Jay Electronica: “The bar is so low in rap—mediocrity is king!”

InterviewMagazine caught up with recent Roc Nation signee Jay Electronica whilst he was over here in the UK during the summer finishing off his debut album, Act II: Patients Of Nobility (The Turn).

“What makes me different from everybody else just boils down to dissatisfaction,” comments the New Orleans emcee. “The bar is so low in rap—mediocrity is king! Who’s really trying to push the boundaries and move forward? Who’s really trying to come up with a new approach and make me feel wild?”


The record was crafted during a globetrotting odyssey that saw him venture all over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. “People are afraid to go into an environment they are completely unfamiliar with,” he explains. “For me, my life is a journey. Nothing against Drake, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Kanye West, but they’re in a certain kind of machine that doesn’t afford them the freedom to do that.” He adds: “The greats have always been the people who gave you of themselves, as opposed to just giving you a product.”

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Jay Electronica’s widely anticipated full length release, Act II: Patients Of Nobility (The Turn), is now expected to be available by the end of 2010.