For those of us waiting for Jay Electronica‘s full-length debut Act II: Patents of Nobility, the wait is far from over.
Even his good friend and Roc Nation boss Jay Z jokingly begged Electronica to drop the album. It’s been almost a decade and Jay Elect explains why there is no album in a new interview with Billboard. “When it’s ready. It don’t matter if Donald Trump say, “Put the album out.”
The only condition he’ll drop his album is if Minister Louis Farrakhan himself tells Jay to drop it.
He goes on to share his thoughts on albums calling them a “false concept.” According to Jay, he respects albums as cohesive bodies of work; however, he feels albums were created by corporations as products to make money. “I’m not too really handcuffed to the concept of that,” Jay explains.
Jay Electronica’s last live performance was a rare one as he popped up in his native New Orleans during All-Star Weekend. That rare performance alone would’ve been great publicity for Jay Elect to release the album.
Be sure to read the rest of his Billboard interview here.