Jaap van der Doelen tracks the nomadic MC's journey from purported savior of hip-hop to prodigal son.
Paul Thompson has never once met David Icke. There are conspiracy theories whispered by some Britons that the Rothschild family, a centuries-old banking dynasty, had a hand in Princess Diana’s death. No such evidence exists, but the rumors persist, the family shrouded in a sinister cloud of gossip. If there’s one thing heiress Kate Rothschild […]
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Tosten Burks can’t do anything without consulting his crystal first. Jay Electronica has been shamed. What feels like lifetimes ago, he emerged on top of a movie score, an Asiatic blackman from Zion dishing drumless God-hop intertwined with Willy Wonka monologues. He was a myth that stunned the internet and impregnated Erykah Badu. Two years […]
From here on out, to be “controlled” should replace “renegaded” as what happens when you shouldn’t let another rapper on your song for fear of incineration. K. Dot reminding everyone that he has a parking garage with a collage of everyone he despised from the moment he turned five. He mentions Kurupt and “Calling Out […]
Mos Def and Jay Absentia last appeared together on 2009’s  Reflection Eternal reunion. The song was called “Just Begun” and it ostensibly highlighted the once nascent rise of  Jay Electronica. Over three years later, he’s become a punchline of Detox proportion.  Even Dre got an Executive Producer credit on Kendrick’s last record, which we all […]
Hijacked by The What (Jeff Weiss, Son Raw, Doc Zeus, Alex Piyevski, Trey Kerby, Evan Nabavian, Jimmy Ness) 01 Real Magic [Ft. Ronald Reagan] Punctuated by samples of the late president in his later, more senile years, the clips still make more sense than most of Electronica’s tweets. The song answers once and for all […]
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The Ghost of Jay Electronica September 16, 2010
“I’ve been afraid to release Act II because I feel like it’s not gonna be good enough. I know the people expect so much from me. — Jay Electronica on Aug. 9th, via Twitter for the iPad Jay Electronica has no one to blame but himself. During his sold-out Key Club appearance last week, the […]
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Jay Electronica is not the messiah, but he is messianic. His mission is to bring “the game back.”  I do not believe that the game needs to be saved. And even if Electronica was the savior, no one would ever believe that Puff Daddy would have anything to do with his return, unless the new […]
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Once again, Gilles Peterson, proves why British public radio overshadows its ex-colony, by coaxing an appearance out of the enigmatic Jay Electronica, who remains unwilling to properly explain the whereabouts of Act II.  After all, the Style War emperor is almost 35, and still has yet to release an official album. Why rush now. Besides, […]
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Chalk one up to the open-source ability of the Internet. Late Sunday night, Joey  flashed the bat-signal requesting help in determining the full tracklist of Jay Electronica’s Victory.  Before I even had the chance  to aid the mission, the problem was solved. If only the Internet could figure out Afghanistan, the Health Care fiasco, and […]
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