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Nas ♥ Jay Electronica

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Ever since being featured on URB magazine's last cover with boo Erykah Badu, tongues have been wagging about Jay Electronica. One rapper particularly feeling Jay these days is Nas, whose forthcoming album Nigger still has no confirmed release date. Anyone remember wife Kelis standing by her man on the free promotion tip? In any case, Nas was able to confirm, however, that Jay will be featured on the new album. When interviewed for an upcoming issue in URB, Nas was decribed as being "smitten" with Jay. Awwww! In an interview with URB magazine, Nas waxed poetic about Jay saying, "...it's
rare that you see someone that's not asking for a handout, that's not looking
for a lookout... He's onto his own thing and that is everything to him." Aside from bigging up Jay Electronica, Nas also spoke on rappers in the game who complain too much about getting their just due from the other rappers and recording companies, but whose music cannot stand on its own. No names were mentioned, but there would be way too many to mention even if he did. We can't wait for any music from this project to be "leaked."

[H/T: HHDX via URB

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  1. Anyone else see Jay Electronica get booed opening up for Mos Def last night at the Nokia Theater? Jay's performance was pretty lackluster to say the least.

  2. @ anon:
    I wasn't there, but some who were at the show disagree and said Jay didn't get fair time on the mic.

  3. I did get a chance to peep the boards. And Ill be honest, the NYC crowd WAS a bit hard on Jay from the gate but for every hater, there were people who came in with an open mind.
    Unfortunately, the stories inbetween the songs and the sometimes inaudible lyrics made it hard to understand a lot of what he was spitting. I think he needs to work on his stage presence a bit. It was dope when Erykah came out to sing the hook to one of his songs and he also did shine on this dope verse off of the Eternal Sunshine beat but honestly I think after that song he lost the crowd.
    All in all, I think there is room for improvement and through time he will be able to put together a much greater performance.
    Outside of that Mos put on a decent effort and did some new songs off of his upcoming album which were all pretty hot especially a J Dilla produced track and a Madlib produced track as well as classics from New Danger, Black on Both Sides, True Magic, and Blackstar.



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