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Jay Rock with Reason
October 13 • 8:00 pm• $20 – $75
On Saturday, October 13, Dead Nation Presents and Top Dawg Entertainment proudly host Jay Rock’s The Big Redemption Tour at the WOW Hall with special guest Reason.
After a life-threatening motorcycle accident, Jay Rock returns with his strongest album yet, a collection of rap songs that highlight his struggle and journey. Redemption is the third studio album by rapper Jay Rock; it was released by Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records on June 15, 2018. It succeeds Rock’s second album 90059, released three years prior. Redemption features production executive producer and Top Dawg Entertainment label-head Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Sounwave, Hit-Boy, Mike Will Made It and Boi-1da; as well as further contributions from Jake One, Teddy Walton, Cardo and Vinylz, among others. The album features TDE label-mates Kendrick Lamar and SZA, as well as appearances from Future, J. Cole and Jeremih. The album was met with critical acclaim and debuted at number 13 on the US Billboard 200. The lead single “King’s Dead –with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake — was released on January 11 and also served as a single from the Black Panther Soundtrack. “Jay Rock’s music is consumed by his struggles; he wrestles with the granular details of street life and gangbanging,” writes Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork. “Few gangsta rappers are better at illustrating just how limited their options were and how undaunted they had to be to overcome them.”
Top Dawg Entertainment added to its rich roster of entertainment with the signing of Reason a Del Amo, Calif.-bred rapper who gained his most significant bit of exposure when he appeared on the label’s Black Panther soundtrack earlier this year on a song called “Seasons”. “The Soul” serves as a showcase for some serious talent. On the track, Reason delivers some passionate bars about his come-up. It’s basically a classic “I’ve finally made it” kind of vibe, and it’s dope.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show and $75 for Meet & Greet, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.