Timothy Elpadaro Thedford better known by his stage name, Jay Electronica is a rapper and producer from America. He’s well known for living a nomadic life and has been denied a performance on the stage many times due to his Southern accent and slang. Though Jay is yet to release a full length album, his music has been grossing and hitting the charts from the start of his career. To know more about the net worth of Jay Electronica in 2018 keep reading this article.
Jay Electronica’s Early Life
Jay Electronica belongs to New Orleans, the city of music and festivals where Bourbon flows throughout the day. He was born in Magnolia Projects in the year 1976 and left his birth place aged 19 in the quest of building a career in music, something he had always dreamt of. Jay’s uncle, who had a knack for rhyming, was the one who inspired him to pursue rap. He loved to live the life of a Khanabadosh and has been a refugee in various cities across the country. After struggling for years, his career finally lit up in Detroit where he met Johnnie Last, a meeting that paved an entry way for Jay into the music industry and after which he began connecting with industry bigwigs, like J. Dilla.
Though he never married, Jay Electronica has a daughter with his former girlfriend, Erykah Badu whom they named Mars Merkaba Thedford. He was also seeing the wife of Ben Goldsmith’s music manager as of 2012.
Jay Electronica’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Inspired by his newfound association with music legends, J. Dilla and Mr. Porter, Jay Electronica set out to develop his own brand of Style Wars era music with J. Dilla influenced beats. He garnered a lukewarm success in 2007 with the release of his debut mixtape, “Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)”, on MySpace. However, his music was of such a nature that it required gradual warming up on the audience’s part who obviously took time to decode Jay’s undecipherable personality. It was the digital platform that helped popularize Jay’s brand of music to some extent. Soon, the industry began taking an interest in the enigma that is Jay and the “Gilles Peterson’s 90-minute Worldwide” dedicated an entire podcast to the singer.
Jay Electronica has launched two singles, as of 2018, titled “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C” and we hope he releases an album soon. Although, that may well take some time because the rapper is pretty dormant with his releases, his last big release being “A Million in the Morning”, which came out on 4 April, 2010. He debuted his “The Ghost of Christopher Wallace” on April 30, 2010 via Twitter.
In the same year, Jay Electronica joined the Roc Nation imprint and the news was shared with the world by Jay-Z himself. It was in July 2016 that Jay announced of his new song, “The Turn” via his Twitter handle much to the excitement of his fans.
Awards and Achievements
Jay Electronica has recorded many great songs including “Exhibit C” that made it to the top 10 of the iTunes chart. With many more years to go, Jay is yet to tap on his entire potential, which we hope will mark a meteoric rise to stardom for this Southern rapper.
Net Worth of Jay Electronica’s
Jay Electronica has a net worth of $3 million, most of which was mostly garnered by his “Exhibit C”, the song that made it to the top ten of iTunes chart. Later, his association with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint added to his worth significantly.
Jay Electronica has a career that marks a true rags to riches story. He was an ordinary guy from New Orleans who is spending his life all devoted to music now. Bringing in his own eccentricity to the world of rap, Jay will forever be remembered as a major contributor to the genre.