"They call me Jay Electronica – fck that Call me Jay ElecHanukkah, Jay ElecYarmulke Jay ElecRamadaan, Muhammad A'salaamaleikum RasoulAllah Subhanahu wa ta'ala through your monitor" —Jay Electronica, "Exhibit C"...
Sounds like: Zeroh, Rakim, Jay Electronica Song: Divine Styler - Architectonic What's so good? This past December, a forward-thinking artist who established himself as a frontrunner in avant-garde music in the 90s released his first album in 14 years. Show More Summary
Common, Jay Electronica and Vince Staples honoring Mike Brown was a very emotional moment for the BET Hip Hop Awards, but another touching moment came when Doug E. Fresh took to the stage to accept his “I Am Hip Hop Award.” As the Hip...Show More Summary
The most touching moment of the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards was when Common was joined by Jay Electronica, Vince Staples and a choir for a performance of the remix to his “Kingdom” single. The end of the performance featured a surprise (and warmly welcomed) appearance by Mike Brown’s parents. Show More Summary
In part 4 of the Bun B narrated Raiders of the Lost Art documentary from Royce and DJ Premier, the pair speak on how they (or Royce rather) went about selecting guest artists such as Common and Jay Electronica, and how the album is meant to train listeners to appreciate the music instead of just […]
Sosa hops on the new Dilla produced Nas loosie, “The Season”. I need somebody to blend this with the Nas and Jay Electronica versions immediately. Previously: A-Villa ft. AZ, Havoc, Freeway & Macie Stewart – A Day In The Life
Sounds like: Nneka, Nina Simone, Zaki Ibrahim Song: Jay Electronica - Better In Tune With The Infinite (Ibeyi Cover) What's so good? These mesmerizing Cuban/Parisian twins are the epitome of talent. Drawing influences form a multitude...Show More Summary
Even with no albums to his name, the MC continues to prove his worth.
After teasing their first single “Courtesy”, Royce and DJ Premier reveal the artwork and tracklisting for thier PRhyme LP. As it turns out, they’ve got guest appearances from the likes of Ab-Soul, Mac Miller, Jay Electronica and Common, as well as the entire Slaughterhouse. Check it out below, along with a proper stream of “Courtesy”. […]
The A3C music festival took over the city of Atlanta this past week and our boy Jay Electronica made his way down to the Duck Down showcase/BBQ for a rousing performance of a number of his crowd pleasers. Above, check out a clip of highlights from his set including a tribute to J Dilla and […]
The enigmatic rap mystic Jay Electronica still hasn’t found the time to record an album, but he has carved out the room in his schedule to travel around the world to make an experimental film called Into The Light. Jay Elec made the movie with the rap video director Jason Goldwatch, and while the trailer [...]
Jay Electronica and director Jason Goldwatch have released the official trailer for their upcoming collaborative film, Into the Light. Captured several years ago when they traveled to the other side of the world to embrace the culture and… Watch the Official Trailer for Jay Electronica and Jason Goldwatch’s ‘Into the Light’ is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.
Jason Goldwatch presents a trailer for an upcoming film from Jay Electronica documenting Jay’s trip to the Far East back in 2007. Traveling across strange lands, we were invited to attend sacred ceremonies of sacrifice and parading celebrations of ancient descent. We trekked together towards the horizon and explored crowded monasteries, solitary mountain top temples, […]
Common rattles off a roll-call in this new NBA ad announcing the beginning of the new season on October 28th. Previously: Common ft. Jay Electronica & Vince Staples – Kingdom (Remix)
Sounds like: Sene, Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli Song: Nas - Reach Out (DJ Hot Day Remix) What's so good? Disclaimer: I'm basically stealing this from Passion Of The Weiss contributor Harold Stallworth. Nas' Life Is Good album wasn't...Show More Summary
Veteran rapper Common, who put out the new album Nobody's Smiling earlier this year and recently brought out Jay Electronica and Vince Staples in Chicago for the remix of the new LP's track "Kingdom" (which is out now and...
Common recruits Electronica and Vince Staples for a rework of his Nobody's Smiling single.
Sounds like: Nas, Kendrick Lamar Song: Common - Kingdom (Ft. Vince Staples & Jay Electronica) What's so good? While Nobody's Smiling didn't quite bring Common back the way us longtime fans had been hoping, the album did produce "Kingdom,"...Show More Summary