Over the years, Jay Electonica has become one of Hip-Hop’s most enigmatic figures. With no albums and a paucity of unofficial mixtapes in his catalog, the elusive MC still manages to captivate fans, and figures like Diddy and Jay Z, with each mysterious release. And, the promise of his LP has taken on a lore comparable to that of Detox. But, what’s all the fuss about?
Earlier this week, Jay Elec released a previously unheard song titled “Man Up.” While it was met with the typical excitement over new product and angst about the seeming lack of progress on his album, it prompted DJ Jedi 1200, an AFH reader, to share a mix that spans Electronica’s limited but potent catalog. Starting with the Just Blazed-produced “Exhibit C,” it takes listeners on a journey across the life and rhymes of the MC born Timothy Thedford. Throughout, his impeccable cadence and uncanny insight into the world are on full display.
Whether you’re a diehard fan or recent discoverer, this is a compelling and comprehensive representation of Jay Electronica.