Jay Electronica Says "The Game Is A Clown Circus"

Jay Electronica says he is "putting everybody on notice" and that 97 percent of artists are "making songs about absolutely nothing."

Jay Electronica criticized the music industry with a series of Twitter posts made yesterday (July 14). The rapper's message with these posts is as follows: 

"There’s a reason my songs have as much effect on ppl and staying power as they do. #AllPraisesDueToAllah...What would you rather, 20 albums about nothing or 1 song about something real genuine good and true? #SmartenUp #TheMatrixHasYou...97% of The Artist in music are making songs about absolutely nothing...There’s a reason my songs have as much effect on ppl and staying power as they do. #AllPraisesDueToAllah...Don’t talk to me bout mc’s got skills.. the game is a clown circus. And We are putting EVERYBODY ON NOTICE...#AMessageToTheSneakHaters You Cant Stop God’s Work, nor His Plans. #RumbleYoungManRumble Jealousy and Envy are terrible diseases." 

Some of Jay Electronica's posts have since been deleted. The screenshot below captures Electronica's Twitter posts, as reported by XXL

While some of the above posts were deleted, Electronica uploaded several messages to Twitter moments ago. His more recent statements are as follows: 

"Take control of your life and your destiny! The Time is Now! The Power is in your hands! and to all of the naysayers and negativity spreaders on my timeline, know of a SURETY that you have absolutely NO POWER here...and you look corny, nd sound real dumb. #WisenUp #SmartenUp...i am not JUST A RAPPER in as much as Muhammad Ali was not JUST A BOXER. #RumbleYoungManRumble...Take control over the things in your life that are blocking you from your #GreatDestiny! #TheTimeIsNow! #TheTimeAndWhatMustBedone! #EveryMagicTrick consists of 3 parts or #Acts. #AreYouWatchingClosely...ps if Hov, Nas & other greats and legends recognise me as one of the greats and a legend, what do i care about Your little #amateur opinion?" 

Earlier this year, Electronica made a series of Twitter posts about the state of Rap, also. During that exchange, the emcee said he has the best verse on Big Sean's Kendrick Lamar-assisted "Control." 

RELATED: Jay Electronica Says He Had Best "Control" Verse In Lengthy Twitter Exchange

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177 Comments

  • Anonymous

    lol what set him off?

  • Anonymous

    smh lil nigga really needs to be praised by two has beens to feel good about himself but then again I have an "amateur opinion" so let me just shut up

  • WTF

    This nigga can't even spell recognize right, FUCK OUTTA HERE

  • Anonymous

    eenie meanie minie moe. catch nigga dick with that white girl hole

  • Anonymous

    2014, the year where ADHD becomes cool. This guy is a fucking space-kid.

  • Dick Buttz

    I lose all respect for rappers and celebrities who go on twitter rants about bullshit. Another one bites the dust.

  • Anonymous

    ONE MILLION BOTTLE BAGS 45-year-old never was Twitter Thug, now he's "righteous"?

  • WAIT A MINUTE

    Do any of you guys really think Jay Electronica cares about your views/opinions or even visits this site to read the non exclusive stories they have given to other sites . Let's be honest this site never has one on one exclusive interviews from any meaningful hip hop artists all the interviews are from other sites,Vlad,XXL, etc . However if it let's you guys let off steam and vent then I suppose their is no harm done !!

    • Anonymous

      "Let's be honest this site never has one on one exclusive interviews from any meaningful hip hop artists all the interviews are from other sites,Vlad,XXL," You are so wrong. Click on the features tab and click interviews and see for yourself.

  • sizakhoza

    Jay Elec is 38 years old now. When Nas was 38, he had released illmatic, it was written, I am, Nastradamus and Stillmatic. That Firm album had also already dropped. 'Lost Tapes' and God's Son were also about to drop when Nasir was Jay Electricity's age now. Tupac never got to 38, nor did Biggie and Big L for that matter. Jay Z also had 10 albums out at that age and had just come out of retirement. Sit the fuck down Jay Electricity. Somewhere in England, some billionaire white chic is tweeting using your account.

