Jay Electronica says he didn't know Kendrick Lamar was on the record "Control (HOF)" until a few days before it was released.
Jay Electronica is usually reclusive from the hip-hop scene, especially the hip-hop blog scene. However, it seems Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" is the exception, as the media-shy rapper spoke to Revolt TV about his verse and the record in general.
Jay Elect praises it as a good thing for rap, as many of his counterparts have already done. "I like the song and the stir it’s causing," the Roc Nation artist said. "It’s good for rap music."
Jay continued to reveal that he had no idea Kendrick would be on the cut when he was originally asked by Sean to record something a few months back. "A month or two ago, Big Sean asked me to be on this record with him for his album. He had a demo hook on it at the time. I did my verse and sent it back," the lyricist explained. "I found out a couple days before it was released that Kendrick had put a verse on it."
Jay definitely had a dope verse which may have been slightly overlooked amidst the Kendrick frenzy. Jay's verse is more complex to understand and may require a few listens. We're sure you've already listened, but you can listen once more below and let us know what you think about it.
You can also read his full verse below via GotBars.
You could check my name on the books
I Earth, Wind, and Fire’d the verse, then rained on the hook
The legend of Dorothy Flowers proclaimed from the roof
The tale of magnificent king who came from the nooks
Of the wild magnolia, mother of many soldiers
We live by every single word she ever told us
Watch over your shoulders
And keep a tin of beans for when the weather turns the coldest
The Lord is our shepherd, so our cup runneth over
Put your trust in the Lord but tether your Chevy Nova
I’m spittin' this shit for closure
And God is my witness, so you could get it from Hova
For all you magicians that’s fidgeting with the cobra
I’m silent as a rock, ‘cause I came from a rock
That’s why I came with a rock, then signed my name on the Roc
Draw a line around some Earth, then put my name on the plot
Cause I endured a lot of pain for everything that I got
The eyelashes like umbrellas when it rains from the heart
And the tissue is like an angel kissin you in the dark
You go from blind sight to hindsight, passion of the Christ
Right, to baskin' in the limelight, it take time to get your mind right
Jay Electricity, PBS mysteries
In a lofty place, tangling with Satan over history
You can’t say shit to me - Alhamdulillah
It’s strictly by faith that we made it this far