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Jay-Z Welcomes Jay Electronica to Roc Nation, Plays “Shiny Suit Theory” Collaboration

"We've watched this wizard do his thing...You guys supported him in a major way," Jay-Z stated.

It was an offer he couldn’t refuse. That is how Jay Electronica is describing his decision to join Jay-Z’s growing Roc Nation label.

Both men made the announcement tonight via a secret show at The Bar, located in New York City. Previously, Electronica had remained reluctant about signing with a label, or even finishing a standard album.

In recent months, the New Orleans emcee had worked closely with Sean “Diddy” Combs, even recording the track “The Ghost of Christopher Wallace.” While his future is with Jay-Z’s label, Electronica expressed his desire to continue working with Diddy on future projects.

Fans have been anticipating an album from Jay Electronica for nearly five years. According to journalist Toure, Jay-Z advised that Electronica’s first album is planned for the first quarter of 2011.

“We’ve watched this wizard do his thing…You guys supported him in a major way,” Jay-Z stated.

Electronica and Jay-Z have already christened their partnership with a new song entitled “Shiny Suit Theory,” where they take the roles of patients detailing their mental ills to a shrink. The beat samples The Ambassadors’ “Ain’t Got the Love of One Girl,” known for its use on Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s “I Got a Love.” The track also features Charlotte Gainsbourg and The Dream.

A low quality, Miss Info recorded snippet of the song can be heard below.




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A new J. Cole mixtape, and Jay Electronica hooking up with Jay-Z?! The only thing that would’ve made this Friday even better was Kanye coming on time with his G.O.O.D. Friday drop.

With those clips on the net featuring Jay Electronica deriding the “corporate machine” behind Hip-Hop, some will be looking at him sideways about this move. Keep in mind that those vids were shot several years ago, and any mature person knows that you don’t correct/beat the system by beating your chest from the outside. You get inside like a virus and do damage. Electronica is an emcee’s emcee, and we need more artists like him on the big labels. With this type of structure, we’re assured Jay Electronica will be working regularly, and get out a product promptly instead of the insanely frustrating and sparse output we’ve gotten the last year.

It will be very important that we support him when he does drop. Fans could make a very big statement about lyricism’s place in today’s national Hip-Hop scene. I’m already excited and have this down as my most anticipated project of 2011.

Your thoughts? Is this a good fit for both Jays?

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