Dope or Nope 11/3 – New Sa-Ra & Jay Electronica!

3 11 2009

Sa-Ra – Love Czars II (Ft. Jay Electronica & Ta’Raach)sa-ra_creative_partners
Neo-Soul’s best kept secret, Sa-Ra “Creative Partners” drop this dope melodic joint with one of my favorite new artist, Jay Electronica. Though Sa-Ra and Taz Arnold (Sa-Ra’s lead and Kanye’s affiliate) are a bit eccentric, their music is fresh and soulful. If you ever want to get up on their music, check out 2007’s The Hollywood Recordings. The original “Love Czars” appears on their most recent release Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love.

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Dope or Nope 10/28 – Jay Electronica’s Exhibit C

28 10 2009

Jay Electronica – Exhibit C (produced by Just Blaze) (Radio Rip)
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Last year Jay Elect blessed us with the ever so dope “Exhibit A” track produced by none other than Just Blaze. “Exhibit A” was one of the sickest tracks of ’08, and this time around Jay Elect and The Megatron Don continue their rawness with “Exhibit C”. How can you front on this?

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Polls is Talkin’: NextUp – Drake

19 01 2009

On my latest poll I asked Hip Hop AD readers who’s they feel is the next best thing. While the results were all close, Canadian MC Drake was the winner. You may have seen him on the hit high school show Degrassi where he plays the crippled ball player Jimmy. He has now ventured into music being a new rapper/singer signed to Interscope under the name Drake. He is also apart of Lil’ Wayne’s entourage Young Money. Being affiliated with Young Money granted Drake numerous Wayne collabo’s and he is rumored to produce Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later. Drake being signed to Interscope, radio-friendly joints, and his Lil Wayne affiliation gives him the potential to be the next big thing.
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Dope or Nope 11/4 – New Jay Elect

5 11 2008

A fresh, new track from Jay Electronica produced by Just Blaze. Weeks ago there was streaming footage online of Jay & Just Blaze working in the studio and it resulted in dope music. Still no word on when Jay Elect will drop his debut album, but it should be nice.

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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.
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Rock The Bells 2008: Interviews, Freestyles & Footage!

6 08 2008

To add to the hype for Saturday’s Rock The Bells Tour, here’s a couple of videos with interviews from God MC Rakim, De La Soul, newcomer Jay Electronica, and more.

Rakim Interview w/ Green Lantern

De La Soul Interview w/ Green Lantern

Jay Electronica – Freestyle & Interview w/ Dj Green Lantern

Supernatural Freestyle