Jay Electronica – A Rapper, Record Producer, and Songwriter, Gained Attention after Releasing “Act I: Eternal Sunshine”, Who Started His Professional Career as a Rapper in 2007

Who is Jay Electronica?

Jay Electronica is among the well-known celebrity who has made his name in the entertainment industry. Showing an amazing talent as a rapper, record producer, and songwriter, he has gained popularity. Moreover, he is also enlisted among the famous rappers. The preening rapper gained attention after he released “Act I: Eternal Sunshine“. Also, he became a public figure being a member of Jay-Z’s Rox Nation record label in 2010.

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Jay Electronica was born on September 19, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He was born as the name Timothy Elpadaro Thedford, who later became famous from his stage name Jay Electronica. He has the star sign of Virgo. Furthermore, Jay holds an American nationality. With a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.76 m, 176 cm), and weigh about 85 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy.

Early Life

Jay raised up in the city of music and festivals, New Orleans. From an early age only, he showed interest in music being touched by the LL Cool J. Since ten years old, he started rapping.

For education, he attended St. Augustine High School, located in New Orleans which was an all-boys school. During his high school, he learned and played various musical instruments. Later, at the age of nineteen years, he left his hometown and moved to New York for pursuing his career.


Jay started his professional career as a rapper after he released his first mixtape “Act I: Eternal Sunshine”, on MySpace, on July 2, 2007. This became extensively popular from where he started getting attention worldwide. Likewise, then his songs sequentially gained success. His songs included Dimethyltryptamine, Victory is in My Clutches, among many others.

As his songs gained accomplishment, this drove him attending in 2008 in the Rock the Bells Tour, an annual hip-hop festival. Eventually, Jay collaborated with an American hip-hop record producer Just Blaze for the Guitar Center’s GAIN project. They released Fresh Cuts Vol. 3 which had a song “Exhibit A (Transformations)”.

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Certainly, on April 4, 2010, he released “A Million in the Morning”, which became a huge success for him. On November 12, 2010, Jay signed a contract with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Likewise, then for some years, he released numerous solo and collaborations with many high profile celebrities. Subsequently, on December 22, 2009, he released his biggest hit “Exhibit C”. Moreover, he became enlisted in the top 10 of the iTunes chart and came in the 86th position in the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

The actor came into attention in 2020, when he posted a status in Twitter disclosing his completion of the album, on February 7. The album named “A Written Testimony” released on March 13, 2020, which had a record time period of 40 days. This is his first studio album.

Personal Life of Jay Electronica

People are always eager to know about the personal information about celebrities. Moreover, when it comes to an outstanding rapper, they always show an interest in what is happening in their life. So, here is the information if he is married, or dating anyone, divorced, or enjoying the single life.

About the personal life of Jay, he is in a romantic relationship with Erykah Badu. Being together for five years, the couple also has a daughter together and named her Mars Makeba.

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Besides, Jay is not very open about his personal information. He likes to keep his personal information in a low profile. Moreover, no information about his parents is known. Also, there are no hints about his siblings. Likewise, information about the date of her daughter’s birth is still under review.

Net Worth

Jay Electronica is a brilliant rapper, has been able to gain massive popularity from his professional career as well as his personality. Likewise, along with gaining name and fame, he has been able to earn a decent amount of money. His net worth is about $10 million as of 2020.

Furthermore, most of the earning came from his huge hit song “Exhibit C“, which also made him be in the top 10 of the iTunes chart. Likewise, his cooperation with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint made his accumulate more.

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