  • Anonymous

    Jay Electronica talking like his last few songs didn't come and go with little fanfare. That song he put out with Latoya Williams or whoever had hype for 2 days and then nobody cared, nobody even bothers listening to his "Control" verse & that song with Mobb Deep got pretty much shit on from coast to coast. The way he talks you'd swear he was still putting out songs that captivate people like "Exhibit C" did, when the reality is that was 5 years ago. He should just drop that album already, so it can flop when we can start reading his twitter rants about how the industry is against him. Judging from his recent material, those tweets will probably be more entertaining then the album.

    • Anonymous

      Dx got halftime up on the front page, their best of 2014 so far. Guess who they got up there? You aint even name the jayz song so you need to stfu, just another guy acting like you know all the songs that drop.

  • But you are in your 30s

    LOL..LOOK AT ALL THESE OLD WHITE DUDES BEHAVING LIKE KEYBOARD WARRIORS ...SMOKE ANOTHER JOINT YOU SOCIALLY AWKWARD WEIRDOS ..Caps off

  • EVEN YOUR RAP GOD HATES YOU CORNBALLS

    "Fucking internet bloggers 'I sit in front of my computer all day and comment on everything I'm an expert on everything/ Everything sucks/ Play the next song'

  • Anonymous

    its like he's proud he's a nonproductive hype machine. clown circus alright and look who's the main act.

  • jack johnson

    All of Mainstream Media is a clown circus

  • ROFL

    Whats up with these clowns wanting Jay Electronica to release music? LMAO weirdos He has a SUPER CELEBRITY STATUS & RESPECT without ever releasing an album. THATS POWER! Jay Electronica is right, just look at the clowns in this comment section.

    • Anonymous

      it's some power sure. but you can't hate on the content when you aren't doing shit to elevate it except for the 1 verse you write a year.

    • Anonymous

      ^you're an idiot. smh

    • NO FUCCYA OLD MAN

      Firstly It's you're not youre .Secondly did you notice the caps off part of my statement i.e emphasizing a point slow minded idiot Now YOU can go back to bitching about celebrities online you old cornball weirdo !

    • fuccya

      Kinda wrong, youre the one fightin here. But let me guess, youre the same hurt motherfucker writin in all caps, replyin negative comments, why do you care? You a fan or paid or maybe crazy?

    • WE MADE IT

      LOOK AT ALL THESE OLD WHITE DUDES BEHAVING LIKE KEYBOARD WARRIORS ...SMOKE ANOTHER JOINT YOU SOCIALLY AWKWARD WEIRDOS ..Caps off

    • fuccya

      Haha whut Miley fucking Cyrus has more celebrity cred than him and she still aint shit. Only heard him on that song with Curren$y and Mos Def and it was dope, but without them on track I wouldnt even be interested. Now this nobody comes out like "NO MORE DRUGS FOR ME THANKS TO ALLAH" like people aint heard that line million times and suddenly he acts some rap godfather, ridiculous. Tell us when his "celebrity" status worth somethin.

  • Anonymous

    Says the guy who puts out 1 song every 5 years. Put up or shut up Jay. It's easy to have content when you put out such little music you clown!

  • g

    Plenty of artists put out solid non industry rap and do it in volumes. This guy puts out a song a year and talks about how hes one of the greatest. Only Bigge could put out small numbers and be regared as one of the best , Electronica is no where near even Jayz and that guy has bought right into the industy. The guy who put a chain on his neck and signs his pay cheques , he needs to stop talking and start rapping .

  • KnowRite?

    complaining about the industry is so 1990ies. rap music is pop music now. a lot of people are just personalities. they get known for everything BUT the music. saigon was saying something in his music but he got swallowed up and spit out by the machine (pause). jay e is just a backpacker fantasy that never came to life. jay and nas think you're a legend? right...

  • Anonymous

    i dont care if jay and nas think he a legend i know for a fact i was listening to him years before both of them give us some fucking music man

  • Anonymous

    says the guy who's too lazy to work on any projects and put out any new music! i like jay elect but dudes a clown sometimes talking about how rappers swagger jack the south?! homie hip hop swagger jacks the bay area!

