Jay Electronica Signs To Roc Nation


Moments ago, Jay-Z announced at his secret event at The Box in NYC, that Jay Electronica is latest addition to Roc Nation. Congrats! This calls for a celebration. Ace of Spades for everyone!

UPDATE: Angela Yee captures Jay Elect performing a new song.

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  • SERIOUSLY

    yessssssir

  • Courtney

    Is this in NY?

  • PLEASE NO!

    OMG JAY WTF YOU SELLOUT!

  • Remi

    so jays signing anyone who can potentially damage him? jadakiss, j,cole, jay elec etc.

  • Spence

    sounds like jay z only fucks wit nigga wit jay in they name, Jaz-O, J. cole, Jay electronica lol

  • jayelec

    the GOAT wil finally be heard

  • scorpio

    Cash money WHO?! Jay-Z, J. Cole & Jay electronica? WHO’S NEXT!

    HOV

  • http://www.2brokeboyz.com hecktic

    yall forgetting Wale

    no shots

  • toad3527

    they better be serious.

  • BLACK777

    The god Jay Electronica betta not disappoint!
    Congrats!

  • Midnight Black

    THERE IS A HIP-HOP GOD!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.watchyoursetup.com JUS SAYIN

    From Willow Smith to Jay Electronica. That nigga is gonna sign Ron Isley and wrap up all age groups. Watch. LOL

  • WORD!!!!!!!

    Jay Electronica signing is like Dr. Dre making an appearance to talk about Detox. Neither helps my ipod……Ha !

  • MannyBricks

    The Roc is in the building

  • toad3527

    Jay Electronica > J. Cole

    both are good but Jay Elect has a much higher ceiling. He has the potential to be hall of fame material.

    J.Cole still has some years to improve i suppose, and he is already one of the better young up and comers in this rap game, but I think Jay E is off something else.

    That is just my opinon though, and I’m sure all the J.Cole internet stans will come out the wood work to start hating on me…

  • ill

    illuminati

  • Donn

    Roc Nation is a mangement company and publishing company right?
    That’s what Jay said in an interview
    Rihanna
    JCole
    Wale
    Melanie Fiona
    Willow
    J.Electronica
    The Ting Tings
    Mark Ronson
    Bruno Mars
    No I.D.
    Stargate

    C’mon mannn

  • Sho Nuff

    lol @ Jus Sayin… Now even though Jay Elect is God Body I wonder will these haters start they illuminatti bullshit wit him

  • J

    JAY-Z, J.COLE & JAY ELECTRONICA

    THE ROC IS IN THE MUTHAFUCKIN’ BUILDING!!!!!!!

  • Black McJagger

    THANK YOU BASED GOD!!!

  • JDot

    Da fuck? Fridaynightlights baby…..

    Congrats Jay E….

    wow, what a crazy friday….

    So when Ye droping his G.O.O.D Friday song???

  • jdot

    And we’ve only just begun..

  • mmkayy

    so i guess Jay E is not paranoid about devil worshipping in music anymore *smh

    im not sayin Jay-Z is…..im just sayin

    soon as someone hands u a record deal its fck everything else

    congrats tho

  • JDot

    Donn@ Friday, November 12 2010 at 11:34 PM EST

    Go through the site. There is more then that. RocNation is not just a record company. It is everything Music..

    http://rocnation.com/home/

    “Look, mind state of a gangster from the 40′s
    meet the vicious mind of Motown’s Berry Gordy”

    Hov.

  • jdot

    Wait, people are ma because Jay E signed with one of the most recongnizable artists in the world? Ok, just checking.

  • I’m Just Sayin’

    J. Cole, Jay Elec and Jay-Z on a track would b interesting! Willow on the hook? lol.

  • RC

    So is saying he’ll go hard in the paint like we do in the comments.

    Cause we gets it poppin in these comments fam.

  • Van

    Congrats to Jay Z and Jay E.

    Bitter sweet victory. I pray complete creative control was part of the deal.

    Just let Jay Electron do him, don’t change shit.

