We can get the obvious out of the way: Jay Electronica still hasn’t dropped an album. Yes, we know. You done?
Now, let’s talk about the fact that the man has been a part of some incredible moments in Hip-Hop. I was there when he brought out Mos Def in New Orleans for an epic show. And now he’s outdone himself by bringing Jay Z out in his home borough for the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. They performed the “We Made It” freestyle, “Shiny Suit Theory” and a Jay Z verse that doesn’t ring a bell.
It’s another moment in time Jay Elec has provided Hip-Hop that we’re better off for experiencing. Album or no album, you have to commend the guy for that. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t shout out Law, the NOLA maestro behind a lot of Jay’s moves and who has been down with TSS for years. He’s been promising monster moves like this were on the horizon and I sort of laughed it off but dammit if there isn’t something special brewing from Jay Electronica over the last few months.
I absolutely love being proven wrong.