—After the meteoric arrival of Act I, “Exhibit C”, being dubbed a “wizard” by Mr. Carter and signing to Roc Nation, the well-traveled, talented, enigma that is Jay Electronica has released the complete version of “Dear Moleskine.”
From the New Orleanian-native’s Tumblr page, Act II is complete. Maybe this is the opening, though dated, scene of Act II. History would tell us that no one knows but Mr. Electronica himself. The Roots’ Questlove has been heard saying Hov listens to Act II daily, yet, the project still needs a single. Until further notice, the Keyser Soze (Usual Suspects reference), of rap music continues to move with the roc[k] in his court, time will only tell.
With instrumentals produced entirely by Rich Kidd, the Naturally Born Strangers mixtape is a gritty, sonically forward thinking mixtape highlighting cut throat rhymes by Tona, Adam Bomb and Rich Kidd himself.
Considering the situation overseas, perhaps including the word typhoon was not the wisest choice. Other than that, the uplifting orchestra that caresses your ears from this new TxE track is enough to be an inspirational soundtrack to the said tragedy.
A graphic designer turned writer and compulsive rider of bikes, James Greig documents cycle culture in his native London and beyond at CycleLove and blogs about designers-turned-entrepeneur on his own site.
There's two ways you can look at hip-hop. It's either getting old or it's grown up. I prefer the latter. And though the subject matter has been harped on before, Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar somehow bring a fresh perspective to it with "Nosetalgia."