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One of hip hop’s most gifted lyrical wonders and signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. Jay Electronica telling the tales that made him tall.
_(artist-name)Jay Electronica_ swept onto the hip hop scene in a wave of enigma late last decade. The effect of his quirky, emotional sound was compounded by the erratic methods of their release, drifting out unannounced via the internet - the MySpace leak of _(song-title)Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)_, a 15-minute opus laced with movie samples and beatless film soundtracks, represented the beginning of an astounding surge of interest in both the man and his music back in 2007. Since then, the New Orleans-born MC and producer has garnered heavy support from everybody from _(artist-name)Nas_ to _(artist-name)Gilles Peterson_, and has worked heavily with soulslinger _(artist-name)Just Blaze_, dropping two instant classics, _(song-title)Exhibit A_ and _(song-title)Exhibit C_. He has partnered with New York-based Decon for work on his debut album as well as a video project with label founder Jason Goldwatch while working on a project with fellow supa emcees _(artist-name)Mos Def_ and _(artist-name)Curren$y_, Jay knows how to keep himself busy without rushing things. Without a doubt one of hip hop’s most gifted lyrical wonders, Jay Electronica is now signed to _(artist-name)Jay-Z_’s Roc Nation label. To paraphrase his collaboration with _(artist-name)Talib Kweli_ and _(artist-name)Hi-Tek_: he’s only just begun.