After fifteen years of buzz, rumors and stalled starts, Jay Electronica’s debut album finally born Th night.
Modern hip-hop’s most legendary recluse finally discharged “A Written Testimony,” his 1st full-length album, on Jay-Z’s mythical creature Nation label. His new tracks sample everybody from Rihanna to Brian Eno, and have collabs with Hova himself, James William Blake, Travis Scott, Khruangbin and The-Dream.
The rapper, 43, titillated the discharge on Gregorian calendar month. seven via Twitter with a cryptic “Album done” message, and he (sort of) titillated the tracklist via Apple Music earlier on Th.
The the big apple transplant from metropolis debuted as a infective agent sensation with 2007’s “Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge),” a 15-minute piece that includes Electronica expulsion trippy rhymes
Aside from a couple of natural event songs and guest verses for different artists, like Justin Bieber and likelihood the Rapper, “Act I” tested to be the last long-form project he’d unharness for pretty much fifteen years.
He partnered with veteran producer simply Blaze on 2009’s “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C,” the latter of that was hailed as a “masterwork” by Rolling Stone music critics. however frequent guarantees of a full-length debut systematically went obscurity.
As rumors swirled regarding Electronica’s personal life, fans questioned on-line if they'd ever hear new music. however in the dead of night, he surprised them with a studio livestream of “A Written Testimony” on YouTube.
Electronica calls his mentor Jay-Z “the most patient man alive” throughout the livestream.
“I’m serious!” he says, once his buddies within the area begin cracking up.
The new unharness is streamed currently on periodic event and is anticipated to hit all platforms later Friday.
The fan response is already robust on Twitter, with one conservativist posting watery-eyed emojis and a brief clip of himself crying.