Jay Electronica is much talked about rapper/ producer who was one of the first to build his hype on social media such as MySpace.
He grew up in New Orleans which he left by the age of 19 and lived like nomad through New York, Atlanta, Detroit and Boltimore.
Electronica first gained significant attention after the release of the musical composition Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge) in 2007.
It is fifteen continuous minutes of music, without drums,
built from Jon Brion's soundtrack to the film Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
In late 2009 he released two singles, both produced by
Just Blaze, "Exhibit A (Transformations)" and "Exhibit
C", the latter of which won a Sucker Free Summit Award
for Instant Classic. In November 2010, it was announced
Jay Electronica had signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation record
He's worked as rapper/ producer with: J Dilla, Madlib, J Cole, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Common among many others.