The American rapper announced last February that his long-delayed album, "A Written Testimony," will arrive on March 18.
"Album done... My debut album featuring Hov man this is highway robbery. Recorded over 40 days and 40 nights, starting from Dec 26," he further explained in a series of tweets.
“...my debut album featuring Hov man this is highway robbery”— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A (@JayElectronica) February 7, 2020
Recorded over 40 days and 40 nights, starting from Dec 26— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A (@JayElectronica) February 7, 2020
While the release date for "A Written Testimony" is right around the corner, TIDAL hopped on social media to announce that they will hold three listening sessions for the much-anticipated album.
"It's time. We're giving Jay Electronica fans an exclusive first listen of his album A Written Testimony with 3 intimate events," the Jay-Z-owned streaming service confirmed on Twitter.
It's time. We're giving @JayElectronica fans an exclusive first listen of his album 'A Written Testimony' with 3 intimate events in NY, LA, & New Orleans.— TIDAL (@TIDAL) March 11, 2020
RSVP: https://t.co/gRl7iexHD8 pic.twitter.com/gzcSdcw2wB
The intimate events will simultaneously take place on March 12 in New York City, Los Angeles and Jay Electronica's hometown of New Orleans.
Despite the announcement, details about the "Exhibit C" MC's debut album are still scarce at this point.
"A Written Testimony" will arrive almost 13 years after Jay Electronica's last full-length, "Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), which he self-released on MySpace in July 2007.
Earlier this March, Grammy-winning producer Young Guru shared a photograph of Jay Electronica and Jay-Z in the recording studio, along with the caption "If I don't have a haircut...... you already know!"
The caption alludes to the fact that Jay-Z explained in 2009 that he usually lets his hair grow while working on a new album.
"When I make music, I normally don't cut my hair. I started [working on 'Blueprint 3'] last year and it's getting really bad. It's terrible. But I think for the art, I can live with it," he told New York's Hot 97 at the time.
Speculation that the Roc Nation founder was involved in Jay Electronica's debut album arose in March 2019, when the rapper hinted at a possible joint project during a Q&A on his Instagram Stories.
The rap heavyweights previously collaborated for 2010's "Shiny Suit Theory" and 2014's "We Made It (Freestyle)."