Mon 30 Jun 2008
Wow, that’s a big moment for Jay Electronica.
My pal FWMJ sent over this audio of Mos Def performing the second part of “Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (the Pledge)” during his JVC Jazz Festival show with Gil Scott-Heron. The orchestra follows with a bit of the “Eternal Sunshine” movie soundtrack. Wow.
Its a bit echo-y in the legendary music hall, but you can see how hip hop lyrical works will be re-performed and analyzed for centuries to come : )
*oops, I fixed the link…no longer are the rap intelligensia offended by TI’s “louis rag” hhahahaa!*
Go to Okayplayer for more of details and Terrence Jennings’ photos from Mos Def’s show.
I’m curious to hear what Jay’s reaction to that moment was. Perhaps we’ll hear it in song.