    For the people that don’t understand that Jay Z has always been god body; this shit is way over your head. “It’s the God mc, me jayhova”, has all ways been and will always will be about god body. That’s all I’ll say. Do the math. Peace God.

  • haha

    This excitement won’t last!

  • I’m Just Sayin’

    “Jay-Z made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.” – Jay-Elec. I hope he gave you an album release date otherwise your just another Lupe. lol.

  • xtra money

    Why r ppl throwing Wale in as a RocNation artist he’s not signed to RocNation he’s signed to Allido Records and Interscope and Managed by RocNation… Dat like saying Rick Ross is signed to Bad Boy cause Diddy’s his manager.

  • Sony Music Intern

    and there goes J Cole career…

  • Sony Music Intern

    i laugh at ppl who actualy believe Jay is a berry gordy. berry gordy doesnt sign 8 fuckin arists at the same time and keep on the label for 2 years and NOT ONE has an album out and keep signing more and more smhhhhhh.

  • dumb dumb

    You know YN is a fake dude right. How many of you cats remember when the Jay Elec vid surfaced of him getting at Em and Jimmy? well YN put it on black out talking all kinds of shit. Now since he’s a dick rider he has Jay Elect as his pic on twitter go figure simple as nigga.

  • jujusolidfoe5star

    jay -z gave a him a slave 360 deal that what all rappers get nowadays but they still sign wit the devil smh fuckin puppet

  • whatdafuck

    Eminem/Slaughterhouse all day. Shady Records is the problem.

  • Sony Music Intern

    I like jay-z music. but him as a record exec is disturbing. J Cole is such a talent and if he just be managed correctly his album would have BEEN out. but no all we got is one damn single with a crappy video and the album pushed back to waz zo. Like where is J Cole going? it feels like hes running on a treadmill. Jay-z i wanna bitch slap u soo hard. ur wasting this talented kid years away u stupid fuck. give cole a song with Alicia keys on the damn hook and giver us the album u bitch

  • Dashing

    This is a great move for Jay Electronica. The purists might dislike it because he’s “selling out” but he got signed as he is and is hot because he is who he is so I don’t think his music is going to change. All it means is more promo, more dough for better production (not that he needs any producer aside from Just Blaze) a likely Jay-z feature, and more exposure. Good move.

  • Van

    If you’re trying to find integrity in this game, you’re looking in wrong fucking place.

  • Black Shady

    why yall niggaz worry about Cole? LOL he’s better than Jay Electronica’s old ass

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    Thats A good look for the roc.

  • haha

    Jay Electronica will be 40 when he drops his first album…the nigga is 35 already! Do you really believe that this middle aged rapper will be the next generation of hip hop!

  • dumb dumb

    None of those sites combine matches thisis50

  • scorpio

    Lol @ some of y’all. When Cole does drop his album what will y’all say then?

    Jay-Z’s the ONLY person that has released off the label so far, it’s not as if everybody else EXCEPT Cole has put out an album. The label is just getting it’s legs under it, give it some time. Cole’s out there, doing shows and building buzz and anticipation for himself. When he does release he’ll sell because he’s GOOD, not because he’s riding off of Jay’s name.

  • Post no billz

    Oh shit hov is buildin a new dynasty,on some phil jackson shit…

  • UPT

    Yeeeaahh heard bout this deal weeks ago!!!….Wait til y’all hear the recorded they recorded together!!!…#ClassicShit

  • toad3527

    wale is signed to roc nation management, so i dont think it is a stretch to say he is on roc nation

    rick ross is managed by puff daddy but to my knowledge his company is not called bad boy management, that is the difference

  • Haters are annoying–> Belize, Android the rick ross stan, Mac Weasel , the bitch boy cold blood, and lucass,

    HE’S GONNA BE ON THE LABEL FOR 3 YRS WITH NO ALBUM OUT JUST LIKE J COLE LOL

  • http://thunderkush.com/ THUNDERKUSH

    Diddy lost.

