Jay Electronica Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics


Jay Electronica Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth September 19, 1976
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Jay Electronica is an American rapper, record producer, and songwriter who is considered one of the greatest lyricists of his time. His discography consists of albums, mixtapes, extended plays, and tracks such as A Written TestimonyAct II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn)Exhibit A (Transformations), Shiny Suit Theory (ft. The-Dream and Jay-Z), Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)Style WarsThe Awakening, and Exhibit C. His debut album titled A Written Testimony was released in 2020 and it was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Rap Album” category in 2021.

Born Name

Timothy Elpadaro Thedford

Other Names

Jay Electronica, Je’Ri, Elpadaro F. Electronica Allah

Jay Electronica as seen while performing
Jay Electronica as seen while performing (The Come Up Show / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Jay Electronica studied at St. Augustine High School, a private, Catholic, all-boys high school run by the Josephites in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Occupation

Rapper, Record Producer, Songwriter

Genre

Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

The Dogon Society, Roc Nation

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $8 Million.

Build

Average

Jay Electronica in 2014 at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Jay Electronica in 2014 at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (DPhillipsRN / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jay Electronica has dated –

  1. Erykah Badu (2004-2009) – He started going out with singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Erykah Badu in the year 2004 and they have a daughter named Mars Merkaba Thedford (b. February 1, 2009). The couple separated in 2009.
  2. Kate Emma Rothschild – He once had an affair with Kate Emma Rothschild, the wife of English financier and environmentalist Benjamin Goldsmith. This resulted in the breakdown of Goldsmith’s marriage.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Jay Electronica is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Religion

He is a member of the Nation of Islam.

He accepted the teachings of Elijah Muhammad via the Five-Percent Nation in Atlanta before becoming a registered member of the Nation of Islam at its headquarters in Chicago.

Jay Electronica in 2010
Jay Electronica in 2010 (Abdul Aziz / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Jay Electronica Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans.
  2. In the late 1990s, Jay Electronica left New Orleans as a young adult and intended to shift to New York City. However, he took a stop in Atlanta where he was struck by “all the now hiring signs because of the Olympics.”
  3. On March 13, 2020, he released his debut studio album A Written Testimony through Roc Nation. The album received critical acclaim and writing for Entertainment Weekly, Marcus J. Moore called it “an accomplished album with decent rewind factor, but it feels somewhat hampered by the seismic impact of the rapper’s work a decade ago.” However, certain controversial lyrics have been characterized as anti-Semitic.
  4. A Written Testimony peaked at number #8 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #12 on the US Billboard 200. Moreover, the album was included in several lists including Billboard‘s “Top 50 Best Albums of 2020”, Complex‘s “Best Albums of 2020”, and PopMatters‘ “The 60 Best Albums of 2020”.
  5. Jay Electronica’s 2nd studio album Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn) was released on October 5, 2020, and it features guest appearances from Jay-Z, The-Dream, Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Bullitts, and LaTonya Givens. It includes songs like Patents of Nobility, Better in Tune With the Infinite (ft. LaTonya Givens), Memories & Merlot, The Shiny Suit Theory (ft. Jay-Z and The-Dream), Bonnie and ClydeWelcome to Knightsbridge, Dinner at Tiffany’s (ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg), and A Letter to Falon.

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