Last Friday, November 12, Jay Electronica signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Above is a mock of the Lebron James “The Decision” piece but about Jay Electronica instead. It’s kind of funny. Now under Jay-Z’s record label, coupled with the release of a couple hot new songs this week, Jay Electronica is our prospect of the week.
Jay E hasn’t gotten the attention he deserves because he doesn’t put a lot of promotion into the releases of his songs and they are quite unconventional, sampling movie scores (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Willy Wonka), dialogue (JFK speech samples below) and the lyrics are different. But he has flow like Nas and under Jay-Z, I think he will become a star (Jay vs Jay anyone?).
Listen and download the two most recent Jay Electronica songs below and if you like those, download this compilation mixtape.