It's only been a few days since Jay Electronica inked a deal with Jay-Z, and the New Orleans native has been more productive than he had been in months. The new Roc Nation signee released a pair of records online, beginning with "The Announcement" over the weekend and "Shiny Suit Theory" featuring Jay-Z on Monday (November 15).
On the former, the eccentric lyricist uses a sample of the iconic moon speech John F. Kennedy delivered to Congress.
"Romancing, the stone, the Roc, the throne," JE spits over the sparse production. "The elegant celebration/ Sent tremors through every nation/ The stars aligned like cars at Grand Central Station."
On Friday, Jay Elect and Jay-Z hosted a cadre of music-industry insiders at Manhattan's the Box to announce the nomadic MC's new recording home. The pair teased a collaboration, which turned out to be "Shiny Suit Theory." On the track, the two trade rewind-worthy rhymes over a rollicking, brassy horn loop.
"Me and Puff, we was chillin' in Miami/ He said, 'N---a, f--- the underground, you need to win a Grammy/ For your mama and your family,' " Elect raps. " 'They need to see you shined up/ You built a mighty high ladder, let me see you climb up.' "
"In this manila envelope, the results of my insanity," Jay-Z raps. "Crack said I crossed the line 'tween real life and fantasy/ Can it be the same one on covers with Warren Buffett/ Was ducking the undercovers, was warring with mother----ers/ Went from warring to Warren, undercovers to covers/ If you believe in that sort of luck, your screws need adjusting."
As of press time, a release date for Jay Electronica's major-label debut album had not been set.
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Over the weekend in an amazing comeback Cam Newton lead the Auburn Tigers to a come from behind Victory then lead them to Club Chameleon to celebrate they victory with DJ Hollewood & Gorilla Zoe at the Gorilla Zoe official After Party as they punched their ticket to the SEC Championship Shout to the hommie's Cam, Mike Blanc and the rest of the AU Tigers who were in the bldg
Alabama rapper Yelawolf recently sat down with AllHipHop.com and commented on last week's arrest of Pittsburgh, PA rapper Wiz Khalifa, during a stop on the nationwide "Waken Baken 2010" tour.
Wiz was released on $300,000 bail, after he was busted with about 60 grams of potent marijuana at East Carolina University (ECU).
Greenville, North Carolina police hit the rapper with three charges, including two felonies for possession and intent to distribute.
"It's unfortunate Wiz got locked up," Yelawolf explained to AllHipHop.com. "Its my homie. Its inevitable. That man smokes so much weed, he needs to move to Cali to live where its legal. He definitely shouldn't have been locked up for having weed or smoking weed. I mean he just smokes it, who gives a f**k. They need to let him go and drop that s**t."
Yelawolf is billed as the opener for Wiz on the tour, which kicked off on August 7th in Boston, New York and ends tomorrow night (November 16th) in Pennsylvania.
In October, Wiz told AllHipHop.com he just may move from Pennsylvania to California, where the laws on marijuana possession are more relaxed.
"I'm trying to move out that way, I am tired of catching cases in Pennsylvania over marijuana," Wiz told AllHipHop.com in October. "Its medicinal too, above everything, it's not just a cool thing to do…the s**t works."
Yelawolf, who is planning his own debut album via Ghet-O-Vision/Interscope, wished Wiz the best of luck.
"I don't want to see him locked up or f**ked up or facing charges or having to pay the court system his hard earned money because he smokes weed," Yelawolf said. "He just gotta be more careful. He knows it though, he's a smart dude."E
The "Waken Baken 2010" tour concludes tomorrow (November 16th) at Crocodile Rock, a popular venue in Allentown, Pennsylvania, about two hours outside of Wiz' hometown of Pittsburgh.
A lot of people are relieved that Lil Wayne is out of jail, but Fat Joe may lead the charge. The local hip-hopper, 40, is one of Weezy’s biggest fans.
“He’s my brother; I’m so happy he’s home,” Joe said at an Usher-hosted party for producer/songwriter Rico Love at Red the Steakhouse a week or so ago. “I couldn’t sleep the night before he was released I was so excited.”
The father of four was sprung last week after serving eight months for having a loaded gun on his tour bus in 2007.
“He’s a beautiful person,” said the Me, Myself and I singer born Joseph Cartagena. “Not just as an artist, but as a family man. I’m so proud of him. I love him.”
Joe was one of the few dozen guests who feted Wayne at a froufrou party Sunday night at the Alfred I. Dupont building downtown, put on by celeb event planner Colin Cowie.
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@JayElectronica I proud of you! I’m happy for you. I love you! I congratulate you’ I’m not mad at you! All I wanna do is see you win! All love