Thursday, January 28, 2010

Exhibit Jay

It took me a while to get behind all the buzz that was about Jay Electronica. I had not really been exposed to much of his music, but he is a very smart and talented individual. If you haven't read it yet, Mr. Evan's did an awesome post on the dude a while back for his Who's Next Series. You can check out that post here.

There aren't many rappers today that can match his outstanding lyricism. Fellow lyricist Nas gave Jay a co-sign which is impressive coming from such a legend in the hip-hop industry. Nas is said to be featured on Jay's Act II, which is said to be experiencing delays because Nasir sending in his verses late.

Many of you have probably heard Jay's Exhibit C by now, but today I'm bringing you a remix of the track. A producer named Hasan Insane flipped the track and contrast Just Blaze's original sample he used. Add in a seamless Nas verse, and an amazing song only got better.

EDIT: I wanted to add a second track, featuring Jay. The track, Just Begun, was brought to us by Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek) off of their Revolutions Per Minute mixtape. The song features not only Jay Elec but fellow up and comer J. Cole and industry veteran Mos Def. Mos actually refers to the four rappers as the fucky four horseman, and I wouldn't mind hearing other collaborations from the group. For more on Reflection Eternal, check out Mr. Evan's post here.

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