Jay Z Calls Out Drake In The New Jay Electronica Song
If you haven't heard Jay Electronica's new song over Soulja Boy's "We Made It" track, drop everything and give the play button a twirl. It's that good. However, if you have heard it you probably noticed a bar in Jay Z's verse that seemed to address the OVO meister, Drizzy Drake of Toronto.
Jay Electronica Disses Drake & J. Cole During Live Show
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.
The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
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 Calls Kendrick Lamar His "Son," Threatens To Slap 50 Cent
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.
TDE President Dave Free Responds To Jay Electronica's Kendrick Diss, Jay Claps Backs
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 Offers "Peace" To Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent
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 Z Brings Out Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Jeezy & Jay Electronica During "B-Sides" Concert In NYC
New Yorkers (who happen to be TIDAL users) were treated to a historic performance last night (May 16). Not only did Hov perform rarities from his back catalog, the TIDAL boss also brought out many surprise guests, including the reunion of the early '00s Roc-A-Fella lineup.
Chance The Rapper's Interview With Zane Lowe Is A Must-Listen
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.
The Road To Jay Electronica's "Act II: Patents Of Nobility"
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 Returns To Twitter To Put Peter Rosenberg And Lyor Cohen On Blast
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 Sends Cryptic Tweet About July 12
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 Goes On Twitter Rant Against "So-Called" Thugs & Crooked Cops
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.
Jay Electronica Reassures Fans That His Album Will Be Released In 2014
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.
Jay Electronica Says He Has The Best Verse On "Control"
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.
Jay Electronica Calls Kanye West A "Black God," Talks Young Thug & O.T. Genasis
We may never get Jay Electronica's "Act II: Patents of Nobility", though last month, we came one leak closer with "Road to Perdition".
10 Drumless Hip-Hop Tracks
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.
Chance The Rapper, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown And More React To DJ Rashad's Death
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.
Transplant Rap: 9 Rappers Who Blew Up Away From Home
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.
13 Essential Jay Electronica Tracks
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 Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
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.