Jay Electronica News

Ab-Soul Disses Jay Electronica During Freestyle At Steez Day Festival
Ab-Soul Disses Jay Electronica During Freestyle At Steez Day Festival Jul 9, 2016 at 01:22am
It’s safe to say Ab-Soul isn’t a big fan of Jay Electronica. On Thursday night, the TDE member took the stage at the second annual STEEZ Day Festival in Los Angeles to send a message and/or “shot” (if you can even call it that) at the Brooklyn rapper.
Jay Electronica Suggests New Project Will Arrive Within Next 40 Days
Jay Electronica Suggests New Project Will Arrive Within Next 40 Days Jul 3, 2016 at 10:36am
Jay Electronica has made a lot of great music over the last decade, but unfortunately, it has never amounted to a proper full length project. His short, experimental project, Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), set itself up for a sequel, and since 2007 fans have been awaiting what they hoped would be a proper debut from the talented New Orleans rapper.
Chance The Rapper's Interview With Zane Lowe Is A Must-Listen
Chance The Rapper's Interview With Zane Lowe Is A Must-Listen May 24, 2016 at 02:37pm
A lot to unpack from Chance the Rapper's new interview with Zane Lowe. Much like Coloring Book, the hour-long interview lived up to lofty expectations. Chance spoke on a variety of topics in depth including collaborations with Kanye West, his spiritual life, and his relationship with the music industry.
Footage Of Unreleased MF DOOM X Jay Electronica Collab Surfaces
Footage Of Unreleased MF DOOM X Jay Electronica Collab Surfaces May 14, 2016 at 05:12pm
Jay Electronica loves not putting out music even more than he loves making it. Sometimes, it's up to others to share with the world what Jay Elec has been cooking. In this case, the plug is MF DOOM, who shared an unreleased, untitled collaboration with Jay Electronica during his set at SXSW in March. Fan footage of the set emerged last month, and DOOM shared the video on his Facebook page early Saturday morning. Neither DOOM nor Electronica was actually in the building -- DOOM was performing remotely.
Jay Electronica Offers "Peace" To Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent
Jay Electronica Offers "Peace" To Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent Apr 24, 2016 at 11:55am
You may remember a certain Periscope session that Jay Electronica shared back in February, where the rapper made some candid remarks about both 50 Cent ("We will slap 50 Cent’s eyeballs loose out his scalp”) and Kendrick Lamar ("Kendrick is my son, Kendrick is my baby, Kendrick wishes he could be me").
Jay Electronica Is Going On Tour
Jay Electronica Is Going On Tour Mar 23, 2016 at 01:00pm
Jay Electronica’s Periscope streams have been getting more attention than his music (or lack thereof) lately, but apparently the mysterious rapper is ready to do a few performances around the United States. The 5-date tour is about as short as you can get while still calling something a tour. It makes only west coast stops, with the exception of one date in Chicago. Check out the list of dates below and a tour poster up top.
TDE President Dave Free Responds To Jay Electronica's Kendrick Diss, Jay Claps Backs
TDE President Dave Free Responds To Jay Electronica's Kendrick Diss, Jay Claps Backs Feb 16, 2016 at 10:05am
Over the weekend, things took a turn for the strange when Jay Electronica's Periscope stream resulted in a diss against Kendrick Lamar (and a threat to slap 50 Cent). At first it didn't really seem like Jay Elect was dissing Kendrick, in fact he appeared to be defending him against his fans, before later alleging Kendrick's his son.
Jay Electronica Calls Kendrick Lamar His "Son," Threatens To Slap 50 Cent
Jay Electronica Calls Kendrick Lamar His "Son," Threatens To Slap 50 Cent Feb 6, 2016 at 11:55am
As far as we know, Jay Electronica doesn't have an album on the way, but he has opened a Periscope account, and he got pretty comfortable speaking his mind via live stream Friday night. Jay seemed to be in a pretty excitable mood while answering fan questions in the back of his car, letting viewers know how he felt about a few rap's popular topics.
Jay Electronica To Release "Exhibit A" & "Exhibit C" On Vinyl
Jay Electronica To Release "Exhibit A" & "Exhibit C" On Vinyl Oct 28, 2015 at 10:44am
Jay Electronica is known in equal parts for his prodigious rapping talents and for his infuriating refusal to put out new music. He is the most self-effacing rapper ever, and he continues to torment his fans with the announcement that his only two singles ever, "Exhibit A" and "Exhibit C," will be available for purchase on vinyl on Black Friday (November 27) for Record Store Day.