  • Anonymous

    "We don't want to hear that bull sh!t Sharif" O-Dog

  • Anonymous

    So to end this shit can we all agree that jay and nas cosines jay elec for his potential power rather then his LEGENDARY status in the game? His lyrics ain't never been all that, I remember when jay elec and benzino did that DVD about eminem. What was his role then? That was like 05 or 04

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  • tigerking79

    2Pac said it best "All you old rappers trying to advance, it's all over now take it like a man. Look like Larry Holmes, flabby and sick"

    • LOL

      Exactly they would be saying the same thing about PAC . Plus the fact that you are quoting pac like that shows you are probaly 30 + and your still trolling hiphop sites ..FUCKING CORNBALL ..

    • Anonymous

      79 what is that? THIRTY FIVE DAMN SON YOU AN OLLLLL TIMER

    • Anonymous

      And if he was alive yall would chastise him too if he was still dropping music. Game did the same thing talking about 35 and still trying to rap but look where he at now But you got 79 up, you close to being over the hill too

  • Anonymous

    What gets me is J Cole is putting in that work, working with small budgets, and still selling units and keepin the rap side of Roc Nation alive... Yet he can't get 5 pictures with Jay Z... where as Jay Elec is gettin preferential treatment, collaborations, candle light dinners, poppin champagne bottles, diamond necklaces, flowers, the white billionaire woman and Belgium chocolate Jay Z treats Jay Elec better than he treats Beyonce... I'm suprized if she ain't a little suspecious of their special relationship J cole has to feel some type of way, I wonder how many albums he has to give Roc Nation to fufil his contractual obligations

  • mcnel198

    i respect duke, but nigga doesnt even have an album out or mixtape...gtfoh

    • Anonymous

      "We was just having a intellectul conversation" LMAO what the hell was "intellectual" about your conversation???

    • WO THEIR

      ^ Trust me your conversation/bitching was anything but intellectual . And your rebuttal is over emotional and very effeminate ...Sweetie pie

    • Anonymous

      Did I strike your nerve or something? We was just having a intellectul conversation, and then comes u mocking a nigga u don't know through a hip hop website which proves how emotional and weak your argument is... I touched your nerve when this isn't even about you, but yeah I'm the one who sounds a little effeminate

    • WO THEIR

      ^ You sound a little effeminate

    • Anonymous

      cosign, I'm slowly starting to dislike him

  • Stereotype75

    YOU KNOW WHAT... THIS MAN HAS A PLATFORM TO SPEAK SO LET HIM TALK.. ITS NOT LIKE HE IS LYING.. THE MAN TOLD YOU HES A RECOVERING USER.. YOU SPOKE WEED HE SNIFFED COKE YOUR NO BETTER THAN HIM.. HE IS ENCOURAGING US TO CHASE OUR DREAMS.. PERIOD.. AND YES JAY Z IS NOT THE BEST ARTIST TO MODEL YOURSELF AS BUT YOU CANNOT DENY HIS BUSINESS SAVVY..

  • Legend With No Album???

    In his eyes the regular fan has an amateur opinion which in turn he wants those same opinions to listen to his music and I'm sure... buy his records if he ever puts out an album. I don't understand this thought process of self worth, it's like my momma said I'm handsome and in my mind that's the only opinion that counts mentally. I get it because it's self motivation but it's not realistic. It shows a sense of insecurity based of those u emotionally feel connected to based off ur own mental perception... it's mental illness at its finest but that's hip hop though

  • Anonymous

    Jay Electronica was born in 1976. nineteen-fucking-seventy six. that means he is actually a year older than 2 chainz(who is old as fuck himself), with no proper album or official mixtape in the past 5 years. how great MC he is. FYI, Prodigy is just two years older than Jay Elec according to Wikipedia.

    • 18

      ^ I bet you are not even in your 20s weirdo troll . Get a life cornball

    • tigerking79

      38 years old an no album out, and this fool claims he is one of the best MC's. Get the Fuck Out of Here.

    • Anonymous

      the lead single for his album was dropped in march, funny how your search bar overlooked that. also how there is a tracklist for the album them roc nation employees are looking at the responses from the press looking like theres nothing but a bunch of jayE haters who want free music, why should we give them anything? only thing that might sway them is the fevor just off his saturday appearance.

