Jay Worthy, DāM FunK & A-Trak – 105 West ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Channel Tres, DJ Quik

Fresh off a performance for The Pop Out: Ken & Friends, today, West Coast stalwarts Jay Worthy and Dām-Funk announce their forthcoming collaborative album Magic Hour due July 12th via EMPIRE. The announcement follows their previously released single “Westside,” featuring DRAM, a glowing ode to the coast they hail from and its rich musical tapestry. Magic Hour captures the essence of funk and West Coast hip-hop from one of the city’s foremost musical emissaries in Dām-Funk and showcases the musical prowess and adaptability of Jay Worthy as one of the most prominent voices and musical forces of the West Coast underground.



Fittingly paired to the album announcement is the duo’s new single “105 West,” featuring fellow Angelenos Channel Tres, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Quik and A-Trak, named after Southern California’s infamously busy, but integral interstate. The song contains all the bounce and unbothered conviction that has made West Coast rap so recognizable, affirming a shared regional pride across generations with a subsequent nod to the Black and brown cultures that have contributed to one of the most influential genres to date. The single is accompanied by a new video that features Channel, Ty, Dām-Funk and Jay at their Magic Hour event at SoHo House in LA last month.

First arriving on the scene in the mid-2010s, Jay Worthy has made a name for himself as “one of the most dependable members of the West Coast underground” as dubbed by Pitchfork, having worked on tracks with artists like The Alchemist, Westside Gunn, Kamaiyah, Harry Fraud, and most recently Roc Marciano on their collaborative album Nothing Bigger Than the Program. Worthy is also an influential musical figure behind the scenes.