Jay-Z Washed Jay Electronica On His Own Album

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I haven’t written a lot in the last week because of the fallout from the coronavirus. I mean, I’ve been working from home, my kids ain’t got no school and I’ve been grocery shopping in order to combat all of the people who are panic-buying toilet paper. All in all, shit is wild out here, man. But, through all of the shenanigans, I did get a chance to listen to Jay Electronica‘s debut album, A Written Testimony. The way I see it, Jay-Z washes him on damn near every song, fam.

Ok, for those who missed it, after about a decade of delays, Jay Elec FINALLY released an album, bruh. Now, if I’m being honest, NOTHING about this project is what I expected, son. First, on a 10-song project, Hov is on eight of the records. All I know is, that’s fucking weird for a debut album, man. Side note, I know that Ghostface Killah is on almost every record on Raekwon‘s debut album, but they still had previous Wu-Tang albums to introduce them, fam. In any case, not only is Hov prominently featured on the project, his voice is actually the first one we hear, folks. Frankly, all of this shit is strange, brethren.

Next, from a production aspect, Just Blaze is nowhere to be found on this album. Meaning, the mastermind behind “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C” is not involved with the construction of this project. Furthermore, Jay Elec himself produces six out of the 10 songs. Now, his beats aren’t wack, but he could’ve gotten some harder shit to rock on, son. Like, he manages to recruit Swizz Beatz, Hit-Boy, AraabMuzik, The Alchemist and No I.D. for some tracks, but that only covers three of the songs, man. The truth is, the production is a little underwhelming, fam.

Now, to the matter at hand, bruh. *Sigh* For someone with Jay Elec’s lyrical ability, Hov cleans him up on pretty much every song. Shit, starting with “Ghost of Soulja Slim,” Hov isn’t playing with Jay Elec, son. I guess it’s a testament to his respect for Jay Elec’s pen, because Hov brings his A-game, man. Keeping it a buck, Hov’s verses on this album make me want another Jay-Z project, fam. Hell, him and No I.D. need to reconnect and do a follow-up to 4:44, people.

In the end, it might not seem like it from this post, but I actually like A Written Testimony, bruh. Real talk, a rapper of Jay Electronica’s caliber isn’t capable of making “wack” music, folks. Ultimately, after such a loooooong delay, I just wanted more, son. By and by, I wanted better beats and I wanted MORE Jay Elec. At the end of the day, he better not disappear again after this. In my eyes, he owes fans (like me) a lot more, man. *Sigh* Maybe next time we’ll actually get a Jay Electronica album, fam. Here’s to wishing, though. That is all. LC out.

I Don’t Believe Jay Electronica

So, let’s just skip the formalities and get straight to the point, son. Real talk, I don’t believe Jay Electronica for one second, man. Listen, I’ve been fooled by his shenanigans before, fam. I mean, this guy has been promising an album since before my oldest son was born, bruh. Keep in mind, my kid was born in 2010. All I know is, until I can actually stream/buy his album, I refuse to believe anything this guy says.

Ok, for those who missed it, Jay Electronica is trying to galvanize the Rap community again. Now, just last week, he hit up Twitter and Instagram to say that his “album [is] done.” Apparently, over a 40-day period, starting on December 26 of last year, he recorded an entire record called A Written Testimony. In any case, his “plan” is to release the album on March 18, 40 days after his announcement. In addition, the word is that Jay-Z is heavily-featured on the project. Look, all of that sounds great, but I’m still not falling for the fuckery, son.

Keeping it a buck, I’ve been disappointed by this dude before, man. Like, it’s been over a decade since he first started gaining traction and we STILL don’t have a fucking album, fam. Shit, A Written Testimony sounds fantastic, but where the fuck is Act II: Patents of Nobility (the Turn)? Fam, Jay Elec went so far as to put out a track listing for that album. Hell, he even dropped like two records from the shit and STILL didn’t put it out, man. Furthermore, he found time to do sporadic guest verses on other artists’ songs, but still couldn’t give his fans what we wanted. Now, as folks could probably tell from my tone, I’m heated, bruh.

In the end, maybe he’s telling the truth this time. Ultimately, he’d have to be a sick motherfucker to NOT put this project out after yanking our chain for so many years. By and by, I’ve given up getting excited for Jay Electronica. At the end of the day, if the album actually hits my streaming services, then I’ll get hyped, son. Until then, I’ll keep on listening to some of the songs below, man. *Sigh* This dude could (can?) really rap his ass off, fam. That is all. LC out.

P.S. Look at Jay Elec’s face in that pic, bruh. The way I see it, that’s the face of a man who KNOWS he’s full of shit. All in all, we’ll see if he’s really keeping it thoro this time. Good day.

Is Shepard Smith The Real MVP?

So, there are a few things I don’t believe I’ll ever see in life: a human being hit “The Note” from Sister Act 2, an actual album from Jay Electronica and someone from Fox News call Donald Trump out on his constant bullshit. Well, I guess I can cross one of those things off of the list, son. I mean, Shepard Smith just shocked the shit out of me yesterday. Watching him eviscerate Trump over his habitual fabrications was must-see-television, man! As expected, the Trump brigade is calling for his head as I write this. However; I’m ecstatic to finally see some GOP members grow a pair. Frankly, their party created Trump and it’s up to them to stop him.

Now, in case anyone missed it, Smith had one simple question for Trump: why does he tell SO MANY LIES? Smith brought up the fact that Trump can’t tweet or publicly speak without saying something wildly inaccurate. As an example, he referenced several statements that Trump made during his awkward ass press conference. He talked about the fact that Trump hasn’t given a good answer about what’s happening with Russia. Trump insists that his administration isn’t in cahoots with Vladimir Putin‘s, but if that was the case, then why was Michael Flynn fired?

Moving on, Smith also slammed Trump’s notion that he had the highest Electoral College victory since Ronald Reagan. Fuck semantics, that simply isn’t true, man. It shouldn’t matter whether or not someone is a Trump supporter, son. Facts are facts, regardless of how anyone feels about them. There is verifiable evidence to disprove A LOT of the information Trump spews into the mainstream. Smith is doing the right thing by taking Trump to task for his nonsensical ramblings.

Keeping it a buck, I was genuinely happy to see this, man. Like, at some point, even right-wing enthusiasts have to see the writing on the wall. Asking someone to be honest is not political, son. Trump is the fucking President, for God‘s sake! We don’t give a fuck about ratings, we don’t give a fuck about baseless claims of “fake news” and we don’t give a fuck about his fragile ego. We just want that man to do his fucking job. As it stands, he’s completely incapable of behaving as an elected official should, man. It’s actually frightening to watch, bruh.

Ultimately, we need more people like Smith. The more Republicans who hold Trump accountable, the better. Since they control Congress and will eventually control the Supreme Court, they’re our biggest line of defense. Keep in mind, I just threw up a little when I wrote that. However; it just is what it is, son. In any case, for today, and today only, Shepard Smith is the real MVP. LC out.