Jay Electronica has finally released Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn), years after he announced it was complete in 2012.
Surprisingly, the record features almost the same tracklist as the one Electronica released back in 2012, as archived by Pitchfork. The only differences seem to be the split of “Dinner at Tiffany’s (The Shiny Suit Theory)” into two songs, and the absence of Kanye West and Sean Diddy as guest artists.
The 16-track album, however, does feature assists from Jay-Z, The-Dream, R&B singer LaTonya Givens and British artist The Bullitts. Electronica also collaborated with actress Charlotte Gainsbourg on “Dinner at Tiffany’s,” and heavily sampled her father Serge Gainsbourg’s 1968 song “Bonnie and Clyde” on his own track of the same name.
Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn) has reportedly been in the works ever since Electronica’s 2007 release of Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge). The album was later delayed multiple times over the past decade.
The new LP also follows Electronica’s formal debut album, A Written Testimony, which arrived this March. That full-length also included appearances by Jay-Z and The-Dream, plus Travis Scott, James Blake and more.
Stream Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn) here, exclusively on Tidal.