  • SOSOCHI

    Best news I’ve heard about Jay Elec in a while. The Roc is definitely in the buildin.

  • wow

    YO I KNOW WE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR ACT II, BUT I TRULY BELIEVE THAT JAY ELECT IS GONNA DELIVER AN ALBUM WORTHY OF TOP 5 STATUS ALL TIME…

    HE STILL HAS A TON OF MATERIAL THAT HE HAS BEEN KEEPING QUIET, JUST WAITING FOR THE RIGHT WAY TO RELEASE IT

    JAY Z WILL GIVE THIS MAN THE ATTENTION HE DESERVES. YALL GONNA SAY THAT JAY Z WONT PROMOTE HIM AND WILL ONLY GIVE HIM AS MUCH BUZZ AS J COLE

    BUT YALL WILL LISTEN TO ANYTHING JAY Z IS FEATURED ON.. JAY Z WOULD HAVE TO BRING HIS ABSOLUTE A GAME TO BE ABLE TO STAY ON A TRACK WITH THIS MAN

    THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR HIP HOP EVEN IF WE HAVE TO WAIT LONGER BECAUSE WE KNOW SEE THAT JAY ELECT WILL GET A PLATFORM THAT HE DESERVES

    PLEASE DONT TRY TO BE NEGATIVE. THIS WILL BE EPIC

  • Able Danger

    Good look. Z, Cole and Elec celebration time I’m rollin a J.

  • 106

    I love it I love it.

    Funny when bloggers try and give Jay Z business advice.

    On another note this made my night.

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  • Master P’s Theatre

    Now he can go as far as The Roots did when they were under Jay @ Def Jam.

  • Master P’s Theatre

    NOW HE WILL GO AS FAR AS THE ROOTS DID WHEN THEY WERE UNDER JAY @ DEF JAM.

  • Joshua

    I WOULD HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS SHIT COMING. JUST WHEN I WAS GIVING UP ON JAY ELECT
    HE SIGNS WITH THE ROC. THROW YOUR DIAMONDS IN THE SKY IF YOU FEEL THE VIBE

  • Joshua

    I WONDER IF YN IS GOING TO START KISSING JAY ELECT ASS NOW AND FORGET THE WHOLE BLACKOUT OVER EM THING. I GUESS GOD BODY & THE DEVIL CAN BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH NO PROBLEMS(JUST JOKES PEOPLE)

  • http://locashmagazine.wordpress.com locashmagazine

    J~Hov,J~ Cole, Jay Elecronica that’s a bangin line up. Roc~nation in effect!!!!

  • Kobe8>Kobe24

    Bahahahaha….Gay-Z is a clown and a sellout. Now he goes and signs a guy whose lyrics make me want to jump right into molten lava.

  • wouzi

    FINALLY BIG HOMMIE JAY ELECTRONICA IS GOING MAJOR. HE’S IN MA TOP 5 MCS

  • Chex

    Im fine with this as long as Jay Z doesn’t make Jay Elect go pop like his sorry ass. Jay Elects album should come before Coles, but will definitely include a Cole feature.

  • still best rite now!!

    I just hopes this means some music is coming…what Hiphop albums has Rocnation pushed besides Hov yet?

