Jay Electronica Drops New Album, JAY-Z Features Heavily: Listen

Allison Hussey, Evan Minsker
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After years of waiting, Jay Electronica has finally shared his debut album. Listen to A Written Testimony—which features contributions from JAY-Z (on nearly every track), James Blake, Travis Scott, Khruangbin, and The-Dream—below. Production credits include Swizz Beatz, Hit-Boy, the Alchemist, No I.D., Young Guru, and AraabMuzik. The album’s credits reveal samples or interpolations of Rihanna (“Flux Capacitor”), Allen Toussaint, Vashti Bunyan (“Universal Soldier”), Brian Eno, and Robert Fripp (“Ezekiel’s Wheel”).

On February 7, the rapper announced on Twitter that his next album would be out “in 40 days.” Jay Electronica’s only other official release was his 2007 mixtape Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), and he had teased a follow-up for more than a decade. Jay Electronica and JAY-Z remixed Drake’s track “We Made It” back in 2014.

Last year, Jay Electronica joined Dave East and 070 Phi on the track “No Hoodie (Nothin’ to Lose),” which benefited the nonprofit Hoodies for the Homeless. He’d joined Justin Bieber, DOOM, and Chance the Rapper on other tracks before that.

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This article was originally published on Thursday, March 12 at 11:20 p.m. Eastern. It was last updated on Friday, March 13 at 10:10 a.m. Eastern.

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