    • Anonymous

      Born in 1976 LMAO fuck his old ass real talk

  • Anonymous

    Tell this nigga to STFU!! He cant even drop 1 album

  • Anonymous

    "97 percent of artists are "making songs about absolutely nothing." And you ain't making songs at all lmao Seriously, does he listen to his slave master Jay Z? Does he know that Jay Z raps about absolutely nothing either?

  • wtf

    when the fuck does his album come out if ever!??

  • Anonymous

    why doesnt he tell us something we dont already know LOL the only people who care about his message already know the rap game is fucked up.

  • signed everyone

    Shut the fuck up all he do is get drunk n talk shit on twitter put out a double album of classic tracks n we might give a fuck

  • nixnox

    what has this guy ever done? someone please school me.

  • Anonymous

    jay electronica was a junkie until like 5 minutes ago and now he wants to come out like he has any hype at all. to be ali you need to have at least one fight. and i'm not counting a shitty backpacker mixtape with hipster production and a heavily jacked lupe fiasco style

  • Anonymous

    Saigon had the same problem with atlantic and when he did drop it barely anyone bought the album Lupe had the same problem, got a protest and went to record the music that was nothing like him, now he's still stuck on atlantic Stalley had a great mixtape that raised his profile but cant gain steam due to no demand of his style of music but newcomers on mmg have music out that is exactly what industry wants Who remembers big krit? Young thug is better than him? Jay electronica and jayz released a new song not even 4 months ago. Yall talked more about jayz not showing up for the khaled video than why cant we get that electronica album. Yall online complaining but are you hitting up your local radio station to play him? No, youre here saying drop free music, and rosenberg didnt need to apologize to chuck Nobody believes yall weirdos

    • Anonymous

      little kid im talking about industry practices, you should know lupe gave you fans that lazers bomb that sounded like a bob album after yall protested and just last week is complaining about atlantic again, hush up jay electronica and jayz put out the lead single for the album in march. just reading none of yall people even know this, yall talking about 6 years. album is done, tracklist is on the internet, if you REALLY want it protest radio and demand it ebro aint gonna play it, clear channel aint gonna back this anti z100 music, yall towns aint gonna play this "5%er" music, just stop making fools of yourselves

    • md

      DUde he's dropped a few songs in the past 6 YEARS. People are supposed to be calling the radio to play his music still? His buzz was at his highest with Exhibit C and then he didn't drop any music. I don't think anyones asking for a free mixtape but the album he said was done years ago. And Jay Elect is the one spreeading negativity, Of course the game is full of bullshit, but he also needs to realize while he makes amazing music that will stand time and is definitely needed in the game, people also want to have fun and you can't put down an artist like young thug who makes crazy shit to party too, something that Jay Elect couldn't do (Even looking at the bk festival the words are great but thats nothing you can jump up and down and have fun to but just watch)

    • Anonymous

      dont compare this guy to Lupe he will never sell anywhere close to what he does even if Jay-Z was on every track

    • Anonymous

      Thought it was just blaze

    • Anonymous

      "I'M GONNA CHANGE THE RAP GAME!!!!!!!!!" *doesn't change rap game at all* *boi-1da beats flop, record goes wood*

  • Lawrence

    Thought he was calling Game a clown circus for a minute...

  • Anonymous

    Man it a fact most of these rapper out here are wack and aint saying nothing

  • R.Pgh

    That's all well and good, Jay, but you need to actually put the album out if you really want to show emcee's how it's done.

  • Barry

    I like this Nigga, but if all artist were like you i wonder what fans would listen to.

  • Anonymous

    Great thoughts Jay Elec... now where is the album?

  • Anonymous

    KRS One My philosophy 1988. Go check out the relevance and real talk about whats happening in this industry today.

  • Anonymous

    the difference between king kendrick and the false profit jay electronica kendrick airs out on wax (control verse) jay electronica airs out on twitter kendricks words come into fruition jay electronica's words amount to no physical change THATS why Punch had to let you know, "say it on wax, youll reach further"

  • Anonymous

    "97% of the Artist in music are making songs about absolutely nothing." Hey at least they're trying, contributing something and keeping their fans happy. That's more than one could say about Jay Electrician.

