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Comment, by ear2ear, on an article about jay electronica was actually better than the article

" Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"."

This is taken from the movie “The Prestige.”

Jay Electronica is formulating his career based on this quote. That’s not just a theory, he’s actually stated that on his twitter and even in his album title names. Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn), and Act III: The Last Will and Testament of Timothy Thedford (The Prestige).

Focus on the quote and the part that applies to Act II (The Turn). You’ll see that he really wanted his music to sit with people while he disappeared then when he felt the audience was ready for the extraordinary. I remember an interview with Jay-Z a year or two ago at the Made in America Concert where he stated that the album was complete but that the release of it would be unusual. This is a man who didn’t come into the public eye until well into his late 30s. I happen to think he’s just very patient and sure of himself and how he wants to present his music.

So as a fan, I want Jay Electronica to release his music in his own way. It’s his message. He’s put a lot of thought into it. I trust him to do an amazing job, because he’s done nothing less than that so far.