Jay Electronica w/MTV on Soulja Boy (Video)
If you would have asked me this two years ago, I would have said lyricism was lacking. Like somebody would say Soulja Boy … you would say he’s not a lyricist, right? If you took a poll and said, ‘Is Soulja Boy a lyricist?’ People would say no, right?
But it’s not the words, it’s energy of what he does that’s the lyrics. It’s not the lyrics — the energy of it is the connector. The energy of it is greater than the words of it. In a sense, lyrics has been lacking in the contest of grammar and vocabulary, but the spirit and energy of it is never gone — or else the complete genre of hip-hop is gone.”
In the written piece, he lists all his separate upcoming projects with collaborators Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, and Guilty Simpson. All of which he says you can expect this year.
Along with the album, Act III, this year too… Don’t hold your breath.
It’s still Act II. Act III, the official album, which “Exhibit A,” “Exhibit C,” and “Dear Moleskin” are a part of. Me and Mos Def have a project that we’re doing, me and Guilty Simpson have a project that we’re doing. I would like to do a project with Lupe Fiasco — we’re going to do a project at some point. Me and Nas have a project that we’re doing. I’m just trying. I’m in the process of working and connecting. I don’t really feel like a song or an album is the end-all, be-all to what we’re doing.
You can expect my album this year. You can expect multiple projects this year. We’re going to do a lot this year.