Jay Electronica - Updated Feb 2024

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Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica is a famous American rapper and record producer. Jay Electronica rose to fame for his mixtape “Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)” (2007).

Early Life

Jay Electronica was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States, on 19 September 1976. Currently, he is 47 years old and has a zodiac sign of Virgo. His birth name is Timothy Elpadaro Thedfordand holds US nationality. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity and practices the Christian religion.

There isn’t much information on Electronica’s father and mother because he has kept his family information private.¬†Furthermore, she has not made her sibling’s information public.

Caption: Jay Electronica with his mother (Source: Rolling Out)

Jay Electronica – Education

This American rapper attended the all-boys parochial high school St. Augustine High School. Later, he accepted Elijah Muhammad’s teachings through the Five-Percent Nation.

Professional Career

At the age of 10 years old, Jay Electronica started rapping. Meanwhile, he released his debut mixtape “Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)” via MySpace. The mixtape has been downloaded over 50k times. This success helped him to boost his professional career and the catalogue led to Electronica joining the Rock the Bells Tour in 2008.

Later that year, Just Blaze and Jay Electronica hand-picked tracks for Guitar Center’s GAIN project, Fresh Cuts Vol. 3, which includes a song titled “Exhibit A (Transformations).”

Just Blaze later (October 27, 2009) debuted Exhibit C on Tony Touch’s Sirius Radio program, and it immediately gained popularity, making its way to terrestrial radio stations such as New York’s Hot 97 and spawning artist remixes from MCs AZ, N.O.R.E, Saigon, and Joell Ortiz (to name a few).

Caption: Jay Electronica performing in front of a huge crowd (Source: The Nation)

After a bidding war, he finally signed with Roc Nation on November 12, 2010. He recorded several duets and solo tracks throughout the next decade. On February 7th, 2020, he announced the completion of his album, A Written Testimony, which was recorded over the course of 40 days, via Twitter. It was made available on March 13, 2020.

On October 5, 2020, he revealed via Twitter that his previously unreleased album, Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn), was now accessible for streaming on Tidal, two days after the album was leaked online. Likewise, he was featured on Kanye West’s album Donda’s song “Jesus Lord” in August 2021.


Meanwhile, he has released a successful mixtape, duets, and singles over the years. However, he has not yet won any kinds of awards or recognitions as of writing this content. But, in 2021, he was nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album for his work in “A Written Testimony.”

Jay Electronica – Net Worth 2023

This American rapper has earned a handsome amount of money through his professional work. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $8 million while he has not disclosed his exact salary, earnings, and assets details till now. He has been living a lavishing lifestyle which is made possible through his record sales, records contracts, and concerts.

Relationship Status

Currently, this American rapper is possibly single and unmarried. But, he was in a relationship with Erykah Badu, in the past. Erykah is a popular singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress from the United States. The pair began dating in January 2004.

Caption: Jay Electronica with his ex-girlfriend, Erykah Badu and their daughter (Source: Facebook)

With the relationship, the couple has a daughter named Mars Merkaba Thedford. Unfortunately, the couple separated in April 2009 for unknown reasons. Moreover, Jay had an affair with Kate Emm Rothschild, Benjamin Goldsmith’s wife. It caused Goldsmith’s marriage to fall apart.

Right now, the American rapper has maintained a clean image and managed to avoid controversy and scandals.

Body Measurements

Caption: Jay Electronica posing for a photo (Source: The Fader)

This American singer is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 85 kg. In addition, he has a pair of dark brown eyes with black hair colour and he has never mentioned other physical details in the public yet.

Jay Electronica – Social Media

Electronica is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. On his Instagram page ‘@jayelectronica’ there are over 274k followers.

Likewise, there are over 372.2k followers on his Twitter page ‘@JayElectronica’ and over 211k followers on his Facebook page. He has a self-titled YouTube channel, where he usually uploads his new and latest music videos and songs. As of writing this content, there are over 72.5k subscribers and five total videos have been uploaded to the channel.