News: Jay Electronica Teams With 50 Cent For Road Trip, "I'm Touring With G-Unit"

Friday, May 14, 2010 1:20PM

Written by Biz Jones

Rapper Jay Electronica has announced that he will be touring with 50 Cent and G-Unit at the end of the month.

Jay also said he will be continuing his music grind.

"I'm touring with G-Unit at the end of the month," he said in an interview. "I think 50's gonna be down but right now I don't even know the dates. Aside from that, I'm working on the next phase of my music. I want to tour and travel the world. I'm definitely at some point going to make a point to go all over the continent especially after the experience I had shooting "Exhibit C" in Nepal." (VIBE)

Jay's popularity has earned him a co-sign by Game and a feature on his R.E.D. Album.

"He just randomly popped up in L.A. and we went into the studio," Game said about meeting Jay. "Originally, I had studio time, but then I had to record for Dr. Dre, so Puffy and Swizz Beatz crashed my session. When I got back, Swizz did a hook, then Jay did a verse and killed it. Jay tried to be humble and tell me, "You bodied me," but I wasn't having it. The things that come out of his mouth are crazy. I haven't heard anyone spit like him since Nas." (The BVX)

Rap veteran Nas has also praised Electronica's emcee skills.

"Ah man, it's love man," Nas said about rappers co-signing him as a main influence in their music. "It never ceases to amaze me, I'm just happy that I'm here and I'm happy that all the other dudes are out there. I'm inspired by all the guys you're probably talking about. I'm inspired by them too...It's all good, there's all kinds of things going on now, it's always shifting. One area of the world will dominate rap music and then Mid-West and The South and The West, it just rotates and everybody gets their say. [For new artists?] Jay Electronica, I'm really, I'm digging him right now." (Young Hollywood)

Jay recently spoke with SOHH about getting Diddy's input for his new "Ghost of Christopher Wallace" track.

"I got the beat from somebody on Twitter," he told SOHH. "I was accepting beats over ichat and that was one of the tracks I got from a producer. Quincy Tones was his name and I called up Puff just to get some feedback on it. He was like 'Yo, it's crazy, let's go." So we went to the studio and did it. I was really just trying to invoke the energy of Big on it so that's why we call it the 'Ghost of Christopher Wallace.' I don't know [if it'll end up on a project]. It was just a song. I was inspired to do it when I heard the music and we just put it out. I aint really to into... I like giving. I like giving stuff away." (SOHH)

Check out Jay Electronica's "Ghost of Christopher Wallace" down below:

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