Jay Electronica is probably one of the most fascinating characters to enter the realm of hip hop. The trajectory of any artist is to put their music out there, build a sustainable career (although with some of these people out here, one does wonder), and go from there. But, the New Orleans native, who was born Timothy Elpadaro Thedford, has had hip hop fans anxiously waiting for an album for over half a decade now, especially after the tracks Exhibit A and Exhibit C, both produced by Just Blaze, were released in 2009. The closest we’ve come to an album is the compilation What The F#@k Is A Jay Electronica.

The Debut Album That Will Be…

When he signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2010, we all expected the album to follow shortly, instead he’s continue to tease us incessantly with the occasional single or features on other people’s tracks. And, since 2011, he’s stated that his first album is done but still nothing. Earlier this year, he released the track list for Act II: Patents of The Nobility (The Turn):

  1. Real Magic ft. Ronald Reagan
  2. New Illuminati ft. Kanye West
  3. Patents of Nobility
  4. Life On Mars (Erykah Badu)
  5. Bonnie & Clyde guest starring Serge Gainsbourg
  6. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Shiny Suit Theory) ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jay-Z & The Dream
  7. Memories & Merlot
  8. Better Tune In With The Infinite ft. Latonya Givens
  9. A Letter To Fallon
  10. Road To Perdition ft. Jay-Z
  11. Welcome To Knightsbridge ft. Sean Diddy Combs
  12. Rough Love ft. Kanye West
  13. Run & Hide guest starring The Bullitts
  14. Nights of the Roundtable
  15. 10,000 Lotus Petals

And still we wait. Forget Dr. Dre’s Detox, this is the most anticipated album in rap.

I recently came across a post Jay Electronica: The Complete Discography (as of May 2013) on 2DopeBoyz.com which was compiled No-Buzz.net. You can access that HERE.

1 Comment

  1. MogulJuice Ndlovu

    Definitely 1 of the best MC’s at the moment. must be about 5 years now that we are waiting for the album, but the odd singles dropped here and there are enough to keep us patient. he is part of a higher intelligence and pays great attention to the literature he puts on wax. Love him.?

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Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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