Jay Electronica Goes On Another Twitter Rant
“Dealing”Artist: Jay Electronica
Release Year: 2008
Song Sampled: “Sexual Healing”
Sample Release Year: 1982
Sample Effect: The lyrical sample of Marvin singing “you’re dealing” recurs throughout the track to provide the song with a catchy hook as well as its title.
Why The Song Is Dope: The enigmatic Jay Electronica always spits cryptic verses with a nuance that can border on infuriating. This track is no different as he manipulates the term “dealing” to mean both the act of selling drugs and struggling with life’s problems while neither passing judgment nor bestowing praise upon those who sling rock to alleviate their poverty. —MC
Besides being known for his complex lyrics, Jay Electronica is also known for his candor. He never has a problem speaking out on controversial issues, even if it may rub people the wrong way. Today, Jay Elect opted to fire away his thoughts on Twitter pertaining to Hot 97's quarrel with Chuck D, in addition to Dame Dash's comments regarding Lyor Cohen being a "Fake CEO". According to Jay Elect, Peter Rosenberg owes Chuck D an apology.
Jay Elect will be performing July 12th at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.