Roc Nation’s Jay Electronica has addressed releasing his new “Call of Duty” record and revealed despite its instant popularity, it is not slated to appear on his forthcoming debut album.
Via his Tumblr page, Jay Elect described how the track came together.
“i wouldn’t have believed it myself if i hadn’t experienced it. within just 24 hours, i wrote a record to give away online, summoned the legendary Infamous Mobb Deep via out of the blue tweets and we released a record together. I became a trending topic Worldwide within 3 minutes of its release and actually penetrated radio. Just heard the news that the Great Zane Lowe will premiere the record in the United Kingdom tonight as ‘The Hottest Record In The World”. All of the above is attempted daily by major music corporations who have teams of ppl spending excessive amounts of money and still fall short of the goal. My methodology is quite different, but we must agree… it works. and on a pretty consistent basis. with exponential growth. every. single. time. i’d like to take this time to quote my mom …”thats pretty d*mn good son!” i guess it is. and this isn’t even a single. or even a song from my album.” [sic] (Eye of Electronica)
He also used the opportunity to credit Mobb Deep as his all-time favorite rap acts.
“its just a dope a** beat, with some (extra) dope rhymes from me and 2 of My favorite hip hop artists of all time, who woke up yesterday not even knowing they’d be on a record with me a few hours later. Look at the atmosphere all in a stir. if i were a younger me, right now is probably where i would say, “dog, look around. I’m the f*cking man ouchea” good thing I’m striving to grow. i wouldn’t have believed it myself if i hadn’t experienced it. I am Thankful and Grateful for This Blessing Filled Journey” [sic] (Eye of Electronica)
Jay’s record officially debuted online Monday (October 10) evening.
Two days ago Jay Elect pledged the universe a new track, and the universe immediately said, “Sure, whatever Jay,” and settled in to wait for him to drop the track around the New Year. But lo and behold, the stars have aligned, rap’s resident sphinx has awoken, and I have a new song from the artist “Jay Electronica” on my hard drive. This is certainly a good day. “Call of Duty” features an interesting, marching beat comprised of echoing claps, washed out vocal loops, and rattling snares that never really drops, but still has a very distinct Electronica flair. Lyrically, Jay is on point, spitting the kinds of quasi-mystical, syllable-entangling lyrics that he’s made his name for. Is this cut the next “Exhibit C?” Definitely not. But as the wait for Act II grows longer by the minute, any Jay to tide us over is good Jay. (Daily Princetonian)
Prior to the track’s release, Jay Elect revealed its cover art this week.
We got the artwork drop of Jay Elect’s latest track yesterday that sparked some major mention in rotation, considering that we haven’t received anything from the guy outside of collaborations with The Bullitts, and after a short wait, we’ve got the new sounds for his track “Call of Duty: MW3″ that features some donations from Mobb Deep. (Ology)
Check out “Call of Duty” down below: