One of my better uses of time over the holiday break, apart from eating a bunch of sugar cookies, was catching up on the world of Jay Electronica. I had heard of him a bunch, but didn’t really venture down the rabbit hole until I heard the above “Exhibit C,” his sequel to his “Exhibit A” single, a autobiographical track over an excellent Just Blaze beat. Over the course of five-and-a-half minutes, Jay reignites the hype that has followed him for more than a year, and tops about anything that blog-approved rappers have done in the last six months.
Jay is still plugging away at his debut album, which may not ever come out, since the guy still seems content to release one-off singles like this one. But if they stay as good as this, that’s fine. [Pitchfork]