Sunday, February 10, 2008

Jay Electronica is Basquiat on Wax


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.

Farrakhan samples
Muhammad Ali samples.
Tribe-esque licks.

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
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
being weird?



Anonymous said...

well said

Model Minority said...

I do's what I can's.

M.Dot. said...

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A hungry Jay Z ,Nah never that.
Maybe Nas,Ghostface.
Nothing weird about dude.
Its just we aint accustomed to hearing a Willie Wonka sample.

Jay Electronica got that Ethiopian Golden spitfire.
That GodHop we all secretly feen for.

On Eternal Sunshine he busts a lil sumthing like -
You would much rather hear me rapping trash the size of Erykahs arse,blunts and cash.
We need saving...minds are consumed with swine ,we need bathing... -

Jay Electronica got that Ethiopian Golden spitfire.
That GodHop we all secretly feen for.

2008 is gonna be Beautifull .


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Peace fam,

He ain't no ghost. He ain't no Nas.
He got a grimey raspy like an early Jay.
OK. Maybe I can give you Nas.


I agree. 2008 IS GOING to be beautiful.

Thank you for the comment.

Will post it.


neo said...

Jay spits with a tenacity that is undeniable..he inspires ppl who listen and no he's not weird. Dunno why folk are passing him off as this out-there-there type cat, I guess that can market him for a while but he's not afraid to rap using things not commonly mentioned in every day conversation.

Its hard to be vulnerable 'cos no one wants to deal with a broken heart.

Ppl fear what they don't know how Nas say.

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