After years and years of delays, Jay Electronica has finally delivered his debut album. Titled A Written Testimony, the project features 10 tracks and guest appearances from The-Dream, Travis Scott and lots of JAY-Z.
A Written Testimony marks the Jay Electronica’s first project since signing with Roc Nation in 2010 and a follow-up to Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge). TIDAL was expected to host three listening parties in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans for the album on March 12, but they were all canceled over concerns about the coronavirus. Instead, TIDAL threw a livestream event.
Recorded over 40 days and 40 nights, starting from Dec 26
— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A (@JayElectronica) February 7, 2020
On “Flux Capacitor”, Hov also addresses the NFL controversy and denies he’s a sell-out. JAY-Z and Roc Nation raised some eyebrows when they announced a partnership the National Football League last August. Many felt it was a slap in Colin Kaepernick’s face, who’d fought tirelessly to bring awareness to police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem and was seemingly blacklisted by the NFL for doing so.
“Why would I sell out?” he raps. “I’m already rich, don’t make no sense/Got more money than Goodell, a whole NFL bench/Did it one-handed like Odell, handcuffed to a jail/I would’ve stayed on the sideline if they could’ve tackled that shit themselves.”
“You backstabbers gon’ turn me back to the old Jay/He’s not who you wanna see, he’s not as sweet as the old Ye.”
Stream Jay Electronica’s A Written Testimony below.