The release of Jay Electronica’s long-awaited album caused plenty of discussions online, as you would expect from an album that had been under scrutiny long before it was ever given life. Many fans were thrilled, proclaiming it the year’s best, if not THE best, album after only a few hours. Other listeners were disappointed, with a strong contingent saying Elec was out-rapped by Jay Z. And then we had those like DJ Yoda who were simply confused by the album. Production choices didn’t make sense and the fact that Jay Z was so prominent was a further disappointment. Yoda even tweeted about a fantasy replacement project, with DOOM on production. And in typical Yoda fashion, that’s exactly what he made happen soon after. So below you can hear A Written Testimony, minus the Jay Z appearances, plus production from Metal Fingers himself. Downloads are available via Bandcamp.
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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Jay Z’s The Black Album, Big Ghost Ltd. has revisited the monumental project to add some fresh perspective. Ol’ Volcano Hands himself says that the remixes aimed to create a version of the album “where A-List celebrity producers played no part…n it was no politics involved nahmean. No hype or pitches to the artist from whoever whoever… Just the feel of that early 00s shit when the R.O.C. had established itself as the pinnacle n the heartbeat of the culture n the greatest rapper of all time pump faked his retirement”. If that sounds like a winning formula, that’s cos it is, as Ghost manages to pull off a successful venture into what maybe considered hallowed turf. Cuts on the album come from Giallo Point and DJ Grouch. You can stream The Black Album Revisited below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Jay Z x Big Ghost Ltd: The Black Album Revisited (Stream)”