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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jay Electronica Says An Album Is A “Lost Concept”

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 8:16 AM



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Do you agree? Jay Electronica dropping an album is almost like trying to get Detox from Dr. Dre a few years ago, but nonetheless, Jay says when it’s ready it’s ready. As an artist, I agree, but he may be looking for a different way to get his message across rather than the traditional debut album format.

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Last week a video from New Orleans appeared with Jay-Z telling his Roc La Familia Jay Electron to drop his long overdue debut album already. When and if we’ll get that still remains a mystery, but Electronica did say this in an interview:

“When it’s ready, when it’s ready. It don’t matter if Donald Trump say, “Put the album out,” Electronica told Billboard in a new interview. “[…] But I guess the question you asked me is what will it take. When it’s finished. When it’s something that I’m pleased with because regardless of the six billion people on planet Earth, even if I put something out and the whole six billion say it’s absolutely beautiful and I don’t feel okay with it, I’m the one that carries that. I have to be at a place where I’m pleased with the offering. So, it will come—it’s coming soon.”

“Then again, an album is a false concept anyway. An album is something that was created by corporations as a product to make money,” he said. “People have been making music, doing plays, and telling stories around fires for trillions of years. I like albums but I’m not too really handcuffed to the concept of that.”

Check out the full interview here and what do you think of this? We’ll have to start going back in music history now…

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