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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Jay Electronica A Written Testimony

Jay Electronica never wanted to make an album. This much is clear. He let us know over and over again. "An album is a false…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2020 - 4:26 pm

2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

Status Ain't Hood

GoldLink’s “Crew” Is A Near-Perfect Summer Jam

For the longest time, Washington, DC didn't really have rap music. Or it had rap music, but if you weren't from there, you wouldn't know.
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2017 - 1:15 pm

More Jay Electronica stories

Stream Jay Electronica’s Debut Album A Written Testimony

Over a decade ago, New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica made a huge splash with "Exhibit C." He's been part of enough songs since then to…
James Rettig | March 12, 2020 - 11:20 pm

Jay Electronica Says His Album Is Done And That It Will Be Out In 40 Days

With his monstrous breakout single "Exhibit C," the tough and enigmatic rapper Jay Electronica stoked the kind of buzz that few rappers are lucky enough…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2020 - 9:19 am

Sons Of Yusuf & Jay Electronica – “Diving For Pearls”

All these years later, Jay Electronica remains an elusive character. Yes, there is still no album -- he once called them a "false concept" --…
Ryan Leas | January 31, 2020 - 11:38 am

Dave East, Jay Electronica, & 070 Phi – “No Hoodie (Nothin’ To Lose)”

It's been a full decade since rap enigma Jay Electronica broke out with the underground smash "Exhibit C." He still hasn't released an album. (He…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Poo Bear – “Hard 2 Face Reality” (Feat. Justin Bieber & Jay Electronica)

Jason Boyd, better known as Poo Bear, started his career as a songwriter for R&B and hip-hop acts like 112, Big Boi, and Chris Brown…
Peter Helman | April 6, 2018 - 12:06 am

KMD – “True Lightyears” (Feat. Jay Electronica & DOOM)

Before he donned a mask and became MF DOOM, Daniel Dumile rapped under the name Zev Love X as a member of golden-era hip-hop group…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 11:56 am

Status Ain't Hood

Gunplay Will Still Beat The Shit Out Of You

Pity the rap-crew enforcer. It's a vital but thankless job. Every ascendant rap Michael Jordan needs a Charles Oakley, a guy there to reinforce the…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Jay Electronica – “Letter To Falon”

Jay Electronica's debut album has been on hold for the better part of a decade -- his big breakout single "Exhibit C" came out way…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2017 - 9:53 am

Jay Electronica Says He Hasn’t Made An Album Because Albums Are A “False Concept”

Jay Electronica has never released a full-length album because according to him, albums are a "false concept." The New Orleans MC told Billboard the following…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 23, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Personal note to Oneohtrix Point Never: Hey buddy! We haven't met. I'm Tom. I want to talk to you about putting Val Kilmer in your
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Chance The Rapper – “How Great” (Feat. Jay Electronica) Video

Chance The Rapper has shared a new video for Coloring Book track "How Great." It's optimized for mobile, so it kind of annoyingly requires you…
Peter Helman | October 20, 2016 - 8:18 pm

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
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