Fans are still holding out hope for the long-awaited debut album from Jay Electronica. Even though he said that Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) was done in 2011, the Roc Nation signee is still teasing the idea of a new project arriving in 2019. Jay Elec held a fan Q&A on his Instagram story on Wednesday (March 20) in which he gave an update on his album and hinted at a collab effort with Jay-Z.
When asked about the possibility of possibly doing a joint project with Hov, Electronica replied vaguely, “Possible. Likely.” The 42-year-old kept his answer short and sweet in his promise of new music at some point in 2019, but made it clear that Jay had nothing to do with the album’s ongoing delay. “Not at all,” he wrote. “In fact, there is no delay.”
With 12 years elapsed since Act I‘s release, it’s tough for fans to get their hopes up and put any weight into the “Exhibit C” rapper’s words at this point. Over the summer, if you recall, the New Orleans-born artist previewed a snippet of an unreleased track produced by The Alchemist on social media. Electronica is slated to perform at NYC’s Governors Ball in June.
Find Electronica’s response to teaming up with Hov below.
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