Joe Budden Believes Jay Z Bodied Jay Electronica On "A Written Testimony"
The third best hip-hop artist of all-time, Joe Budden revealed that he believes Jay Z outperformed Jay Electronica on his highly-anticipated debut album, A Written Testimony (2020). The retired rapper and his Joe Budden Podcast associates took the time to indiscriminately analyze the New Orleans rapper’s project in its totality. While many participants in the culture believe that Hov’s contributions to the LP were necessary, well-crafted, and executed to perfection, others believe that Jay Z might have taken the spotlight from Jay Electronica on his own body of work. It just so happens that the coveted hip-hop media personality believes the latter and had some additional views about Jay Electronica’s performance on the album overall. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
On Saturday’s (March 14) episode of the JBP, the ex-emcee didn’t hold back his tongue regarding Electronica’s debut musical offering claiming that the “Better in Tune” rapper was outshined by his Roc Nation counterpart. Budden expressed his disappointment with the project that took nearly a decade to find its way to hip-hop fans. At approximately the 32:15-mark of the episode, Joe Budden gets candid about his thoughts of the project stating:
“It is a mistake. As a rapper, I’m telling you, he (Jay Electronica) got smacked around (by Jay-Z).” Joe continued, “Granted, this is hate, but it’s rapper hate. Because, when y’all move the goalpost, as a rapper, I see it. For the last decade, y’all have mentioned Jay Elec with Hov. And Jay Elec positions himself that way on arguably one of the greatest tracks ever on ‘Exhibit C.’ That is God level rhyming.”
The 39-year-old media personality then went on to clarify his statement of ‘hating’ A Written Testimony around the 41:00-mark, declaring:
“I hate this…