Over a decade later and Jay Electronica's long-awaited, "Act II: The Patents Of Nobility" surfaces online.
Jay Electronica's Act II: The Patents of Nobility has been one of those albums that are known to exist but never actually saw a release date. Initially announced in 2009, it's the album that fans have wanted. That's likely a factor as to why many were on the fence about Jay's A Written Testimony. Many looked at it like a collaborative album with Jay-Z meant to fulfill some sort of contractual obligation.
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Earlier this morning, Act II was leaked in its entirety online and fans have been freaking out online, per HHNM. Laced with sixteen songs in total, the project includes two features from Jay-Z, who appears alongside The-Dream on "Shiny Suit Theory," as well as Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg, LaTonya Givens, and The Bullits. "Shiny Suit Theory" is the only song from Act II: The Patents Of Nobility that actually made Jay Elec's Roc Nation debut earlier this year.
Word on road is that the album was bought by a group of hackers that pitched in towards the five-figure price point to acquire the project.
The project essentially includes the entire tracklist previously teased in 2012 without Kanye's contribution to "New Illuminati."
We can't post the project here but it's floating around on the Internet somewhere. Check out some of the reactions below.