I believe in Jay the way ?uestlove belives in Tanya Morgan.
Ever since I read Grace Lee Boggs autobiography I have
been obsessed with the notion of becoming a more human, human.
Jay brings multi-layered samples similar to Doom.
Muhammad Ali samples.
Come to think of it, I don't think The Nation
has been on a rap song since Death Certificate.
His music is haunted by Jay D.
He brings the hunger of an early Jay Z.
He is comfortable with being weird,
like a sorry Ms. Jackson era Three Stacks.
When you listen to his music, you don't know where its
going but you know that you want to go there with him.
In life, you sometimes have to concede that
you don't know where things are going.
It has become painfully clear to me that
being vulnerable is a sign of transformation.
That sense of not being in control,
of going hard in the paint, of giving it your all
and waiting for the chips to fall. It's like Tupac at his best.
Pac wasn't always wasn't right, he wasn't always wrong,
but he put his heart on it, and at the end of the day
what more can you ask for?
Jay's music reminds me of this vulnerability.
When was the last time you heard an emcee with something
to say? With each new song, you wanted to hear more?
Electronica is that dude.
You listen? What do you think of him?
Why is it so hard to be vulnerable?
Why is it so hard for people to accept