Jay-Z Says Jay Electronica’s Debut Album is “Really Close” to Being Completed

Fans yearning for Jay Electronica to finally drop his highly-anticipated album should have no fear. That’s because, Jay-Z, Jay Elec’s Roc Nation boss, recently told MTV News that the LP is “really close.”

After announcing Monday (May 14) that he’d be the curator and headliner of the Budweiser Made in America music festival in Philadelphia during Labor Day Weekend, Jigga told MTV News that Elec’s album is getting close to completion and that he respects his fellow MC’s creative process.

“I love that, I want to support that sort of energy. I want people to be creative and not traditional, not just a single [at] this time, this time [and] this time,” Jay-Z told MTV News on Monday. ”You know, he operates at his own time, but the album is really close.”

In March, Elec took to his Twitter account to give his faithful fans the message that his official debut album, Act II: Patients of Nobility (The Turn), is finally getting close to being done.

“Dear Believers and Patient Supporters. Thank you for your patience and support. The Album will be turned in Tomorrow evening. The wait ends,” he tweeted.

The following month, he peppered listeners with tracks “Dear Moleskine” and “Call of Duty,” which featured Prodigy, to further whet their appetites.

Hov promises that the album is worth the wait.

“It’s exactly what it should be — it’s amazing. Him as a lyricist is almost scary. He’s scary good,” Jigga boasted of his artist proudly. “I’m doing something to it that’s really untraditional, so we’ll see how it works.”—Jakinder Singh

  • 4twenty3sixty5

    im sorry but theres absolutely nothing amazing about those 2 singles he dropped. On call of duty he’s fucking brutal, like he doesn’t even try to rhyme he’s basically talking slow. I don’t get this guys hype, you’d think people would blatently realize this guy’s fucking awful, has no flow and really isn’t that committed to game. please someone prove me wrong.

    • soon

      he has about 40 “scary good” songs, and the rest of his catalog is comfortably better than most rappers out. maybe you haven’t listened to him enough, or you don’t know what good lyricism is. you will soon see though.

    • bullets

      He didnt say those songs were amazing he said the album is amazing and those songs aren’t even on them! when you read use your eyes and your mind carefully ….

    • camelface@yahoo.com

      Jay looks like a camel and supports same sex marriage because he is half man half animal/camel…like he said, you love who you want to love, in his case, you can love a animal too

  • TruthBeTold

    hov, actually listen to these tracks before you mindlessly promote them. and if you did actually listen to them than your deffinition of ‘scary good lyrics’ needs some improvement. dudes like kendrick, eminem, kanye, pusha t, the list goes on.. those are scary lyrists.

    • Chong

      ‘Ye? Really?

    • kenny

      kanye is just G.O.O.D loose the scary .. lol OD

  • QUITDABS

    ONCE YOU CLAIM KANYE AS A “SCARY GOOD LYRICIST” U LOSE CREDIBILITY

    • TruthBeTold

      im sorry but im not the only one who thinks this, KANYE is a prodigy. i mean say what you want about this electronica goof whos fucking awful and BLATENTLY doesn’t sell that many records to be considered “scary good” . numbers fucking talk. kanye was a producer, and song writer before he ever started rapping , so im pretty sure someone that knows music inside and out and puts together every aspect of a song is a little better than moleskin call of duty faggot who doesn’t even rhyme? he has no flow, he basically talks about the elephant in the room. big deal.

      • ghouse

        you guys are smoking crack if you think jay electronica isn’t dope……. best lyricist out hands down. Don’t get me wrong there are good mc’s doing it. But he’s in his own lane. Album is gonna fly off the shelves, and it’s gonna be relevant.

  • alderman j

    OPINION IS NOT FACT….JUST BECAUSE YOU BELIVE SOMETHING DOESNT MEAN ITS TRUE!!! JAY ELECTRONICA IS ONE OF THE ILLEST LYRICIST I EVER HEARD, AND IVE BEEN ALIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE THE BEGINNING OF HIP HOP TO NOW, JAY ELECTRONICA IS SOMETHING SPECIAL….WITH THAT BEING SAID, YOU HAVE TO LISTEN, IF U ARE NOT SPIRITUAL, AND IF YOU DONT HAVE A VAST VOCABULARY OR KNOWLEDE OF HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, YOU WONT HAVE A CLUE WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT….IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN SPENT ON WORLDSTAR AND ALL HIP HOP, WATCHING ESPN, AND STAYING BOXED IN…. JAY ELECTRONICA ISNT FOR YOU!!!!

    • bullets

      i agree Jay elect is way over alot of peoples heads…. Unfortunately fake is the new real and stupid is the new smart so Pusha T and 2 chainz are considered a great lyricists smh…

  • francis nasim

    jay-z-is just about completed lord game-he wants to meet me in the back in september like hes my father or something

  • Nocturnal

    Im gonna say this…. I am a hip hop junkie… I am a true lyricist.. so when I hear people say Jay elec is not a lyricist that instantly lets me know you are the type who thinks lil wayne is a great rapper… or you prolly listen to soulja boy… you have absolutely no idea what lyrics are…. some of you have been so saturated with “bubble gum” rap that you think its the new thing and that is not what hip hop is about… true lyricist like , eminem, slaughterhouse, Jay elec, Hova I can go on and on .. these are rappers who really dont need a beat to get their point across.. the lyrics speak for themselves… some rappers help the beat and some beats help the rapper…. that is the true definition of a lyricist… if you dont get Jay elec…. You never will…. go ahead.. put your headphones back on .. and finish listening to waka flocka….

  • Ultra Scientiam

    Are you kidding me? Some of these comments on this page HAVE to be a joke. Take the second one for example that says he only has “40″ scary good songs in his catalog: THAT’S HIS ENTIRE CATALOG! Or take TruthBeTold who calls Elec a “goof” because he hasn’t sold “many records”. Let me set the record straight: Jay Electronica has not sold any records because he has not even released a full length record yet. All of his status is built of his incredible lyrical ability that is displayed through songs that he has released. All of which are REALLY GOOD! Some of these people have never heard of Jay Elec and are just talking out of their a$$es others are just your common troll.

  • Nocturnal

    @ultra… Couldnt have said it better myself…..

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  • Cassette with Scotch Tape

    Oxygen is to the heart and mind as Jay Electronica is to Hip Hop. Thanks Jay for resurrecting my friend; I missed her.