Song of the Week: Jay Electronica – “Bonnie & Clyde”

Man. The first time I wrote something about Jay Electronica was in 2008. I think it was 2010 when I first wrote about him dropping an album. And while we finally did get a Jay Electronica album this year, it wasn’t that Jay Electronica album. That album is Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn) and it leaked on Saturday night (Well, that’s when I heard it).

I may have been complaining on Twitter at 3am about how the album didn’t have a true version of “Exhibit A (Remix)”/”Exhibit B” featuring Mos Def, but I wasn’t mad at what music Act II: The Patents of Nobility did have; it’s a good album (Maybe even great). I don’t know why the project wasn’t released in 2011/2012. I remember hearing that Jay Elect turned the album in to Roc Nation around that time and that Jay-Z played it all the time and really liked it but didn’t know how to successfully release it. I still don’t know if this is true.

Check out my favorite track off the project, “Bonnie & Clyde. It samples Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot’s 1968 song “Bonnie and Clyde” but I mostly remember it from a scene in Rush Hour 3. A.P.I.D.T.A.

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