News: Jay-Z's Favorite LP Of 2012 Revealed, "[He] Listens To It Constantly"

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 5:10PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The Roots' Questlove has provided fans with an update on the long-awaited debut album from Roc Nation's Jay Electronica, claiming rap mogul Jay-Z has already co-signed its greatness.

Based on a conversation he had with Young Hov, Quest claims the LP is merely missing a single.

"I told Jay, 'You ain't getting that record until 2015,' and he hit me like, 'I got the record, I got the record,' I'm like, 'You're not releasing that record until 2015.' ... Actually, Jay, Shawn Carter, has the record, listens to it constantly. He says it's his favorite record of 2012. He said it has no singled on it though. But it's his favorite record. [Is it on Def Jam?] No, he signed Jay Electronica. He's on Roc Nation. Jay wants a single." (The Champs)

A few weeks ago, Electronica announced his album's completion.

"Dear Believers and Patient Supporters. Thank you for your patience and support. The Album will be turned in Tomorrow evening. The wait ends.," he tweeted March 8th. (Jay Electronica's Twitter)

Last year, Jay-Z talked about his label's reluctance to rush album releases.

"J. Cole is pretty close, he's coming out in September," Jay told Angie Martinez on August 1st. "He's got a great album. Jay Electronica is working on a great album as well. He's pretty close. Bridget Kelly just released -- her debut song, 'Thinking About Forever' -- For me, if you're gonna come sign to Roc Nation, just realize it's going to take a second. I'm into artists. I'm not really into putting a single out. It takes a minute to build artists. It's just true. You can't come off the street and make a classic. Rarely does that happen. Lauryn Hill was in the business for 700 years before she put out the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She had to go through some things. You have to go through some things." (Hot 97)

Following his signing in November 2010, Jigga spoke on what attracted him the most about Jay Elect.

"It's obvious that he really genuinely loves it and is a student of rap and the game," Jay-Z admitted in an interview. "You can't write those sort of songs or come to that sort of conclusion without having a deep love for what you're doing and a deep understanding and a deep drive." (MTV)

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