CMJ Takeover Recap: Jay Electronica, Donmonique & More
CMJ Takeover Recap: Jay Electronica, Donmonique & More Oct 14, 2015 at 02:49pm
Last night, the HNHH-sponsored CMJ Takeover went down at Santos House Party in NYC. Although we only really announced the event a day prior, fans came out in hoards, likely for the headliner, Jay Electronica. The reclusive rapper killed his set, but not before proclaiming, "My name is Jay Electronica. I'm from New Orleans, Louisana. The state of hip-hop is fucked up." What do you think of his statement? 
J. Cole, Diddy, Jeezy & More March On 20th Anniversary Of The Million Man March
J. Cole, Diddy, Jeezy & More March On 20th Anniversary Of The Million Man March Oct 10, 2015 at 05:57pm
Today, October 10, thousands gathered in Washington D.C. for the Justice Or Else march, which comes on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, who also led today's march. Many of hip-hop's elite, including Diddy, Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jay Electronica, showed up to walk and show solidarity in the fight against police violence.
Transplant Rap: 9 Rappers Who Blew Up Away From Home
Transplant Rap: 9 Rappers Who Blew Up Away From Home Sep 10, 2015 at 05:28pm
With his debut album Only Way Is Up finally out, rapper K Camp is really able to secure himself as success in the rap game-- or at least, that's the hope. For the past year or two, Kristopher Cambell has been delivering massive hits in Atlanta to great success and everyone's enjoyment. What's funny though, is despite his successes and a particular ear for the desires of the A-Town market, K Camp's origins couldn't be more far from Atlanta; in fact he initially heralded all the way from Milwaukee.
Jay Electronica Disses Drake & J. Cole During Live Show
Jay Electronica Disses Drake & J. Cole During Live Show Aug 19, 2015 at 02:47pm
In hip hop, one of the most important factors in determining an artist's legacy and greatness is still the album. Although some would argue that the medium is past its prime, debates about "legends" or even "best rappers alive" usually involve the artists' discography, which is why this latest Jay Electronica story is so hilarious. During a performance in London last night, the albumless wonder called himself "the God of hip hop" and sent shots at two artists in competition for that title, Drake and J. Cole.
10 Drumless Hip-Hop Tracks
10 Drumless Hip-Hop Tracks May 16, 2015 at 01:38pm
What's that? Hip hop without the drums? Does that exist? Is it even possible? Well, it does exist in some form. While hip hop is almost defined by its drums, there are instances where rapping takes place over an absence of drums. Whether it's Nas kicking off his Untitled album or Outkast getting galactic on ATLiens, some cool tracks have been created without that classic boom-bap rhythm.
Top Tracks of The Week: March 3 - March 9
Top Tracks of The Week: March 3 - March 9 Mar 10, 2015 at 06:19pm
Here it is, the once-a-week look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about. Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more popular artists. We still think these tracks are worthy of your attention, but if you need a look at artists you may have missed, take a look at Underrated Audio. With no outright superstars to talk about this week, our top tracks consisted of quite a few up-and-comers (and several familiar faces we haven't heard from in a while).
The Road To Jay Electronica's "Act II: Patents Of Nobility"
The Road To Jay Electronica's "Act II: Patents Of Nobility" Mar 6, 2015 at 07:37pm
Jay Electronica is now 38 years old. It's been nearly eight years since his first mixtape surfaced on the web, nearly five years since he signed with Roc Nation, and nearly four years since he claimed his debut album was finished. Album delays are commonplace these days, but four years? We heard a version of "Shiny Suit Theory" days after Jay E. signed with Hov; that was in November of 2010, and, as far as we know, a version of the track will still appear on the album. 
Jay Electronica Announces Tour Dates In Europe & China
Jay Electronica Announces Tour Dates In Europe & China Mar 3, 2015 at 05:38pm
Jay Electronica is an unpredictable dude. He's released some of the most acclaimed stand alone tracks of the last few years, but has yet to release a debut album, and has been something of a recluse over the last little while, moving to London and rarely making public appearances. It comes as a surprise then, that the rapper has announced a new tour, and in regular Jay Elec fashion, he's not doing the usual rounds.
13 Essential Jay Electronica Tracks
13 Essential Jay Electronica Tracks Mar 1, 2015 at 05:44pm
Jay Electronica is a strange cat. The New Orleans-born MC now resides in London, where very few rappers decide to claim home. He's released music sporadically throughout his 11 year career, failing to deliver a long-awaited full-length project despite signing to Roc Nation MGMT and rapping alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Jay Z.