Jay Electronica Breaks The Ice On 2015 with Road to Perdition (Audio)
Jay Electronica loves the suspense. The New Orleans, Louisiana MC announced European and Chinese tour dates earlier this week. Without warning, the Roc Nation MC/producer follows with a song that was rumored to be included on Act II: Patents Of Nobility, per 2012 tracklist reports.
Although Jay Z was claimed to be featured, the latest Roc collaboration, “Road To Perdition,” actually includes vocals from 2007’s “Success” look from American Gangster. While that may seem to be a re-purposed element, Jay Elect is all new, and beyond satisfying to the purist fans from the “Exhibit” era. Peep the brilliance: “1,000 visits to these dickheads at these major labels / From Big Daddy Kane to big daddy Cain and Abel / You paid the cost to be a boss, nigga, I paid the wager / Mastered both sides of the force, plus I made my saber.”
A master of homonyms and the subtle lyric adjustments to create potent couplets, is the 38 year-old about to laugh last at the naysayers in a career that defines persistence, patience, and passion for the arts?
Are more Act II moments ahead?