Jay Electronica Promises Multiple Albums This Year
Following the success of his highly-acclaimed ‘Exhibit C,’ Jay Electronica is back at work, preparing to drop an ear-full on fans this year. The New Orleans native is currently completing the U.K. leg of his tour, but during an interview with MTV Europe this week, he assured fans that they could expect several projects from him this year, including a mixtape and his first official LP, ‘Act III,’ which pick ups where his street CD, ‘Act II,’ left off.
“We’re going to do a lot this year,” Jay said. “It’s still ‘Act II.’ ‘Act III,’ the official album, which ‘Exhibit A’ and ‘Exhibit C’ are a part of [as well as] ‘Dear Moleskin,'”he said. “Me and Mos [Def] have a project that we’re doing, me and Guilty Simpson have a project that we’re doing. I would like to do a project with Lupe [Fiasco] — we’re going to do a project at some point. Me and Nas have a project that we’re doing. I’m just trying. I’m in the process of working and connecting. I don’t really feel like a song or an album is the end-all, be-all to what we’re doing.”
Collaborative endeavors aside, Jay has plenty in store for his solo debut. He confirmed that Just Blaze would handle production for 65 percent of his debut album. And though he promised several projects this year, the NOLA emcee explained that it’s hard to date the releases in light of his parental responsibilities. The rapper is currently raising his first child with fellow artist Erykah Badu.
“Dealing with a lot personally, that not necessarily takes me away from my music, because it comes through in my music as well,” he said. “But as a person trying to grow and figure out how to handle things, learn and be a man — all that’s a part of the process too. It’s hard to put a release date on those type of things when you’re factoring those things in.”