Back in 2009, Hip Hop heads were elated to learn that Curren$y, Jay Electronica and Mos Def – now Yasiin Bey – were tossing around the idea of forming a super-group called Center Edge Theory. Now, three years later and only a handful of collaborations between the three emcees, fans are wondering whether the DD172-associated project will ever take flight or just stay put on the tarmac.
Now, in a recent interview with Vibe, DD172 producer and frequent collaborator with all three members Ski Beatz weighs in on the future of Center Edge Theory. Ski explained that given Spitta, Jay Elec and Bey’s hectic schedules and different label situations, he doesn’t foresee the project going any further than the initial announcement.
“I don’t know if the Center Edge territory is going to happen. But the combination came across because of all the cats being in the Dojo at the same time,” he recalled. “I was working with Currensy at the time. Mos Def was always around. Jay Electronica would come through a lot. They just kind of sat down and said they wanted to do a group. But now with all the political stuff going on, it may be kind of hard to do that. I know Jay Electronica is in London. Mos Def is Mos Def. Currensy’s all over the place.”
Despite this, Curren$y Tweeted last August that a Center Edge Theory project was very much still in the works. DX will keep you updated as more news comes to light.