Jay Electronica Working With Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier [With XXcLusive Video]

Following his free performance at Red Hook Park this past Tuesday (June 1), Jay Electronica took a few minutes to speak with XXLMag.com about what he’s been working on. Although the New Orleans native has no release date in sight for his upcoming project, he did shed some light on who he’s been in the studio with and what’s on the horizon musically.

It seems like hip-hop’s hottest producers from the genre’s past and future are lining up to work with the “Exhibit C” phenom. “Different people,” he told XXLMag.com, in regards to who would lend their hand to him on the release. “Just [Blaze], Preemo, beats from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, [DJ] Khalil…Swizz [Beatz].”

He also said that there would be occasions where a producer was in the studio with him, but not necessarily the one behind the particular track he’d be laying. “Sometimes, you maybe see a producer that you like his music, and you may not want something from him, but maybe you want him to oversee a certain part of the project,” he continued.

This week’s Brooklyn show was the first in New York City’s SummerStage series that features various artists from many genres throughout the upcoming months. Jay has some upcoming performances scheduled alongside 50 Cent, but he said he’ll wait a little while before a full on tour. “Right now, we just trying to get back in the lab to finish up some projects. When I start touring again, I wanna tour on the heels of a release.” —Adam Fleischer

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  • http://XXLMAG.com Jayhard

    Hell To The Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope he drops something before the end of tha summer!!!!!!!! JAY ELEC. IS THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sha

    While Drake had the biggest “industry” buzz since 50, Jay Electronica seems to have the largest underground buzz. He definitely has Nas potential. But I don’t know if hanging out with Diddy so much will help or hurt his career. If these are the types of producers he’s lining up for his album, I would leave a few of them off (DJ Khalil & Swizz). But I am the forever critical cat. I’m not holding the mic with the kind of pressure JE has. I just hope it’s something monumental. Hip-Hop hasn’t had that type of worthy material to match the artist’s buzz in a very very long time(50′s first was good but it definitely wasn’t Illmatic or Reasonable Doubt or Ready To Die material).

  • Worldizmine

    I need to start checking for this dude!

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  • jonny bizness

    jay dont do it i dont wanna hear no swizz whistles and shit fuck with the justice and dj khalil they make that dope shit and that cat who prod that ghost of biggie joint

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  • Q461

    would love to hear Jay Elec with Premier, Pete Rock,9th wonder, maybe Kanye… that type of sound… no need for Swizz Beats…

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    We all agree:


    And yo Jay…


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  • Dick B.

    I haven’t listened to any Jay E. tracks yet. The only reason this caught my eye was because he mentioned Premier. The only other good producer he said was Just Blaze.

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  • dorm cash cow

    did yall niggas forget that swizz made camrons glory??? swizz doesnt have to make bounce shit he can do other things

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  • royce

    jay is gonna make a classic… but i cant co sign dat faggot ass scarf he got on one of da pics…..jay=ill

  • http://www.hiphopolitic.wordpress.com Vegas

    I hope this hype doesn’t go the Saigon way. Stop holding on to shit and drop something. Remember “The Greatest Story Never Told”…wow, ain’t that the truth. Hopefully we get something this summer.

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