The chance to catch Jay Electronica live is a rare one, and so his scheduled set at this weekend's Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest was already noteworthy - but last night he went out of his way to create a special moment by also bringing out Mac Miller (who tweeted that he forgot his lyrics, but had fun freestyling), J. Cole and Talib Kweli throughout his slot. The New Orleans rapper then yelled at his audience to put their diamonds in the air before bringing pal Jay Z to the stage, who's currently in town as part of the On The Run Tour with Bey. Jay Z told the crowd it felt good to be "home" before joining Jay E for “Shiny Suit Theory,” “Young, Gifted and Black,” "Public Service Announcement" and their "We Made It" freestyle. We've rounded up a collection of Instagrams and videos to give a snapshot of the one-off event: the two Jays cuddle, Mac shuffles onstage with a cheeky grin to his tongue-twisting Electronica collab "Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes," and J. Cole is just beginning.
July 13, 2014