No matter what he’s done — or more, specifically, hasn’t — Jay Electronica will always be one of hip hop’s greatest fascinations and conundrums of the digital era. There’s no denying his immense talent, and I’m pretty sure he’s written for some of our favorite artists throughout the years. But to convince him to drop and album at this point is as feeble as trying to convince his nomadic spirit animal, André 3000, to do the same.
Despite, yes, not ever having an album, and despite not dropping a body of work since his breakout 2007 mixtape Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), the man known as
Jay Elec-Hanukkah Jay Elec-Yarmulke Jay Elect-Ramadan Jay Electronica is embarking on a brief tour starting February 1st. An eight-stop escapade, the rapper leads off in Chicago and travels throughout North America and Canada before ending things in his hometown of New Orleans.