Artistic Dirtnap: Jay Electronica

Over the past few weeks maybe since the beginning of the summer I have heard more and more about an artist that goes by the name of Jay Electronica. Who is Jay Electronica? I kept asking myself this question, and within the mounds of music that is sent to me from friends I did happen upon his music. I listen all day family, and many of the things I hear become background music or ambient noise around what is going on inside my mind. Electronica stood out. Electronica is art. The majority of my dirtnap posts are about visual artist that spark my mind, Jay did the exact same things with sounds, and lyrics, and ideas. I am a fan!

The first time I payed attention to him was with the “Queens get the Money” Nas track with him on production. If you have not heard that record your late, but if you have you knew immediately that something special was at play. I later heard about him being linked to Erykah Badu and also Just Blaze. I did some research and with help from the Wanderlust Pirate Mu Hefna I became enthrawed. This is something real listeners should take heed too. Electronica is creative hip hop. Never soft but also never afraid to take you there with intricate ideas and vivid stories. Check out this interview from Guerilla Union.

The track below is the one that got me hooked.


Exhibit A

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