Enough is enough. We’ve been waiting nearly 10 years for Jay Electronica’s album Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn), with no solid leads that the project will be put out. At this point, all indications that the project was dropping have been pipe dreams. But if Roc Nation boss Jay Z has his way, the album will come out this year.
Hov hosted a #TIDALXNOLA show in Elect’s hometown of New Orleans last night (Feb. 17), in conjunction with the NBA All-Star festivities. The Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant was in attendance as well as the “Exhibit C” rapper, who at one point stepped up to the mic with some kind words for Jigga. “I appreciate you, dog. I love you, bro,” he told Hov.
“Let’s go put this album out,” Mr. Carter responded.
Last summer, there were hints that the project would be coming out this January, when director Jason Goldwatch put a picture of the NOLA spitta on Instagram along with the caption “1.7.17.” Clearly, the date has come and gone without the LP materializing.
As far back as 2015, frequent collaborator Just Blaze claimed he was holding onto a finished version of the album.
Elect has not been completely dormant, however. He has dropped a few tracks here and there, including “The Curse of Mayweather,” where he took shots at 50 Cent. He was also featured on Chance The Rapper’s “How Great,” and most recently on Emeli Sande’s “Garden.”
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By C. Vernon Coleman II
Courtesy of XXL