Jay Electronica News

  • Top Tracks of The Week: March 3 - March 9
    Top Tracks of The Week: March 3 - March 9
    Mar 10, 2015 at 06:19 PM
    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).
  • Jay Electronica Announces Tour Dates In Europe & China
    Jay Electronica Announces Tour Dates In Europe & China
    Mar 3, 2015 at 05:38 PM
    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 05:44 PM
    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.
  • Jay Electronica Vents About Crime & Race In America
    Jay Electronica Vents About Crime & Race In America
    Dec 8, 2014 at 04:16 PM
    We've seen a lot of artists speak out following the recent developments in both Eric Garner and Mike Brown's case, with both victims being killed at the hands of a police officer, but neither police officers receiving any sort of charge.
  • Common Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Tour With Jay Electronica
    Common Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Tour With Jay Electronica
    Oct 14, 2014 at 01:10 PM
    After Jay Electronica hopped on Common's remix of "Kingdom", the two have followed up to join forces for an entire "Nobody's Smiling" tour. The tour dates aren't extensive, but they hit several key spots across the United States-- no Canada dates this time around though.
  • Jay Z & No I.D. In The Studio With Jay Electronica
    Jay Z & No I.D. In The Studio With Jay Electronica
    Oct 2, 2014 at 02:34 PM
    Jay Electronica has been popping up here and there in the past year, although for the most part, he still remains elusive.
  • Jay Electronica To Appear On Common's "Kingdom" Remix [Update: Remix Debuts At AAHH!Fest]
    Jay Electronica To Appear On Common's "Kingdom" Remix [Update: Remix Debuts At AAHH!Fest]
    Sep 22, 2014 at 02:33 AM
    Jay Electronica has emerged from hiding to appear at AAHH!Fest in Chicago alongside some of hip-hop's finest. Prior to his set, Elec spoke briefly with Revolt TV about the festival and his upcoming work, specifically a remix he recorded alongside AAHH!Fest's co-sponsor Common. Claiming a remix to Com's "Kingdom" single has already been produced, Elec also commended the song's originator his efforts alongside Kanye West in creating the music festival. 
  • Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
    Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
    Jul 23, 2014 at 05:13 AM
    Minister Louis Farrakhan has penned a letter addressing Jay Z and Jay Electronica's representation of The Five Percent Nation at the 10th annual Brookyln Hip-Hop Festival that took place earlier this month. Claiming he's "proud" of every person who stood alongside Electronica, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI) uses the text to preach the organization's teachings and defend the profanity in the rapper's music. Read select text below:
  • The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
    The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
    Jul 21, 2014 at 03:37 PM
    Last week, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Jay Electronica gave fans a set to remember as he brought out labelmate Jay Z, Mac Miller, J. Cole, and Talib Kweli. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jay is an elusive rapper and producer who joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation roster label in 2010.
  • Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    Jul 12, 2014 at 09:38 PM
    The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is going down today in Williamsburg, and so far, Jay Electronica's set was the most surprising. Jay Elec performing alone in itself is quite a rare sight, but the elusive rapper made sure to up the ante of his set with a few big name guest appearances.
  • Stream The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Featuring Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CyHi The Prynce And More
    Stream The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Featuring Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CyHi The Prynce And More
    Jul 12, 2014 at 01:39 PM
    The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has now been going strong for ten years, and for this year's festivities (taking place today), they're offering a live stream of the event. Beginning at 2:30, watch performances by DJ Rob Swift (with special guests), CyHi The Prynce, Jay Electronica, CJ Fly of Pro Era and Raekwon in the video player below. Set times are as follows: 10th Anniversary Set 2:30-3:30 Curated by DJ Rob Swift ft. Surprise Guests Cyhi The Prynce 3:40-4:10 Jay Electronica 4:20-5:20 CJ FLY of Pro Era 6:00-6:30 Raekwon 7:00-8:00
  • Jay Electronica Returns To Twitter To Put Peter Rosenberg And Lyor Cohen On Blast
    Jay Electronica Returns To Twitter To Put Peter Rosenberg And Lyor Cohen On Blast
    Jul 3, 2014 at 07:01 PM
    Before today, Jay Electronica had been absent from Twitter since April 26th, shortly following a rant he posted about "so-called thugs" and crooked cops. But ten or so hours ago, Mr. Electronica reactivated his profile, seemingly for the purpose of putting more people on blast. 
  • Jay Electronica Reassures Fans That His Album Will Be Released In 2014
    Jay Electronica Reassures Fans That His Album Will Be Released In 2014
    Apr 27, 2014 at 02:21 PM
    It's no secret that fans of Jay Electronica have been impatiently waiting on his debut album, Act II: Patents Of Nobility, for close to four years, but yesterday Jay gave them a faint glimmer of hope. Unexpectedly contributing to an Act II thread on hip-hop forum "Kanye To The," Electronica answered fans' questions and cleared up some things about his studio album. Most importantly, he promised that the album would drop later this year.
  • Chance The Rapper, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown And More React To DJ Rashad's Death
    Chance The Rapper, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown And More React To DJ Rashad's Death
    Apr 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM
    Though DJ Rashad was a more well-known figure in the dance music world, he had his fair share of friends and admirers in the hip-hop sphere. Yesterday, the 35-year-old DJ was found dead in his apartment, with narcotics and drug paraphernalia allegedly found near his body. Many rappers and producers, including Rashad's onetime tour-mate Chance The Rapper, took to Twitter to remember the music legend. Read tweets from Chance, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Jay Electronica, A-Trak, Lee Bannon, Jeremiah Jae and Sasha Go Hard below. 
  • Jay Electronica Sends Cryptic Tweet About July 12
    Jay Electronica Sends Cryptic Tweet About July 12
    Apr 24, 2014 at 07:25 PM
    Jay Electronica is at it again. What, exactly, we're not sure. The rapper is on Twitter this evening, and after deleting all his old tweets, a common habit of his, he sent out some new ones. The new tweets included a cryptic message which leads us to believe we can expect new content from Jay (visual and/or audio?) in the near future.
  • Jay Electronica Says He Has The Best Verse On "Control"
    Jay Electronica Says He Has The Best Verse On "Control"
    Apr 18, 2014 at 09:57 PM
     Jay Electronica isn't one to shy away from his thoughts on twitter. A few weeks ago, he took to the social media platform to vent out his frustration about so called “thugs" and crooked cops. Well on Friday, he was back at it with some more choice words during a fan Q&A.
  • Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
    Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
    Apr 16, 2014 at 01:06 PM
    The celebrations for Nas' 20-year anniversary of Illmatic continue each day, as we near April 19th. We saw Nas pay a visit to HuffPost Live for an in-depth interview on the classic LP, and we've also received a stream for highlights off it.
  • Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces Headliners Jay Electronica & Raekwon
    Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces Headliners Jay Electronica & Raekwon
    Apr 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM
    Festival season is officially upon us, with Coachella really kicking things off this past weekend with OutKast as headliners.
  • Jay Electronica Goes On Twitter Rant Against "So-Called" Thugs & Crooked Cops
    Jay Electronica Goes On Twitter Rant Against "So-Called" Thugs & Crooked Cops
    Apr 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM
    We've seen Jay Electronica return to music in recent times, just yesterday he appeared alongside the New Royals on "Minutes of Moog" and put the internet topsy-turvy with his verse alone, as he is warrant to do. Jay Elechannukah also resurfaced on Twitter earlier this morning, when he went on quite a lengthy rant against fake thugs and crooked ass cops, even bringing the CIA into it.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week (March 17-23)
    Top Tracks Of The Week (March 17-23)
    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:45 PM
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
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