The mystery of potential. You wonder what the hell is their problem. Sometimes you see them fight their problems outside but sometimes there are problems that are internal. Jay Electronica is one of my favorite rappers. I also can’t stand him. He’s made in my opinion, the best rap song in the past 5 years and then…..he just disappears and sparsely drops songs out of nowhere which makes me yearn for more. For a long time, I wondered why the hell does he not put out more music? It never hit me until I listened to “Better In Tune With The Infinite” and he starts his verse out with “It’s frustrating when you just can’t express yourself and it’s hard to trust enough to undress yourself. To stand exposed & naked, in a world full of hatred. Where the sick thoughts of mankind control all the sacred.” It just clicked. It clicked because that’s me. You want to express yourself but you’re not trusting enough in YOURSELF to undress (express) yourself. You’re not trusting enough in yourself because you’re afraid of the world & how they’ll judge it. You make yourself vulnerable & the world will eat you alive. The problem is less about the world eating you alive & more with you being strong enough while they do what they do. Not losing sight of your vision.
It sounds more like a problem of self with Jay Electronica than a problem with people. I don’t know what it is. All I know is, I hope he comes out & finally puts out what could potentially be one of the best albums I’ve ever heard.