It only took a decade for us to get a Jay Electronica album. But A Written Testimony is finally here with eight of the ten songs on the album featuring Jay-Z. At a total combined age of 93, the duo proves that age is nothing but a number as they deliver quality bars over banging production. One of the standouts is “Flux Capacitor” as Jay-Z addresses his relationship with the NFL and Jay Electronica just goes ape.
The elusive Jay Electronica joins forces with Dave East and 070 Phi for “No Hoodie (Nothin’ To Lose).”
From Talib Kweli’s Radio Silence comes the video for the Jay Electronica and Yummy Bingham featured “All of Us.” Directed by Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsalman, the video tells the tragic story of a Black man and his son’s experiences with police brutality.
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)