Jay Electronica once appeared to be the next big thing. Between high profile features and a slew of great tracks, many assumed the rapper would rise to the ranks of his most successful peers and wow the music world with his debut solo album. However, since 2010, fans have been waiting to no avail for this highly anticipated release. Reasons for the delay are varied and fans are beginning to lose hope that Jay's album will ever see the light of day. Now, Legendary New Jersey Hip Hop producer Just Blaze explains the delay of Jay Electronica's upcoming album and posits that it may never be released.
According to HipHopDX, Just Blaze has had the unfortunate position of trying to assuage disgruntled fans that are eagerly awaiting the release since the beginning of the decade. Now, in an interview from 2015 with Day One radio has been unearthed through BlackThoughtsSurrounded101, the producer sheds some light on the rapper's though process regarding the album and the possibility that it will never be released.
"There's so much that I have said, I don't know what else I can say," Just Blaze says of the Jay's project, which is reportedly titled Act II. "Obviously a bunch of stuff I'm not gonna say. I don't mean that in a negative way. It's just we inadvertently sparked something that became bigger than the both of us. It's still both of our parts, so I'm not gonna speak on the other person's part. He believes his train is running on schedule and you know what, maybe he doesn't need to drop an album. The album exists. I've got it right here in my pocket."
He continues, "It's a good album, but in terms of what he's doing or how he's going about doing what he's doing, I can't speak on it."