Jay Electronica is one of the more fascinating, mysterious, and elusive figures in rap. His projects and leaks are few and far between, as are his appearances in press. Still, people have been eagerly awaiting his first full-length release since signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. They may not have to wait too much longer.
Jay Elec took to Twitter yesterday (July 11) to reveal that the album is finished. “Album soon come,” he posted. “Ask Bun B, he heard the album in its entirety. a thouand kisses to all of those who have supported me since Act I: Eternal Sunshine (the pledge). I am grateful for your patience. I will not let any of you down. I promise. I will not let any of you down. I promise. Jay Z, Bun B, Jeymes Samuel, Tony Tagoe, Erykah Badu. These are the only ppl that have heard the album in its entirety. Watch The Throne, Cold World: The Sideline Story and Act II: Patents Of Nobility (the turn) will set the bar at an all time high [sic].” Surprisingly, the comments have since been removed from his Twitter account
When reached by XXL, Bun B’s rep confirmed that he heard the project while out in London, but said he didn’t want to speak on the record and foil the ever-heightening mystery.
Electronica also spoke on one record in particular that was important to him. “i wanna let yall hear this one record from Act II: Patents Of Nobility (the turn) called “Road To Perdition” feat. Mr. Carter so bad,” he wrote.
Roc Nation did not reveal a release date for the project when reached for comment. —Adam Fleischer