NextUp: Jay Electronica

11 08 2008

During a time when Southern MC’s are often stereotyped as materialistic artists who aren’t focused on the art of hip hop, comes Jay Electronica hailing from New Orleans. Jay Electronica, who developed his rap name from his influence from heavy synthisized music; is a sophisticated emcee who not only raps, he also produces. He is responsible for producing “Queens Get The Money”, the opening track off of Nas’ (who also co-signed Jay Electronica as a great upcoming artist) latest effort Untitled. He also produced tracks off his underground album What the F*ck is a Jay Electronica.

When listening to Jay’s album, you hear a wide range of subjects ranging from consciousness, to the third eye, to women who play hard to get. Whether he’s spittin over beats by the late J Dilla on “Bitches and Drugs”, Madlib on “Extra Extra”, or movie scores without a bass, kick, or snare on “Eternal Sunshine”; Jay Elect drops lyricism with a smooth delivery and a laid back flow. Check the jointage below:

Hard to Get

Bitches & Drugs

Jay Elect has received the stamp of approval by Nas (who I’ve mentioned earlier in this blog), super producer Just Blaze, and his woman friend Erykah Badu. He is also working on collaboration with fellow N.O . resident Lil Wayne, and he is a part of the highly popular Rock The Bells tour (unfortunately I missed his performance). He is currently preparing his debut album Abracadabra: Let There Be Light, no release date has been set for this album.



2 responses

13 08 2008

“Hard to Get” that’s definitely my shit. He makes that feel good music… real music… i appreciate the fact that you give artist like him credit. It’s time to eliminate the fake and let the real take place 🙂

13 08 2008
L The Hustla

Im glad u kno wassup. Eternal Sunshine is what got me listenin to dude.

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