Jay Electronica Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)

Jay Electronica‘s Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) is one of the most anticipated albums in the history of Rap. As a huge fan of the man’s sparse collection of work myself, it is one of my most anticipated albums ever in life. About an hour ago Jay tweeted a screenshot of his iTunes with a tracklisting of the album. We’ve been hearing rumors to expect this to drop in October (yes, of this year!). I remember waiting for Act II on Christmas eve (or was it New Years Eve) in 2008 (or was it 2009?)… you get my point. Back in March we heard from ?uestlove after Act II had been turned in (according to Jay E’s twitter) saying that Hov had the album and “listens to it constantly, says it’s his favorite record of 2012…” but that Jigga was wanting some sort of single.

Well according to the screen shot, the album features Kanye West (twice), Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, The-Dream, The Bullitts, Diddy, Ronald Regan (lol), and more.

01. Real Magic ft. Ronald Regan
02. New Illuminati ft. Kanye West
03. Patents of Nobility
04. Life On Mars (Erykah Badu)
05. Bonnie & Clyde guest starring Serge Gainsbourg
06. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Shiny Suit Theory) ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jay-Z & The Dream
07. Memories & Merlot
08. Better Tune In With The Infinite ft. Latonya Givens (click to go behind the scenes)
09. A Letter To Fallon
10. Road To Perdition ft. Jay-Z
11. Welcome To Knightsbridge ft. Sean Diddy Combs
12. Rough Love ft. Kanye West
13. Run & Hide guest starring The Bullitts (click to watch the video)
14. Nights of the Roundtable
15. 10,000 Lotus Petals

Via twitter @jayelectronica:

“Every magic trick consists of three parts. The Pledge: where the magician shows you something ordinary; a bird, a deck of cards or a man. The Turn: Where the magician takes the ordinary something and does something #Extraordinary.” Referring to Act I: Eternal Sunshine (the pledge) and Act II: Patents of Nobility (the turn).”

The third part to a magic trick is “The Prestige” but let’s just take this one step at a time, we’ve been waiting (some more patient than others) to see this magician’s second act for a long time.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Hov for being one of the most patient label heads in the history of label heads.  I have the best fans in the world. Thank you all.”

Jay Electronica Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)


  • Brock

    Real Hip-hop!

    • linda


  • confuseded

    I’ll still support no matter what but some of these songs have been leaked or out for years? I don’t get why they’d be included on here.

  • Greg

    Fuck the underground you need to win a grammy” of course Puffy would say that, typical ruthless business man looking to make a buck off the next big thing, just like biggie, mase, and shyne, and when hes done with him he throws him to the curb. I cant stand him, it’s not all about the money you know.

  • this bamma Jay Electronica plays too much. Just release the album.

  • PhillyROOTed

    The clock tics…….October it is(I hope?)


    Dear Moleskine


  • Main-One

    This playlist looks very suspect!!

  • sstretch

    I concur, the list looking mad suspect, but I doubt the album going to ever come out anyways.

    check out the beats at http://www.soundcloud.com/sstretch68323

  • Kendall

    This cd is never coming out

  • AJ

    It’s unfortunately to a point where the buzz is gone with jay elect. I’ll still get the album (or anything new from him, including colabos for that matter) if it ever drops, but I’ve exhaled some time ago…