    • Anonymous

      Because saigon had the same problem thief

    • Anonymous

      wtf does saigon have to do with jay electronic he never had 10% of the hype because he actually releases music! i pirated his album btw!

    • Anonymous

      Jayz dont determine radio rotation, lol How many of you "fans" bought that saigon album that was shelved for years because it wasnt what they wanna push on radio? Bet yall forgot just blaze was saigon's producer, he was close to signing to the roc too but atlantic records let it collect dust See the pattern? I dont even think saigon sold 16k and that was 3 years ago. WTf makes me think yall gonna support jayE, lol stop it hypocrites yall aint out here really supporting the craft

    • Anonymous

      "Radio and the industry's agenda are the main reasons why we havent gotten this album yet" Who told him to sign to Roc Nation with Jay-Z? What the fuck did he think was gonna happen? If he wanted to keep it backpack or underground he should have thought about that before he signed a slave deal with Jigga.

    • Anonymous

      If industry bullshit is really the reason, then he can release music as mixtapes to go around them

    • Ddot

      Real talk. At least those people are MAKING SONGS. This dude is a muthafuckin bullshit artist. Holed-up in the U.K. doin jack shit. And don't give me that 'label politics blah blah blah'. He ain't doin' shit, and his opinion is irrelevant until he does.

    • Anonymous

      Jay-E album is one of the most anticipated records and has been for over a year now. I don't want to hear about labels and industry bullshit, he has Jay-Z, the biggest name in Hip-Hop backing him. Literally all he has to do is drop the fucking album.

    • Anonymous

      Radio and the industry's agenda are the main reasons why we havent gotten this album yet. Main reasons why we cant get a stalley album, people already forgot about big krit, no one knows ka, but trinidad james and young thug are plastered everywhere. The label execs choose what will be pushed, not the fans, yall are nothing but consuming victims of suggestive marketing

  • JE

    Glad someone spoke up about this so called trash can rap out here now. He is right.

    • Anonymous

      ^dude, you are the exact reason why it aint drop yet, lmao It dont sound like todays status quo, he aint talking about the same things these rappers are selling yall. People like you dont even want his version of rap to be out there, you looking for how he can emulate whats already out. So when it does finally drop You gonna pirate it, skim thru the stream, and keep supporting the bs rap has become. Jay electronica rap aint for you 97%ers. Why act like you interested?

    • Anonymous

      A verse here and there don't compare to putting out albums, entire pieces of music. I think the music side of things is where JE is going to have issues. He can rap like a mofo and make good verses with substance, can he make good music though? 90s loops ain't cutting it anymore. Same delivery at the same bpm, song after song ain't cutting it anymore. Can he actually create an album?

    • Anonymous

      But i thought he dont put out music, lol

    • Anonymous

      he makes songs with big sean and mac miller though.

  • Alex

    So while you're so busy criticizing other rappers Jay, when is your FIRST album coming out?

  • Ydep

    "Hov, Nas & other greats and legends recognise me as one of the greats and a legend, what do i care about Your little #amateur opinion?" That's what I been saying too. Your opinions and statement dont matter. Watch how when he comes out and has a number 1 song all these posers will be on Jay Electronica's dick, not bc he's a dope MC but just bc he's on some kind of 'charts'. Fucking losers

  • ilovehiphop

    You retarded people have never been or will be a part of the hip hop culture! If you are, meet me at the subway canning trains, otherwise you will get knocked the f*** out with a spray can!!!!

  • Ydep

    Jay Electronica once again, is right! All you mfs on here catching feelings like females on a period because he speaks the truth. 99% of the shit you listen to makes no sense and it got so far that it made you homos retarded! Its not too late to wake up

    • Anonymous

      Yes it is. This jay electronica album aint gonna get full radio support and these weirdos have no intentions on buying the album. You gotta be a fool to think these sheltered outsiders are gonna help keep this hiphop thing going. They are helping perpetuate it's commercialization.

    • Anonymous

      maybe hes right but its not like hes out here putting out better music for the people to listen to...

