Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Jay Electronica (Featuring John F. Kennedy) "The Announcement"

Okay. This is pretty excellent. Jay-Z took a break from promoting his book to throw a party Friday night to announce the signing of the New Orleans-born MC Jay Electronica to his Roc Nation label. With so many people up-in-arms about the death of hip-hop, and how the big corporate labels are ruining everything (and these complaints are not without merit), it's nice to see a big corporate entity sign someone who makes records that sound this much like crazy-ass Kool-Keith space rap. I actually think it's been a good strong year for hip-hop. And, I guess, zombies in general. Here's another song from the signing, this one featuring both Jays.

And here's some vintage Keith.

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TheWalbert (#7,392)

Go listen to Killah Priest-"Heavy Mental." In my opinion, Jay's space rap is so far removed from Keith's it doesn't really bear comparison.

TheWalbert (#7,392)

But it goes deeper than content alone. Jay Elec has never released a full length, due in part to his self-avowed perfectionism, while Keith will put out anything, seemingly oblivious to quality control.

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