Humphrey Bogart would be proud. With red curtain cinema dipped in 1920’s bravado, Roc Nation‘s newest member Jay Electronica gives his audience a tip of the hat with his latest release, Shiny Suit Theory, featuring new boss man Jay-Z and The-Dream. An opener to a great film that hip-hop is waiting to see unfold, Jay Elec steps on stage to his own (along with Jeymes Samuel) produced ensemble prompted with flavors of the Harlem Renaissance and the fat cat jazz era. Rock’s familiar bass is blended with trumpets and piano keys, matching Jay Elec’s rhymes of past conversations with Puff and future ambitions perfectly. Of course Jay-Z delivers, but he honestly lacks connection to the rookie’s verse, making one wonder what the song is about. My advice: read the lyrics. It’s still a winner with a little tweak on The-Dream’s vocals, and some bar crowd sound effects, making the atmosphere for Shiny Suit Theory perfect for big cigars and brandy. The real celebration will begin when we get a release date for Jay Electronica’s album Act 2: Patents of Nobility (the turn). Roc Nation is turning into the modern day Rat Pack.
Written by Sigmund's Dope on 11/15/10
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Exhibit A (Transformations)" (2008)
Total DJ Booth Features:
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Heat Check: How Do You Feel About Drake’s “How About Now”
- 10 Must Have Hip-Hop Downloads of the Week (10/17)
- Freddie Gibbs x Madlib ft. Action Bronson, Joey BadA$$ & Ransom - Knicks (Remix)
- All 79 Things Chance the Rapper Hates on “No Better Blues”
- Lupe Fiasco ft. Sirah - Lilies
- ShayGray - No Sense of Accomplishment
- F*ck Norms: Why the Critics Are Wrong About Yung Lean
- Lorenzo Asher, The Director #TopProspects
- All 72 of Drakes Billboard Top 100 Songs
- DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.