It’s no secret where Jay Electronica got the inspiration for his latest track, “The Ghost of Christopher Wallace.”
Featuring Biggie’s most famous collaborator, Diddy, doing ad-libs on the track, Jay Electronica spoke about the track to Shade 45 morning host Angela Yee on Friday (April 30). “I like a lot of the music that’s out [now], but I don’t get excited like I used to get about rap music,” he explained. “More often than not when I click on new music and it feels good and I like it, it can be good, it can be great, but I don’t necessarily get that feeling I used to get. I just think when Big was around, that time period when people used to rhyme, it was more than just the rhyme and the skill, it was the spirit of the person that you could tap in to. I really wanted to invoke that energy.”
“Ayo, Big, we see you. Can you hear us, Big? Can you hear us, man?…the game done got fucked up, somewhere. Niggas started talking about nothing,” says Diddy on the track, where he speaks at the tail-end for over three minutes.
According to Jay Electronica’s manager, the song is as of now unfinished. You can listen to it here.