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Jay Electronica: Move over Jay Z. The who's who in Hip Hop say Jay e's the Second Coming. The hype for this talented rapper with a burgeoning underground cult following has swelled to mammoth proportions since he announced he would release new music on Christmas day.
Fiends anticipating the release of Jay's Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) stayed up all night refreshing their browsers only to be disappointed when the free download never materialized.
The rapper is signed to Erykah Badu's boutique label and he has the stamp of approval from heads of state such as Nas, Just Blaze, Young Guru (Jay Z's engineer) and more.
On Sunday, Smoking Section upped a handful of tracks from Giles Peterson's podcast featuring Jay e last week.
Erykah Badu says of Jay e:
He’s awake and he stays awake. What makes him the next thing is that he is progressive; he studies like he is in medical school. He studies music, period. He studies sonics and styles. The sound of music is pretty much the same all across the board when it comes to rap or hip-hop. Whatever it is that is in him that gives him the energy to move like he moves, it’s not the music that impresses me, it’s his mind really. There are millions of his atoms in my music; sometimes I think they are strategically placed there. He reflects himself in everyone and everything around him; he’s like a virus. His minds and his words and his thoughts, sometimes I feel like he’s straight from God.