Jay Electronica’s Album Is Almost Done…Again

2010 Cityparks SummerStage:  Jay Electronica

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Jay Electronica’s long-awaited debut is almost complete. This time, maybe for real. Maybe.

In an interview with NME, The Bullitts, a producer working with the Roc Nation rapper, promises that the debut is in its final stages. No, really. “Honestly, it’s in the last stages of recording. It’s just tinkering,” he said. “Just putting the final… you know when a builder builds a house? And when he’s finished the walls he gives them one little brush over, like a once over? And then the album will be done.”

Despite the good news, fans of Jay Elect have heard this story before. Since his signing to Roc Nation in 2010, rumors have swirled about the rapper’s highly-anticipated effort. Just last year, he shared news of a completed project on Twitter. “Dear Believers and Patient Supporters. Thank you for your patience and support. The Album will be turned in Tomorrow evening. The wait ends,” he wrote.

The wait may finally be over, perhaps in part because of the release of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail and Kanye’s Yeezus. “It goes hand in hand with Yeezus’ and ‘Magna Carta…’. They go hand in hand,” The Bullitts added.

There’s no word on what Jay Electronica’s debut will sound like, but don’t expect it to sound like mentor Jay-Z  “It’s weird how Jay Z is intricately involved with all of us, but all the albums sound so different,” he noted.