12. "if it’s on par with his discography, I’m buying it" In response to Reply # 0
Dude has put out a lot of songs I like. If he puts out an album that matches the quality of his output so far, I’m buying it. It’s that simple. CD for the whip if available, highest quality download format if no physical release is available.
15. "Hov liked the tweets. Just Blaze, Alchemist, Guru all chimed in." In response to Reply # 0
I actually believe it this time. Hopefully the done in 40 days and 40 nights thing is either a marketing ploy or he’s been crafting ideas, gathering beats, doing demos for a long while and recorded it all in 40 days and 40 nights and it’s not all new material made within that time frame.
Not saying he couldn’t come up with great stuff in 40 days but I don’t want this to Be a rushed album. We’ve waited this long, I was Just and Guru to have sat with him and exec produced a fuxking classic. The album everyone has always wanted from him. We’ve waited this long, I want it to deliver in every aspect. I want NOLA to win! I want this album to be a classic debut talked about like gkmc is talked about when it comes to modern day debut albums.
If that’s the title he’s going with, I still hope he’s using audio clips. I always loved The Prestige angle he was using. The Pledge, The Turn, The Prestige. The magic angle, the Tesla angle, all that shit worked for him.
Just tweeted “are you watching closely” maybe we still get some of that. I’m really hoping for an incredible debut album.
17. "album now featuring Hov (in costarring role)???" In response to Reply # 0
Ala Ghostface on Only Built... Word is Jay doesn’t have just a feature but multiple songs with Hov. If Hov is involved, that means Guru is involved. If Jay Elect is involved, that means Just is PROBABLY involved.
Both have said it’s coming, I trust both of them. They also know world wants to hear a Jay Elect solo album... so if Hov is involved in some sort of costarring role... I believe we can trust them to still deliver us a Jay Elect solo album and this won’t be overshadowed by Hov / won’t be looked at a COLLAB album ala Watch the Throne.
I have confidence that there will be some sort of conceptual theme or narrative that allows Hov to be featured some what prominently and still be a Jay Elect solo LP.
We don’t knock Raekwon for having Ghost costar on his solo album, we still call it a Rae solo album... right?
21. "I’m just using that as the example..." In response to Reply # 18
Rae debut solo has Ghost on most of the songs, we still consider it a Rae solo.
Jay Electronica and Jay have Shiny Suit Theory and We Made It together. Both really good songs because Jay Elect pulled out 2 incredible verses from Hov that took him out of his comfort zone. Maybe Jay Electronica needs a partner to deliver a full LP. Thundercat wanted to put his album together with Flying Lotus’ LP to make a double LP. Maybe Hov is inspired by what music Jay Elect has delivered on the LP and wants to be a part of it...
Rae & Ghost have more chemistry together than some hip hop duos that started out as duos which we all know they did not.