Je’Ri Allah, also known as the MC Jay Electronica, is a New Orleans native that finally hit it big time.
He got into rap when he was just 9 years-old, when he heard rapper “Radio” for the first time. That was the moment he knew he wanted to be a rapper, according to Dream Hampton.
At 18, Electronica decided to follow his dream and move to what he called “Rapland”. However, his bus trip to New York City was cut short when he arrived in Atlanta for a pit stop. He got off the bus and did not get back on, said Dream Hampton.
Electronica moved around a lot in the years to follow between Atlanta, New York, Detroit, and Denver, said StarPulse.com.
In 2005, Electronica met Erykah Badu who used him to launch her label, Control Freaq.
His track received a lot of good feedback on MySpace; so good, in fact, Electronica had to disable his page, said Dream Hampton.
He then produced his track, “Act 1”, a rhyme written over the soundtrack for the film, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
In 2009, Electronica released a track that got him mainstream attention, and put at No. 86 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, said Billboard.
He signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation the following year.
Billboard further explains that “music moguls like Diddy and his baby-mother Erykah Badu [are] calling him the most exciting thing to happen to hip-hop in a long while.”