TDE President Punch On Jay Electronica: "Speak Through The Music"

TDE President Punch responds after Jay Electronica posts a Twitter picture directly contacting Kendrick Lamar, TDE CEO Top Dawg and 50 Cent, among others.

During Jay Electronica's Twitter exchange over the last two days, the rapper posted pictures of himself and an entourage. When posting the images, Electronica also added the Twitter handles of Kendrick Lamar, Top Dawg Ent. CEO Top Dawg, Drake, Wale and 50 Cent, among others. 

Following this, Top Dawg Ent. president Punch responded with a message for Electronica. 

"Speak through the music," Punch said on Twitter, "You'll reach further."

As reported earlier today (July 15), Jay Electronica has been vocal on Twitter about his perspective regarding the state of the music industry.

"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." 

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50 Comments

  • PATHH88

    This fool was UNSIGNED HYPE in the Source June 2004, wtf he be doing in those 10 years - besides pulling a white female, something which has given him more press than his music- he played the Brooklyn Hip Hop festival (NOTE; not headline act)while Danny Brown and Odd Future supported Eminem in front of 80,000 fans in Wembley. He is never gonna do anything in hip Hop, let alone drop an album that has any decent distribution, he knows this, thats why he seeing a Rothschild...

  • OK OK

    Jay Elect can speak any damn way he wants - if he never put another record out he'd still be a legend no matter what any maggot troll on this board wants to squeal.

  • OK OK

    Jay Elect can speak any damn way he wants - if never put another record out he'd still be a legend no matter what any maggot troll on this board wants to squeal.

  • 3headedmonsta

    Jay Elec is fukin lyrical beast! but my boi, bring out music before you go at people .. women lie, men lie numbers dont.. u have none brah! Nas and Jay loves you, thats all you need? for real? nah you need that bread and a stamp in hip hop .. make that happen first.. u claim so much black pride, but the last time you were on a major website like Yahoo was due to you dating two white women.. cmon brah for real? smh bring out hits man .. lets go

    • Anonymous

      Dx gotta song of his on that halftime thread, his other song is the lead single for the album been out since march. But your response about radio lets me know you are not qualified for this conversation. Goodbye

    • Anonymous

      Radio is not looking for him if people aren't looking for him. People aren't looking for him if he has no music out. Put out some hits to create demand. As for "media" support, every twitter rant gets posted on damn near every hip hop site. Speak through the music.

    • Anonymous

      tell radio an media to support though, theyre the problem His lead single been out since march but yall still here asking for music like it never happened Why i say nobody believes yall

  • Anonymous

    I honestly rather have 20 albums about nothing than one song about something. Eventually I'll get tired of that one song. I've played out Jay Elects whole catalog. Nigga need to drop albums.

    • Anonymous

      its from 2009 though AND "A mix of Freds best verses and freestyles chopped and mixed back to back to back, not 80 full tracks as the tracklisting would have you to believe. "

    • Anonymous

      The labels tryna kill me-freddie gibbs 81 songs, over 2 hours long Thanks for letting us know you dont know the music or how to use a search bar goober

    • 614grind

      Yeah but you'll only remember that 1 impactful album and the effect it had on you. Those other 20 are in your mental recycle bin.

    • Anonymous

      i dont need google to know that there is no 80 song mixtape from freddie gibbs from the last 4-5 years

    • Anonymous

      Google is your friend

    • Anonymous

      What mixtape from gibbs are you referring to?

    • Anonymous

      thats why the label let dudes drop those 20 mixtapes and wait for just one song to pop. All it takes is one song with a staying power of at least 3 years. Anyone in the game knows this is better than giving away free music yall gonna forget about next month wanting more Freddie Gibbs dropped that 80 song mixtape how's that working for him? Most of these dudes with annual mixtapes stopped. There's absolutely no way yall pay attention to the 1000's of songs released every month. Gibbs gonna be an afterthought in another year. And not one of you naive persons will look as radio being the reason why. Radio has enough power, money, and time where jay electronica, gibbs, stalley, can fit in with migos, wiz, kanye, nicki. Y'all are more the culprit for this than your claims of jayE's laziness or his beliefs

    • 2Far

      Plus he call people out then delete the tweet. SMH!!! Whats that about?

