Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jay Electronica x Exhibit C

There are A LOT of "J's" in the rap game. Until now the most recognizable has been Jay-Z (drop the Z and we still know who you're talking about.) Well my friends that is all about to change. Jay Electronica - "F-that! Call me Jay ElecHannukah, Jay ElecYarmulke, Jay ElectRamadaan Muhammad Asalaamica RasoulAllah Supana Watallah through your monitor," has been creating some noise in the game since 2007 with his "Act 1: Eternal Sunshine." Then in 2008 he produced "Queens Get the Money," on the Nas album "Untitled." "Exhibit C," is the title of his latest work that has grabbed peoples attention once more!

"Exhibit C" is like listening to the late great Biggie Smalls, "Juicy" the first time it dropped. It's one of those tracks that makes you say, "Dude is about to BLOW UP!" Jay Electronica is a poet! His lyrics have you holding on to every word and stuck digesting the message well after the song is over - with lyrics that are heavily layered in meaning. The dude is NICE with it, both on and off the mic. This past Thursday I had the great pleasure of meeting the man at the MOS DEF show here in Hollywood @ the Key Club (MOS DEF has been taking Jay Electronica with him to perform. At the end of last year I caught their show at the Palladium). MOS was amazing as always. The kicker of the show was at the end when the DJ played the sample of "Exhibit C" and the crowd went BANANAS!!! Watching from the stage was a completely different experience - it was as if the crowd was awaiting a prophet speak and once he spoke it was as if the crowd was in a trance lipping each and every word spoken.

Jay Electronica's arrival has been long awaited by fans and Hip-Hop movers. "Nas hit me up on the phone said, What you waiting on? Tip hit me up with a Twit said, What you waitin on? Diddy sent me a text every hour on the dot sayin, When you gonna drop that verse Nigga you takin long!" Take a minute to listen to Exhibit C and tell me what you think! Can't get enough? Want more, peep out Exhibit A & B!

1 comment:

  1. You heard it here first! Now Jay Electronica is finally getting some love tho. Power 106 was playing Exhibit C on the radio today for the first time! They liked the track so much they played it back to back!!!