Jay Electronica actually did it. After over a decade of pump fakes, the New Orleans MC dropped his proper debut album, A Written History.
Interestingly, the first bars heard on the project, after an intro featuring the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, come from Jay-Z, who serves as the project’s executive producer. The track is called “Ghost of Soulja Slim” and it absolutely slaps.In fact, Hov is on like eight of the album’s 10 tracks.
But anyway, Twitter is already calling the album a classic despite barely giving it a full spin. But as you let it marinate and take it in, peep some of the already poignant reactions to the arrival of the long-awaited project below.
Was it worth the extended waiting time? Let us know in the comments.
Did they have to wait until a life-altering pandemic to finally drop it, though?
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So the Jay Electronica and Jay-Z album is strictly through Roc Nation. No major label upstream? Wow. This is a game changer.— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) March 13, 2020
It's ridiculous we're actually listening to a Jay Electronica album. And it's really ridiculous Jay-Z is still spitting like this nearly a quarter century after 'Reasonable Doubt.'— Justin Tinsley (@JustinTinsley) March 13, 2020
Me waiting 11 years for a Jay Electronica album right down to the very 12am release time only to find out it's probably gonna be a Tidal exclusive pic.twitter.com/YbVm6G4peS— 🎄 America is musty 🎄 (@DragonflyJonez) March 13, 2020
Hov and Jay Electronica dropping Kobe bars??? nah man I need the album pic.twitter.com/zgYS5hVaC2— Ahmed🇸🇴/I'm trying to text her (@big_business_) March 13, 2020
Jay Electronica on 2009 (Exhibit C): "Trying to find the meaning of life in a Corona"— Atri 🌴 (@atri_93) March 12, 2020
2020: Jay Electronica dropping debut album during global pandemic... pic.twitter.com/GIFXmVrOge
A Jay Electronica album dropped in the middle of a global pandemic. Jesus is really on his way back yall— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 13, 2020
jay electronica droppin an album right around the time the world on the brink of ending. perfect 👌🏾— feeno (@ArianFoster) March 12, 2020
Jay-Z might be dropping some of his best verses on this Jay Electronica album. He sounds in the zone. #AWrittenTestimony— Sermon (@SermonsDomain) March 13, 2020
Jay-Z has had 3 kids, dropped 4 albums, fought Solange in the elevator, Cheated on Beyoncé, worked things out while I was waiting for this album. Now it finally here 😭😭😭❤ #AWrittenTestimony pic.twitter.com/fshns8g9A0— Ntanzi Comrade (@Stunnah100) March 13, 2020
I don't want to make it sound like Jay Elec isn't rhyming his ass off either. He is. But he brought out Super Saiyan Hov. #AWrittenTestimony— Dee Phunk (@DeePhunk) March 13, 2020
Jay-Z is going CRAZY on this new Jay Electronica album 😳pic.twitter.com/nL4iEBoMhW— XXL Magazine (@XXL) March 13, 2020
Jay Electronica album dropping tonight? This man made us wait a whole damn decade then decides to unload in the most tumultuous time I can remember 😂 What a power move. pic.twitter.com/n6ClY8WX6A— NO ID (@GVM212) March 13, 2020