxuriates in its incontestable spirit and features Rock’s zeitgeist-enthralling labelmate Kendrick Lamar.
A song this direct – “Get out the way, get the fuck up out my way, yeah (yeah) / You either with me or against me, ho (ho) / You either with me or (wait)” – doesn’t need unpacking since it lays everything bare for you. And though Lamar doesn’t have a verse to himself, ad libbing as he does throughout the song in his distinct nasal register, the juddering sonics are more than ably lit up with Rock’s sledgehammer flow and indisputable intent.
It’s very foreseeable that “Win” will feature in the forthcoming Rock album – his third – whose lead herald is the Black Panther: The Album highlight “King’s Dead”, which besides him and Lamar, stars Future and James Blake.
Listen to “Win” below.