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Red Bull Music Academy presents Jay Electronica | Listen & Love

on October 9, 2011with 0 comments

Jay Electronica
Roc Nation, NYC

Jay Electronica swept onto the hip hop scene in a wave of enigma late last decade. The effect of his quirky, emotional sound was compounded by the erratic methods of their release, drifting out unannounced via the internet – the Myspace leak of Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), a fifteen minute opus laced with movie samples and beatless film soundtracks, represented the beginning of an astounding surge of interest in both the man and his music back in 2007. Since then, the New Orleans-born MC and producer has garnered heavy support from everybody from Nas to Gilles Peterson, and has worked heavily with soulslinger Just Blaze, dropping two instant neo-backpack classics, Exhibit A and Exhibit C. He has partnered with New York-based “idea studio” Decon for work on his debut album as well as a video project with label founder Jason Goldwatch while working on a project with fellow supa emcees Mos Def and Curren$y, Jay knows how to keep himself busy without rushing things. Without a doubt one of hip hop’s most gifted lyrical wonders, Jay Electronica recently signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. To paraphrase his collaboration with Talib Kweli und Hi-Tek: he’s only just begun.

Playlist
Jay Electronica – Hagler (Intro)
Jay Electronica – Exhibit A (Transformations)
Jay Electronica – Abracadabra
Jay Electronica – My World (Nas Salute) b/w Nas – The World Is Yours
Jay Electronica – Freestyle
Jay Electronica – Dimethyltryptamine
Jay Electronica – Deal Moleskine
Jay Electronica – Google Eyes
Jay Electronica feat. Puff Daddy – The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace
Jay Electronica – Exhibit C

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