Jay Electronica is on what can best be described as a world tour. Stationed now in London after making stops in Egypt and Jordan, the New Orleans rapper says he’s overseas both out of curiosity and for work purposes. Electronica is wrapping up Act II, the follow-up to his much-heralded mixtape Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge).
His next tape will feature the breakout track “Exhibit C” and mark the first offering from the nomadic MC since he premiered the Just Blaze-produced single earlier this year on Eminem’s SiriusXM satellite radio station, Shade 45.
“It’s gonna be finished soon,” Jay Elect told the UK’s DJ Semtex about Act II during a recent interview. “I want to release it on my birthday, that’s September 19, and I’m pushing toward that.”
Electronica has raised his profile over the past year or so, from live tweeting the birth of his and Erykah Badu’s child to delivering stellar live shows. He’s also dropped a select sampling of bangers, including “The Birth of Christopher Wallace.”
In addition to “Exhibit C,” “Dear Moleskin” is expected to be featured on Act II, as well as collaborations with Nas; production duties are shared by Just Blaze, Dilla, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Mr. Porter and the rapper himself.
“I never got a moment where I feel I made it, victory, completion,” Jay told Mixtape Daily back in February. “I’ve had moments of excitement. I can’t believe people are responding like this. It’s an overwhelming thing — even though it’s something you planned for, it’s a surprise.”
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