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Jay Electronica Talks New Album, State Of Hip-Hop And Kanye West: 'Kanye’s A Black God'

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While travelling in Nigeria, rapper Jay Electronica stopped by the radio station 99.9 The Beat and spoke about various topics including hip-hop today, his highly-anticipated album and Kanye West.

Praising the "All Day" rapper, Jay Electronica called West a "black God."

"Kanye's a black God, and we love him," said the rapper. "Kanye's a beautiful brother. We gotta be careful about anything we hear. We all got our faults and character defects. Kanye, as far as I know, is a beautiful human being. Very beautiful brother physically and spiritually." 

The conversation then moved towards Jay Electronica's upcoming album "Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Truth)," which fans have been waiting years for, but the rapper didn't have much to say about the album.

"We're always expecting an album sometime soon," he said. "But anybody that knows Jay Electronica knows that that's the wrong question to be asking." 

The rapper then spoke about the current state of hip-hop and called it "dumbed down" but said he still listens to the mainstream songs on the radio.

"Yes, it is dumbed down hip-hop. It's not what I grew up on. But I would be a bold-faced liar if I said I didn't listen to some Fetty Wap and Drake. I know the lyrics to 'I'm in love with the CoCo' and all that.

"Rap is poetry, and we come from the era of Rakim and Nas. That side of me can critique a Young Thug and these new types of people. At the same time, it's young, black people using what they have to come up out of an environment they're in to better their lives and their loved ones." 

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