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Status Ain't Hood

Rap Grammys Matter, Except Not Really

In one of the more fascinating moments during Kanye West's recent erratic Twitter spree, he mentioned next year's Grammy Awards, saying that he wouldn't show…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2016 - 12:33 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug Vs. Language

Even before Future and Drake came along and sucked all the air out of the room, this was a dauntingly busy seven days for rap…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2015 - 2:56 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week we heard two major rap releases from each primary coastal city: Earl Sweatshirt's Doris representing L.A., and New York showing up via A$AP…
Stereogum | August 16, 2013 - 6:08 pm

More Jay Electronica stories

Jay Electronica Calls For Stage Stampede When Passing Lil Uzi Vert Steals His Spotlight At Made In America

Budweiser's Jay Z-curated Made In America Festival returned to Philadelphia yesterday, and it brought some mayhem along with it. Early in the evening, Philly.com reports,…
Peter Helman | September 4, 2016 - 10:42 am

Download Chance The Rapper Coloring Book

We back, and we back, and we back, and we back. Chance The Rapper didn't end up releasing the long-awaited Acid Rap follow-up during his…
Peter Helman | May 12, 2016 - 11:10 pm

Jay Electronica – “The Curse Of Mayweather” (Kendrick Lamar Diss)

Back in 2013, on the still-unreleased Big Sean song "Control (HOF)," Kendrick Lamar famously went nuts on everyone in rap -- including New Orleans enigma…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2016 - 5:09 pm

Jay Electronica Disses Kendrick Lamar, Threatens 50 Cent On Periscope

Jay Electronica may not have another song for us anytime soon, but he sure has a lot of opinions. As HotNewHipHop points out, the ever-elusive…
Peter Helman | February 6, 2016 - 2:42 pm

Jay Electronica – “Holladay”

Jay Electronica only puts out a new song once every blue moon, and every time one of those tracks hits the internet, it's impossible not…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Ibeyi – “Exhibit Diaz”

Ibeyi are a pair of 20-year-old French-Cuban twin sisters, and their self-titled debut album features a fusion of electronic elements, hip-hop, and traditional Yorùbán music.
Caitlin White | July 29, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Jay Electronica – “Road To Perdition”

The always-elusive underground rap star Jay Electronica may never get around to releasing an album, but that means it feels like an event every time…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

Watch Common, Vince Staples, & Jay Electronica Pay Tribute To Mike Brown At The BET Hip-Hop Awards

Last night, BET held its annual Hip-Hop Awards show, broadcasting from Atlanta with Snoop Dogg hosting. As usual, the big news items weren't the actual…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2014 - 10:05 am

Preview Into the Light, An Experimental Film Starring Jay Electronica

The enigmatic rap mystic Jay Electronica still hasn't found the time to record an album, but he has carved out the room in his schedule…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Watch Jay Z Join Jay Electronica At Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest

Last weekend, during the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest, Jay Electronica brought out Jay Z (who recently performed nearby on the fantastic-looking On The Run tour with…
Miles Bowe | July 14, 2014 - 11:52 am

Jay Electronica – “We Made It” (Feat. Jay Z)

Last year, Drake heard a track on a recent Soulja Boy mixtape and freestyled over it, and the result was "We Made It," arguably the…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2014 - 11:15 am

Jay Electronica – “Better In Tune With The Infinite” (Feat. LaTonya Givens)

One of the few people in the musicverse who isn't in Austin this weekend is Jay Electronica, the elusive rap hope who shows up with…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Big Sean – “Control (HOF)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

Last night, rap Twitter exploded. The context: Funkmaster Flex premiered "Control (HOF)," a track that won't appear on Big Sean's forthcoming album Hall Of Fame
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2013 - 8:46 am

Mac Miller – “Suplexes Inside Of Complexes And Duplexes” (Feat. Jay Electronica) & “Gees” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

Look guys, I'm sorry, and I'm not any more ready for this than you are, but we're going to have to start taking Mac Miller…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Watch Made In America Fest Highlights: Jay-Z With Pearl Jam, Kanye, Run-D.M.C. & More

Philadelphia's inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D'Angelo, Dirty…
Corban Goble | September 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

Jay Electronica – “Dear Moleskine”

In 2009, Jay Electronica posted a parcel of the Just Blaze-produced "Dear Moleskine" on YouTube, and now the full track has surfaced in its spare,…
Corban Goble | April 9, 2012 - 11:34 am

Jay Electronica – “Call Of Duty (Modern Warfare 3)” (Feat. Mobb Deep)

The beloved underground-rap quasi-recluse Jay Electronica releases new music so infrequently that every new track from him counts as some kind of event. Today, he's…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
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