Another Jay Electronica and Kanye West collaboration may be in the works. On Thursday (Jan. 20), the “Exhibit A” emcee shared a screenshot of an old text exchange in which he and Ye discussed their musical reunion.
“We working on music in LA and Miami,” the “Bound 2” emcee told Jay, who responded, “We got more music to make.” Ye then disclosed that “Donda 2 [is] starting now,” prompting Jay to eagerly respond, “Let me get my oven mitts and cooking spoon out.” He later followed up with another message, expressing interest in hopping on a remix to the recently released “My Life Was Never Eazy.”
“You punished that fucking E A Z Y verse. I wanna put a verse on it. Lol,” Jay wrote to which Kanye replied, “Let’s gooooooo.”
The news of a potential Jay and West song comes months after their collaboration on “Jesus Lord,” which appeared on the original Donda album, and days after the first iteration of “My Life Was Never Eazy” was released. The Game-assisted record made headlines before it dropped, sparking reactions from fans and the animal rights organization PETA.
Music lovers specifically reacted to a leaked song clip in which Ye made mention of Pete Davidson, while PETA expressed dissatisfaction with the display of a skinned monkey on the single’s cover art.
“The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes the whole body, in meat markets around the world,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told Billboard. “It makes it clear that when you remove the fur you can’t miss that there’s a person in there, that they are fellow primates, and do not belong to us to abuse for any purpose, not in laboratories, roadside zoos, movies or meat markets.”
Even Eazy-E’s daughter, Ebie Wright, shared her thoughts on the record, which paid homage to her father and one of his songs.
“The fact that they sampled ‘Eazy-Duz-It’… My father literally represents revolutionizing everything, he also represents gangster rap,” she told TMZ. “What Kanye did and what he said on it, I mean, it don’t get no more gangster than that.”
“Kanye especially, he knows how to go viral,” she continued. “He’s also very expressive. I feel like he can’t do no wrong. I think Eazy taught him like Eazy taught me.”
See Jay Electronica’s tweet below.
— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A (@JayElectronica) January 21, 2022