A few months back, newcomer Jay Electronica made a splash after dropping a mixtape themed after the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The mixtape was a 20-minute trackless stream that included samples from the film and monologues about Jay from Just Blaze and Erykah Badu. Since, Jay was signed to Erykah’s label and got a major big-up from Nas. Jay is now scheduled to go on a tour with Nas for the Untitled album. And if you don’t read the credits on your new albums, Jay was the producer on “Queens Get the Money” track on Nas’s new album.
Jay is an impeccable lyricist and comes up with concepts I’ve personally never heard anyone rap about. It’ll take some getting used to and some major focus on what the f*ck he’s talking about, but once you get it, you really get it. He’s not one of the Lupe’s that’s totally over heads, but rather just someone who uses crazy lyrical wit to bring up untouched topics (UFO’s??).
As a Labor Day gift, there is a link below to a mixtape created that compiles all of Jay’s released material. It can be a little hard to find, so enjoy. Happy Labor Day.