Jay Z & Jay Electronica Drop Jaws & The Gloves On We Made It Freestyle (Audio)

UPDATE: Several years back, Jay Electronica confirmed his signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, after speculation surfaced that Jay would remain a Decon artist, sign with Just Blaze’s Fort Knox, or even ride with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. While the proposed tracklist to Act II: Patents Of Nobility (The Turn) features 2 proposed collaborations, Heads have yet to really grasp the chemistry between the two Jay’s.

That all suddenly changed this weekend. On the just-recorded and just-released “We Made It Freestyle” (you can tell its less than a month old based on the references), the two men address criticism, and their journey to the top. With Kenny Powers dialogue (from HBO series “Eastbound & Down”), the two artists compare their dues paid to slavery. Elect calls himself “the Farrakhan of Rap,” as he determines which d’evils to take down, while shouting out Roc Nation. Jigga comes in with Jay’s “slave ship to spaceship” concept, justifying, not his thug, but his mogul. In Jay’s verse, he says “Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art talk, silly me rappin’ about shit that I really bought.” It’s possible Jay’s reference relates to Drake’s Rolling Stone interview in February, where Drake comments on Jay Z’s references to art.

“It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references,” Drake says in the article. “I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”

Do you think Hov’s bar is an outright diss or just an acknowledgement that the streets is watching?


With two Jay Electronica songs in less than two weeks, is going to be “the year”?

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