Roc Nation’s Jay Electronica feels the pressure to put out a new album. The hip-hop veteran has updated fans on the possibility of dropping a long-awaited debut in the near future.
Despite getting urged by Roc Nation boss Jay Z, Jay Elect said it would take an even higher power to force him to drop the mythical release.
“When it’s ready, when it’s ready. It don’t matter if Donald Trump say, “Put the album out.” Maybe if Minister [Louis] Farrakhan said put the album out then maybe I might go home tonight and throw something together and put it out. Say like with Jay, that’s almost like [asking], “How’s the weather now?” If I walk outside right now, go across the street and if somebody recognize me, the first question they gonna ask me is, “When is the album coming?” (Billboard)
Electronica also said it would ultimately be his decision for when the album arrives in fans’ hands.
“I have to be at a place where I’m pleased with the offering. So, it will come — it’s coming soon. Slowly but surely. Then again, an album is a false concept anyway. An album is something that was created by corporations as a product to make money. People have been making music, doing plays and telling stories around fires for trillions of years. I like albums but I’m not too really handcuffed to the concept of that.” (Billboard)
Back in November, Jay flexed his close-knit relationship to Maybach Music Group and G.O.O.D. Music.