  • NIGGA FUCK YOU

    somebody explain why this motherfucker @'d all them niggas

    • Anonymous

      Punch should be the 1st who knows about industry politics, was a real smooth diplomatic reply but cmon dudes need to stop being safe and speak up Ab soul hadda drop small indie because of the politics. How this game was setup if you nice you gotta chance. Well one of the nice ones aint getting a chance and his "historic" album we aint heard is specifically that reason. Politics. If Rakim was coming out now we would never hear it. Public Enemy would be looked at as racists and Kane would be getting sh#tted on like JayE. KRS would be shunned automatically. Pac would be lame talking about his momma. Queen Latifah would be an ugly fat bitch. Lyte would be overlooked like Rapsody. But you outsiders dont understand this is the same things your parents said then, you descendants are speaking the same racial rhetoric about immigrants you spewed about chinese, blacks, even irish in early 1900s. Nothing has evolved yall have just become more devilish in your pursuit of supremacy

    • Anonymous

      only reason i can think of is for attention. hes an attention whore.

  • Anonymous

    Jay Electronica, the twitter warrior. Musician...maybe he was. Now he just tries to clown people on a website called twitter and tries to act like he IS music. I dunno who gave him this big head, but he isnt the epitome of greatness that he thinks he is

  • Anonymous

    Why he going at Wale and Kendrick what the fuck did they ever do? Is he still mad about Control? That could explain Kendrick but Wale never hurt no ones feelings.

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    i dont understand why he was taggin Wale, Kendrick, 50 cent, Top Dawg and Karen Civil in a link to a photo of him and his nerdy FOI posse with their kook suits on.

    • Anonymous

      what is there to understand tho. what do karen civil, 50 cent, kendrick lamar, wale, 50 cent and top dawg have in common?

    • Anonymous

      squares You dont understand because youre outsiders, radio is your measurement of whats popular in rap so you can act cool with your kooky ass buddies like youre on top of whats happening

    • groovyD

      idk maybe he was calling them out/ shouting them out? I think he has called out 50 before though

    • JB Cool

      Word!! I don't understand it either?

  • Anonymous

    This conversation is getting ridiculous, lol Jay electronica has plenty of music out there, datpiff, livemixtapes, even 2dopeboyz has at least 60 songs from him. If anyone has listened to jayE songs you know radio airplay is gonna be close to nil and most of yall only talking about 3 songs, who really thinks yall gonna get on board with an album about some teachings from a guy whos dating a rich white woman and isnt christian? Yall really need to stop making fools of yourselves

    • Anonymous

      Act II dawg, lol The lead single dropped in march. Is radio spinning it? Wonder why........

    • Anonymous

      All those songs amount to one decent mixtape, that's it. Half the shit out there is like one minute freestyles and features.

    • Anonymous

      RS still makin good music too

    • DrebinSlevin

      Doesn't matter. His Act 3 album has been done for years. He can't talk on people producing bad music til he puts out more music. People gotta stop giving Hip Hop MCs a pass when it comes to that. The Rolling Stones still make music for fuck's sake. Jay Elec needs to come back from the UK and stop fucking that Rothschild chick long enough to keep making music.

    • Anonymous

      yeah he has songs from years ago but he has done about 2 verses in 2014. he has no right to be up on this high horse. its not like hes the only rapper with a message whos not going to get radio play. how often do you hear talib or common on the radio? this aint nothing new and this false prophet isnt going to change a thing being signed to jay-z.

  • Anonymous

    Great response from Punch

  • Anonymous

    Jay Electronica is a lame with a big head kinda like Kanye

    • Stanke

      At least Kanye has an amazing catalog, many hits and countless awards!!! Jay Elec has a way bigger head given the amount pf music he's released. He is gassed and doesnt still have a album out

  • Anonymous

    "gods work" LOL!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Which one of you studied 120?

    • Anonymous

      Arm, Leg, Leg, Arm, Head; nothing to do with believing in the God of the Koran & OT

    • Anonymous

      same as masons.. I guess thats why JayZ is fuckin with him... FYI a mojority of NOI/FOI/NGE are PRINCE HALL FREEMASONS... Thats why Jay Elec gets no play over here... Thats why he's loving that Rothchilde bitch, and thats why he came outta nowhere with industry buzz...

    • Anonymous

      their flag says in the name of allah tho. They just dont believe in the instutionalized version of god. Bible refers to us as gods of the planet and the jesus story of him fighting rome's church coincide with more of their teachings than what the sunday pastor tells people.

    • Anonymous

      Fyi, 5%ers believe they are God, which in effect is not believing in God

    • Anonymous

      Fyi as soon as yall type 5%er some are gonna know you dont know wtf you're speaking on

    • Anonymous

      especially funny cause he's a 5%er and they don't believe in god

  • Anonymous

    back in 2008 I was expecting Jay's album in a hurry !! now this dude is nothin but a fuckin clown with his bitter twitter quotes

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