After officially announcing the Made In America music festival at a news conference in Philly earlier this week, Roc Nation head honcho Jay-Z sat down with MTV and updated the world on the status of recent signee Jay Electronica‘s debut LP Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn), saying the project is “really close.”
“You know, he operates at his own time,” Jay says of the seldom-seen MC’s work schedule before assuring that the album “is exactly what it should be. It’s amazing. Him as a lyricist is almost scary. He’s scary good.”
Electronica’s debut album has been the cause of much speculation since he first appeared on the scene. First fans wondered if he and frequent collaborator Just Blaze would link for a full-length; then the MC’s friendship with Diddy convinced many that Bad Boy would land the coveted project, and finally his relative dormancy since signing with Roc Nation almost two years had people speculating on whether his project would ever see the light of day.
Although fans are increasingly frustrated by Electronica’s apparent meticulousness, Jay finds it somewhat refreshing.
“I love that, I want to support that sort of energy,” he says. “I want people to be creative.”
He also promises something different for the long-awaited debut.
“I’m doing something to it that’s really un-traditional so we’ll see how it works.”