  • ilovehiphop

    I love the hate Jay Electronica is getting because that means he's doing something right that others don't get! Stay retarded people, this hip hop culture is not for you!!!!!

    • Rock the boat

      Amen! Kat Will was right about that...we need haters to remind us to keep doing what we're doing...must be doing something right. Rumble, young man, runble!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      damn right, same with Riff Raff

  • Anonymous

    why can't jay electricity just put out some music. who the fuck is he to start calling people out and putting folks on notice. LMAO @ jay z and nas "recognising him as one of the greats and a legend" with no album out. maybe that rumor about him finding another rappers notebook of lyrics is true. he cant afford to put out anymore than a couple verses a year or he might run dry.

  • Anonymous

    "Some of Jay Electronica's posts have since been deleted" This is why I will never respect this clown. He goes on twitter rants then deletes it or just deactivates his twitter account for a few months only to return and do the same thing again and again.

  • Anonymous

    says the guy who brought out mac miller on stage and makes records with big sean

  • Anonymous

    Punch from TDE sonned this nigga "@JayElectronica speak through the music. You'll reach further."

  • Anonymous

    This dude acts like he's righteous. Dude is a home wrecker. You're right not just a rapper, but a scumbag. I got no respect for this fool. Just think Jay Electron would fuck you mom and shake hand's with your father.

    • all is fair...

      dude & his wife weren't together & hadn't been for a while. it seemed like other people cared about that whole situation more than dude did. get it right!!

    • Anonymous

      Whiteboys far away from the borders worried about immigration passing out klan pamphlets in georgia But a bunch of white pedophiles work at disney in orlando where not that far away two white cops got fired for being klan, lmfao

    • Anonymous

      "Sound like a whiteboy scared the blackman is coming for your women." That's just what black people think to make themselves feel better

    • Anonymous

      Point is its you who's the scumbag.

    • Anonymous

      Your point? He's a scumbag.

    • Anonymous

      Sound like a whiteboy scared the blackman is coming for your women. But how this world works your uncle or mailman been screwing your mom & drinking beers with your dad.

  • Big 18th Street Gang, E'z up!

    The rap game is a gong show, whether people like to hear it or not. Most shit dropping nowadays is very low quality garbage and I wouldn't even call it music. Unfortunately, stupid people with no taste in music just keep supporting it.

    • ignoble consumers

      ...the same heads are still buying cigarettes like crack. God bless y'all mental-midgets...but for real, just swallow that pride & stop acting like crackbabies. j elect makes some good points.

  • K eye en gee

    Jay Electronica is the only good new rapper. Kendrick and J Cole are dumbed down homo versions of better rappers made to appeal to teenagers.

    • Em

      less is more. great example...& ignorance IS bliss!!!

    • Anonymous

      but they're still making music and he isnt so until then he should stfu because hes not giving us an alternative

    • Eighteen Gangsters, E'z up

      I ain't a fan of Jay or anyone rapping now for that matter. I guess you missed the point tho. Jay Elec saying "97% of The Artist in music are making songs about absolutely nothing" which is nothing but the truth.

    • Anonymous

      and jay electronica is tough with his lil fruit of islam dork uniform on tweet beefing with everyone>?

    • Eighteen Gangsters, E'z up to the homies worldwide.

      Kendrick, J.Cole and many others in the game are school girls. I never seen such softness in the rap game. Even Vanilla Ice was tougher (see movie called "Cool As Ice").

  • Anonymous

    From one fucking clown to the other... Never was asswipe talking about 'power,' this goddamn Twitter thug can't even put out his own music. Album's done (bullshit) but Massa says get back in the nigga and plant them rhubarb. Jay is straight dogshit, getting drunk and raving like a bitch moron helps noone.

  • D.G

    Jay electronica is the truth and eventhough he doesn't put out an abudance of music, when he does it definitely makes an impact. As an Emcee this dude is dangerous, I was at the brooklyn hip-hop festival this past weekend and his performance was definitely legendary!!!

  • Anonymous

    never heard any of his music and have no idea why he has fans or is even famous, just googled him and his nearly 40 lol

  • Anonymous

    bum ass drunk flunked out of clown school!!!

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