    nice Rapradar shout out! lol

  • http://myspace.com/730amazin amazinace

    OK I WASN’T GONNA SY NOTHING BUT WHY JAY-Z LOOK LIKE THE DEVIL BEFORE YOU PLAY THE CLIP

  • CEOREALTALK

    great news and soon ROC-NATION SHOULD HAVE DRAKE CAUSE HE AINT GONNA FEEL SAFE WITH NIGGAS VIOLATING HIS SPACE LIKE THAT. SO GO AHEAD DRIZZY GET OUT UR DEAL HOV CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN FUNNY SHIT IS IM A EX STREET NIGGA AND I TOLD THE CREW WEEZY WILL BE JEALOUS STRAIGHT UP NOBODY CARES ABOUT HIM HE CANT SNEEK NIKI IN THE FACE WITH A JAB SO HE WENT AT DRIZZY… J.COLE DRAKE AND JAY ELEC. WITH HOV. RIRI, WILLOW SMITH FOR THE SHORTIES. AND THE CHICK WIT THE NICE BODY CUTE FACE WHO SINGS EMPIRE STATE . HOV BETTA PUT THAT CHICK OUT PUT THE MONEY UP WHILE A. KEYS IS BEING A MOM CAUSE UR GIRL IS BETTER THAN CIARA AND KERI HILSON PLUS SHE KILLS THEM IN THE LOOKS DEPARTMENT AND SEX APPEAL SELLS

  • Morris Levy

    Can anyone remind me who else besides Jay Jay has ever really broke? And I don’t consider Beenie or Freeway broke. And he had little to do with Kanye. Anyone???

  • mac DIESEL

    NIGGA FINALLY GOTTA PUT PRODUCT OUT!!!! NO MORE SITTIN’ ON THE COUCH EATIN’ BON-BONS JAY ELECT!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • B. Digital

    Jay-z is building a nice roster over there at Roc Nation. As for Jay Electronica, I thought he would keep it independent but at the very least he gets the right amount of promotion and gets better tour money.

  • t@at&t

    WIZ KHALIFA WIZ KHALIFA WIZ KHALIFA WIZ KHALIFA WIZ KHALIFA WIZ KHALIFA
    :Best choice to me for roc nation is WIZ KHALIFA let’s hope jay get’s wiz next/100% best choice for hova

    But this is Very nice news//
    jay electro was a +6 rep automatic choice for roc nation//
    These black men are more interesting then any white artist
    just because there songs are more about the truth out there
    then a white man singing about is lame girlfriend again or just vulgar white slangs at an extreme//

    PM:Best choice to me for roc nation is WIZ KHALIFA let’s hope jay get’s wiz next/100% best choice for hova// then make a super group/ J-/electronica//riri //j cole //hova ////wiz :)

  • tr

    Can anyone remind me who else besides Jay Jay has ever really broke? And I don’t consider Beenie or Freeway broke.

    ^^^

    I think his main successes have been Rihanna, Rick Ross, Ne-yo, Young Jeezy.

  • http://rapradar.com ben

    super dope. i heard about this awhile back. finally, someone i fuck with on roc nation besides hov.

  • http://[email protected] 15jaymall

    I’m a HUGE jay-z fan but when it comes to pushing out potential good, hitmaking talent his track record isn’t too good, with the exception of rihanna and maybe ross, who can you say? Kayne was all Dame and Beans was a G.O.A.T candidate, time will tell though.

  • q

    C

  • B18

    JAY ELECHANUKKAH

  • harlemite

    Yessssssssssssssssss!!!!!!

  • i said YERR

    stfu about Jay Electronica … dude NEVER spits. he drops a verse every month or so, hes worse then eminem with that shit. stop hiding n drop music … fuck u idiots talkin about J Cole in trouble? did u not hear FRIDAYNIGHTLIGHTS? J COLE > Jay Elect allday everyday … and hov? SMH stupid ass jay elect talkin shit about NY how u gnna sign that homo

  • Cli-City..

    Roc nation, Young Money and G.O.O.D music is gonna take over….yes all three….Because commercially Young Money is gonna be the hottest, Musically GOOD Music and Lyrically Rock Nation

  • t@at&t

    when your the best rapper in brooklyn your the best rapper in the world/

    JAY-Z NEEDS TO SIGN RAEKWON from brooklyn there probably the 2 best rappers in the world right now///
    MTV is managed by white jews and black pedophiles ((sorry but you need to give them money or pussy or else they don’t break you when your young= MTV management))

    PM: ACTUALLY why the HELL was Raekwon not on roca fella in the first place that is there biggest mistake of all time as a label.

