That folder that MF DOOM sent to Adult Swim is the gift that keeps giving as the next joint that drops is from a forthcoming KMD album Crack In Time that features DOOM and Jay Electronica titled “True Lightyears.”
Jay Electronica songs are scarce. For reasons unknown to most, we still don’t have an album. But Kevin Durant urged Jay Elec to drop new music and when one of the best NBA players around makes a suggestion, you do it. With that comes “Letter To Fallon.” Enjoy and don’t hold your breath for any new music anytime soon.
Jay Electronica drops a new joint “The Curse Of Mayweather” and proceeds to fire shots at both Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent. The former he goes at in defense that some people believe Kendrick is better because of his Grammy nods. Or, he could still be bitter from the “Control” verse. The latter he calls a “cockroach.”
The highly anticipated and long overdue Jay Electronica album has been lingering long in the minds of hip hop heads everywhere who have been awaiting a full body of work from the emcee. However, during a performance in NYC for CMJ, Jay Elec said the following…
“I was just backstage talking about that with [Jason] Goldwatch. We were talking about the delete button.”
Wait, what? After all this time? He could be teasing us but you never know with Jay Electronica. With the project being so old, perhaps he’s wanting to scrap all the older material in favor of something new.
Is it RIP Act II?
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Yet another unreleased song from Jay Electronica has hit the internet. But there still are no signs of Act 2…unless you have Just Blaze’s cell phone.
Apparently recorded during George W. Bush’s first term in office (2001-2005), this unreleased Jay Electronica track doesn’t necessarily sound a decade old. Jay took to twitter to acknowledge the song’s existence but wasn’t released intentionally by him.
That man up record was recorded way during gw bush first term in office! Lol where do ppl get they hands on this stuff??
— سيف الله (@JayElectronica) July 22, 2015
Oh well, enjoy.
In support of his Tidal streaming service, Jay Z took to New York to perform a concert full of “B-Sides.” Of course it was amazing and featured the likes of Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Jeezy, Young Gunz, Jay Electronica & Beanie Sigel. You can watch it in its entirety right here.
B-Sides Set List
“Young, Gifted & Black Freestyle”
“Pump It Up Freestyle”
“Streets Is Watching”
“Friend Or Foe”
“Where I’m From”
“Politics As Usual”
“Guess Who’s Back”
“Show You How”
“Jigga My N*gga”
“U Don’t Know”
“A Million And One/Rhyme No More”
“Marcyville” over a reworked “Murder Was The Case”
“This Can’t Be Live”
“Grammy Family Freestyle”
“You, Me, Him, & Her” with Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel
“What We Do” (Freeway)
“We Made It Freestyle” with Jay Electronica
“Exhibit C” (Jay Electronica)
“Go Crazy” with Jeezy
“Who Dat” (Jeezy)
“Can I Live”
“In My Lifetime (Remix)”
“Dead Presidents pt.1”
“It’s Like That”
“Momma Loved Me”
“The Thrill Is Gone” (BB King Tribute)
“National Anthem” (Jimi Hendrix)
You know how scarce a Jay Electronica drop is, right? So when Jay Elec decides to liberate new music it’s usually some sort of celebration. “Road To Perdition” features the ad libs from Jay Z’s “Success” and finds Jay Electronica dropping wicked bars over head snapping production.
Fresh off of their performance together at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards, Common and Jay Electronica have announced that they will be touring together. The “Nobodys Smiling” tour, named after Common’s album of the same title, starts in Las Vegas on November 21 and will end in New York on December 10. Check out the tour dates below.
11/21 – Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
11/23 – Santa Ana, CA (The Observatory)
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA (House of Blues)
11/28 – Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theatre)
11/29 – Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
12/01 – Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
12/02 – Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
12/03 – New Orleans, LA (Howling Wolf G)
12/04 – Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)
12/07 – Washington, DC (Fillmore)
12/08 – Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)
12/09 – New York, NY (Fillmore)
12/10 – New York, NY (Fillmore)
The trailer for an upcoming Jason Goldwatch directed short film “Into The Light” has hit the web. Due out in 2015 courtesy of Mass Appeal, the film follows the hip hop nomad on his travels across the globe. Check out what the director had to say below.
Jay Electronica is full of mystery, and like a magician, his character lends itself to new ways of seeing things that would seem impossible to many. Several years ago, Jay and I traveled to the other side of the Earth. We left a piece of ourselves there. In exchange, we brought back something entirely new, and the images that follow are a glimpse into that magic for everyone who’s curious.
Traveling across strange lands, we were invited to attend sacred ceremonies of sacrifice and parading celebrations of ancient descent. We trekked together towards the horizon and explored crowded monasteries, solitary mountain top temples, slums of filthy laughing children, and rivers running with blood and flower petals. I documented as Jay walked a river of burning human bodies. We crash landed a helicopter in the Himalayas, and he delivered rice and clean water to a school in a refugee tent city. The result was a collage of movements and emotion.