Jay Electronica Signs With Roc Nation

Big news were announced by Miss Info last night Jay Electronica - one of the most respected lyricists in today's rap game - signs with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. One can only assume the creative possibilities of this fusion. Here are the details.

Earlier I spoke to Jay E. about the big news, and his plans. He said that the actual contract was signed on Saturday, after a few weeks of intense daily communication and creative courtship. How did it start? With a chance meeting at the Spotted Pig. How did Electronica know Hov was serious? His second replay email came attached with a verse. That ended up becoming the Jay Electronica and Jay-Z collaboration “Shiny Suit Theory” (featuring French chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg and The-Dream).

There’s irony in the fact Jay-Z appears on a Jay Elec song that’s based on Diddy’s description of Jay Elec. Because Diddy has been mentoring and courting Jay for over a year, in the hopes of signing him as well. Electronica insists he values everything Puff contributed and hopes to have him involved in his career, but said “Jay-Z made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. And I have the freedom I need too.” The natural of the underground, the anti-establishment, the independent artist is rapidly changing…so I’m anxious to see what happens when Jay the conglomerate and Jay the mystic mix commerce and art

Good news indeed.

By: Petar Kujundzic / News / November 13, 2010 / 2121 Views
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  • http://blog.ohyeahpaulchin.com/ pablofamoso

    Can someone please explain to me why people are so excited to sign to Roc Nation? Isn't past evidence of Jay-Z's mishandling of signees enough to shy people away from this?

    Where is Freeway? Where is Memphis Bleek? Where is Beenie Siegel? I don't want to have to ask the same of Jay Electronica in two years' time.

  • http://twitter.com/THE_REAL_SLASH opportunity lol

    That's great! Jay Electronica is one of the best current musicians

    http://www.OpportunityLOL.com

  • http://twitter.com/THE_REAL_SLASH opportunity lol

    That's great! Jay Electronica is one of the best current musicians

    http://www.OpportunityLOL.com

  • Jet

    Don't forget Jay-Z also signed Rihanna and Ne-Yo.

  • luke sky

    ur right but jay had a better offer then diddy and with jay it will be more global!

  • luke sky

    ur right but jay had a better offer then diddy and with jay it will be more global!

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  • Javi240235

    All those rappers you just named are nowhere near as good as Jay Electronica. I think this is going to lead to big things.

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  • dappz

    those rappers u just called were pretty much mediocre from the start *lets be honest

  • jay

    j cole?

  • Jshdlkjahsd

    Don't forget that Dame Dash was the poising that stunted the growth of that brand/record label (Rocafella). And what do u think about J. Cole since were on the subject?

  • AquzeMe

    They're trying to run the "J" game!

  • AquzeMe

    He's saying how Jay-Z had a better offer than Diddy, and that's what Jay Elec stated in an interview.

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  • William hounslow

    All we need now is a ghost of christopher wallace without Diddy's adlibs on the track. It just throws me off when listening ro Jay E's super dope intellectual flow, then diddy goes Ni**a, yeah or grunts over Jay E's Feodor Dostoevsky, Baque, Michael Jordan, super galactic flow.