New Jersey rapper Joe Budden and Jay Electronica aren’t playing nice. The hip-hop veterans have randomly fired digital shots at one another following the recent release of Jay Elect’s A Written Testimony album.

Big Facts

The tensions appeared to spark after Joe weighed-in on Jay’s album. He specifically referenced music mogul JAY-Z’s heavy presence on the LP.

“I took you off yours and it’s a Hov mixtape now. Peace be unto you as well King. … I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either @ me not Rory.”

High-Key Details

Instead of falling back, Electronica made sure to clap back. He questioned Joe’s own rap career and said he should appreciate him creating content for Budden’s popular Spotify podcast.

“I never heard your albums bro. May Allah bless your career as a journalist. … Praise be to Allah. It’s all love bro. Me and [Rory] could discuss it all in a sit down perhaps. Make sure y’all give me my credit for lighting up that next podcast episode too.”

Wait, There’s More

Over the past few days, the music community has celebrated Jay’s new LP release. Everyone from Erykah Badu to rap mogul Diddy co-signed A Written Testimony.

“I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ALBUM ALL MY LIFE. I’m proud of my brother Jay Electronica for making such a fearless, beautiful body of work! IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!!! Shoutout to Hov! Stream #AWrittenTestimony on all platforms. ✊🏿🔥 A MUST LISTEN! #CLASSIC” -Diddy

“Jay Electronica, congrats beloved. May you have all that is for you . 
We love you . This sh*t fire… And Water. Rise Young Gods.” -Erykah Badu

“Happy for my brother” -Royce Da 5’9

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Happy for my brother 🌹

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““The Neverending Story” Jay Electronica & Jay Z produced by The Alchemist.” -Alchemist

“Locked in! Roc Over EveryThing!” -Memphis Bleek

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Locked in! 🔥🔥🙌🏾🙌🏾 #RocOverEveryThing 💯

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Before You Go

After years of waiting, Jay Elect came through last Thursday night with an initial online listening party and then full release. The project premiered across streaming platform TIDAL.

Well, technically 35 days later, the album is here, although the rollout hasn’t gone exactly according to plan. The listening party for A Written Testimony was canceled due to coronavirus, so the album was livestreamed, which provided its own set of issues. Technical difficulties aside, A Written Testimony is here and features James Blake, Travis Scott, Khruangbin, The-Dream, and so much Jay-Z you’ll wonder if Kanye is sitting on his ranch in Wyoming, jealous of the bond between Jays Z and Electronica. (Vulture)