Jay Electronica Says ‘An Album Is a False Concept;’ Blasts Journalists on Twitter
Over the past week, Jay Electronica has been the subject of conversation following his appearance at a TIDAL event during NBA All-Star Weekend. It was there that Jay Z urged the reclusive MC to drop his long-awaited debut album. Fans have been waiting patiently for 10 years for Jay Elect’s album and it has now become this mythical thing like Dr. Dre’s Detox project.
In a Billboard interview, Jay Electronica promises that an album is coming, "slowly but surely." But like he said in previous interviews, he makes music on his own time. However, there may be one concession.
“Maybe if Minister [Louis] Farrakhan said put the album out then maybe I might go home tonight and throw something together and put it out,” he reportedly told the publication.
Electronica went on to reveal that he thinks albums are “a false concept, anyway,” and that “an album is something that was created by corporations as a product to make money." We can't argue with that.
“I like albums but I’m not too really handcuffed to the concept of that," he added.
But now it appears that Jay Electronica is unhappy with how journalists are misrepresenting his quotes and is no longer doing interviews with the media.
“I’m actually done [with] interviews period. The ppl can just get it from me via my social media now,” he tweeted. “Shame on all of those ppl in that room I looked in the eye and had this talk w before I agreed to do something I told you guys I didn’t want. Shame on y’all.”
We don’t know what exactly what's bothering Jay Elect when it comes to the media. We are probably sure he’s tired of hearing the same question - “Where’s your debut album at?” - over and over again.
Hopefully, this will prompt Jay Electronica to get back in the studio and finally complete his debut album, so this never-ending question can cease once and for all.
Peep his tweets below.