Electronica revealed the news to Vibe.com during the Outlook festival. Turns out, the New Orleans rapper wanted the Kendrick Lamar-assisted song that set off a lyrical tidal wave in the rap world before Lamar even got on it. "It was me and Big Sean, and we had verses on there," he explained. "Then when he told me it wasn't on his album, I was gonna use it for my album.
Sean made the decision to add Compton MC Lamar. "He told me the day before it came out that, 'Kendrick put a verse on it' and that 'we're gonna put it out,'" Jay said. Sean then let it loose as a leak — although he too wanted it for his album, Hall of Fame — citing a sample clearance issue.
Jay's not salty, however. "It's a good thing for hip hop music because hip hop has been laying dormant for a long time."
On his verse, Lamar named Electronica, and a bunch of other rappers, among his competition before announcing himself "King of New York," setting off a bevy of responses.
Unfortunately, that small revealing tidbit was all Electronica was willing to share about his seemingly illusive Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Truth) project. Still no word on when the album will see the light of day, although he's tweeted that it was complete in 2011 and again in 2012.
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