News: Jay Electronica Co-Signs The NY Movement, "Nas & Jay-Z Are Two Of The Best To Ever Do It"
Monday, Jan 11, 2010 3:10PM
Rapper Jay Electronica has expressed his appreciation for New York emcees ranging from Nas and Jay-Z to 50 Cent and Maino.
Writing via Twitter, Jay also shared his thoughts on rappers outside of the Big Apple.
"Nas & Jay are 2 of the best to ever do it. The End. Stop debating," he wrote Monday (January 11). "im not ashamed to say that i have been greatly influenced as a rapper by jay, nas, prodigy, raekwon, ghost, etc...initially, i thought Drake to be a fad, until i checked myself and really heard him out... the man is talented and can Spit yo eyes out. i'm gonna always have love for Wayne. stop asking me. UPTOWN FOR LIFE Maino is a good dude and you can feel that energy from far away. His movie is just getting started, as long as he keep going he gonna win...Joe Budden is sick, and ALOT of people would LOVE to see him swept under the rug. F*ck that! Anything i say on twitter id say right into your eyeball. 50 Cent has something great dwelling inside of him... I cant WAIT TO SEE IT MANIFEST...top walking up to me talking sh*t about Puff. He's my brother and what the f*ck happened to letting a man have room to grow and learn?" (Jay Electronica's Twitter)
Diddy recently spoke on his utmost respect for Electronica's music.
"Attention all djs attention all djs. I'm about to post 1 of the hottest most authentic hip hop records of 2010!!! Just for real hip hop djs," he wrote Wednesday (December 30). "This is a record i will be promotin in 2010. My brother @jayelectronica - Exhibit C It deserves to be play on the radio! http://fblz.in/K3h4 @jayelectronica will be the breakout MC one of 2010!!!! Real hip hop!!! Artistic hip hop that's saying something!!! SAY SOMETHING!!! Rt pls! Retweet this pls!!!. My brother @jayelectronica - Exhibit C It deserves to be play on the radio! Click here http://fblz.in/K3h4 let's go!" (Diddy's Twitter)
Last month, Electronica expressed his reaction to hearing his music on New York radio.
"Uh, yes [I feel good], I don't know, it's a lot. It's a lot at once," Jay told radio personality Angela Yee about the "Exhibit C" record getting spun in New York City. "I'm still just taking it all in. I'm just learning as I go man, I'm just learning as I go. Trying to figure it out as I go." (Angela Yee Rumors)
New York's Hot 97 radio station's DJ Enuff premiered the track last month.
"People have been commenting like crazy I must of struck some cord," he wrote Monday (December 28). "I know my role and position. But at times it isn't wrong to ask for a lil help or advice. You must at all times respect your power. I rarely would ask you the people for help because the answers can be so different from one another...I understand that I am one of the Gatekeepers. I am truly honored and Blessed to be here for Hip Hop. Quiz Knows If your out there you wanted to write I'm writing. I would love to have a one on one with J Electronica....To Be Continued." (Thats Enuff)
Check out a recent Jay Electronica interview below: