Nneka Ft. Jay Electronica “Walking” (J. Period Remix)
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At this point, my unbridled enthusiasm for all things Jay Electronica is self-evident. Indeed, his latest feature on this hypnotic Nneka “Walking” joint (to be included on her and J.Period’s upcoming mixtape The Madness (Onye-Ala) slated to drop tomorrow Tuesday December 15) is no exception. As per usual, Jay Elect manages to lace his brief verse with lyrical heat just “your average John Malkovich / transform myself to the wind like The Alchemist / you know what the outcome is”. In truth, the stand out of the track is J.Period’s dynamic production (try and catch the clever layered sampling) and Nneka’s complimentary vocals. If this is any indication of the quality of The Madness, I’d argue we have reason to be excited. It’s rare enough for mixtapes to have descriptions that don’t make me cringe (if at all). Here it is via 2dopeboyz: “From fury to folly, overwhelming enthusiasm to complete rage – madness is a term used to describe an extreme state or extreme journey, which tends to leave the participant altered, sometimes forever. In an era of political corruption, fast paced technology, and what some may argue as a cultural renaissance, madness is sometimes the term that fits best to describe the state we’re living in today. It is the madness that speaks to our generation, and The Madness (Onye-Ala) that Nneka and J.Period present to the world on December 15, 2009. Utilizing J.Period’s unique documentary-style approach to the mixtape, The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a collection of new and remixed tracks from Nneka, the Nigerian born singer/songwriter who is quickly making her stamp on the US.” A special shout to Christine AM for putting me on in the throws of a grueling week — we find much needed refuge in music during days drowned out by heavy rain and the ebb and flow of everyday life. Stay warm, San Francisco! Lastly, I want to apologize for the infrequent posting. I have plans to put out more material in the immediate future and be on the look out for in-depth interviews with some genius types I have the pleasure of knowing. In the meantime, download and loop this joint (highly recommended for car rides and long commutes on the train — it has an addictive quality to it).