    And fuck MTV 10//raekwon makes the top3 spot for me //jay/yeezy//raekwon//
    eminem slangs is to white trash and he’s looks like a old man rapper now anyway// plus waka flocka instead of raekwon in top 10//it’s like i told you money will get you far you can buy anything with money/ even the police can escort you to a show if your a performer and it’s legal just have to pay for it?”)
    So JAY only sign rappers from brooklyn except wiz khalifa

  • RedRocBoy

    Lord the game in trouble. Fuck what the haters say Roc Nation,G.O.O.D. Music the return of hip-hop. I fucking love it.

  • SIREHI

    Theres a snippet of his Collab with Jay-z on Nahright.com

  • Sin

    yall be forgetting that jay e comments on this site just like we do

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  • Ac@pella!

    WHEW!

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  • http://www.tagged.com/pienman pienman

    he went from wanting to battle hov now he’s signed to him… WoW, say word son dis is a good look for the homie J elect…. man!
    ROCnation is in the building, powerhouse building!

    let the homies do them hov- J. Cole, for god sakes down commericalize j. electronica….

    listen to dis man spit! fuck the age, homie can spit

  • NotoriousRambo

    JAY-Z: “JAY WELCOME TO THE BILDERBERG GROUP! YOUR ABOUT TO BLOW!”

  • ppr

    Great, now Jay-Z can jump on/fuck over/spit his meaningless + unemotional rhymes over every new Jay Elec song. Sounds Awesome.

  • Belize

    Guess that would be cool if he bucked up and started making records and good music and shit.

  • OH NO

    BIG MISTAKE AWW MAN.

  • Ear4Muzik

    I think Diddy may feel betrayed by this… Mark my words and check his Twitter..

  • QUEENZ

    WOWZERS!

  • Drock

    THANK GOD N BABYJESUS, HALLELUJAH! I’m so happy about this, I been bumping j.cole’s Friday Night Lights Mixtape! Real Hip-Hop/Rap is back!

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  • TrickyFraud!

    OVERATED!!!!Next……………………

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  • teejay

    Yeah cool. So where’s the music?

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  • Dirty G

    Was at a Liberty hall when Jay elect came throu good dude we talked and the roc is def in the building saw Young guru looks like the roc still got it B wasnt looking bad either.

  • Shooga

    Bad news for Bad Boy.

  • killah bee

    i hate the word sellout wtf is a rapper supposed to do make music and get no money how the fuck else is he suppose to make an album with no label. fuck everyone who hates on a good artist who get sign I’m not even a jay-z but at least he smart enough to know where the money at and sign good lyrical artist

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  • asap

    Chess not checkers. Now Jay-Z can say I signed one of the most anti-establishment hip hop artists (sans Immortal Technique) of our day. How am I Illuminati now? Suckers, get off my back, ch-ching I’m from Marcy. Marcy don’t raise no fools.

    One hell of a business man. Congrats to Electronica, but score one for Jay Z. The jury is still out on Electronica from a music business point of view. Let’s see what he can do now that he has officially entered the game and must officially swim with the great whites, artistically and statistically.

  • http://Rapradar.com A-ROC

    The ROC IS IN THE BUILDING!Jay z J.cole and jay elec.thats the TAKEOVER. Bt J.Cole is the best in the game 2day.I would say Jay Z.bt he not rappin rite now.

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  • DMVRaised

    “Yea your mans and them is nice but they ain’t fuckin with sire
    I’m a higher power devour all you idolaters
    You satan worshipers nation perverters thirstin for dollars”

    -Jay Electronica “So What You Sayin’”

    So what you saying is you thirstin for dollars to?

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  • ahhh man!

    wow. that sucks. i just hope he does not change. i don’t like all that devil stuff.

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  • Wyzedome

    Ahh…..Just Getting Wind Of This, Tho’ I’ve Been Waiting For 3 Years For Something Official From The God Jay E…Peace & Congrats To Him All Day With That Roc Nation Move, & Yeah Fam, Mos Def The Game Is Going To Get Real Interesting In 2011…..All Ya’ll Conscious Hip Hop Observers Know What Im Talking About……..Pay Attention!!!

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