The myth of Jay Electronica has long outweighed the music—in part because there was so little of it. And so with time, the myth grew. What was real and what was fiction began to blur, and what was real mattered less than what was interesting. The wait for his debut album has been so long that it became more of an ancient prophecy than a movable release date. But the album, A Written Testimony , has finally materialized. It is a mystical, distinctive work that nearly lives up to all the lore surrounding the rapper. First and foremost, it is a prayerful offering that expresses the many spiritual and communal virtues he has internalized. Like Dr.
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Timothy Elpadaro Thedford; September 19, , known professionally as Jay Electronica , is an American rapper, and record producer who first received widespread attention after the release of his debut mixtape, Act I: Eternal Sunshine The Pledge , in , and was signed to Jay-Z 's record label Roc Nation in His debut studio album, A Written Testimony , was released in after years of speculation and delay. He grew up in the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans and attended the all-boys parochial high school St.
What is it with rappers and anti-Semitic rants on Twitter? The New Orleans rapper, 43, attacked a rabbi who was interviewed earlier this month by American television host Nick Cannon on his YouTube channel. Kate Rothschild, 38, pictured left with Jay Electronica in and right, at The Roundhouse in London, finds herself embroiled in a new storm thanks to her ex-boyfriend. Ask him does he stand behind the vile teachings of the [sacred Jewish text] Talmud? He then went on to recommend anti-Semitic passages from the Bible to his , followers.