Jay has been active in the industry of rap music since the year 2007. He features upon his unique styles of rap by adopting an impressive style of music production. Jay can be equally comparable with Jay-Z and in no context is unequal to the great personality.

The duo has even come up with various combined melodies in a couple of event as Roc Nation. He never has into releasing any albums but got famous through his outstanding singles that are composed with a tinge of uniqueness. Jay’s net worth has been evaluated around 2 million dollars.

Early life

Jay Electronica whose birth name is Timothy Elpadaro Thedford was born on 19th September 1976 at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. He had endured and tolerated much hardship during his early childhood days.  He grew up in the Southern part of New Orleans and also had a Southern accent initially.  This was a reason he got ridicules in every place he went. As he was born in a city where there was a high rate of crimes.

During his growing age, he saw parts of New Orleans being destructed by the furious Hurricane Katrina.  He decided to move towards North to have a bright career.  He had been interested in creating terrific musical notes from his early childhood days.

There is no such probable information about his academic qualification, and there is no mention of his parentage. Though the USA is known to be a liberal country where racism is not entertained but still when a person belongs to the Southern part of the same country, they are being subjected to frequent insults and are a victim of racism.  He lived almost a childhood where he had to move like a nomad.

He had experienced to live in Detroit, Baltimore, and New York as well.  When he was spending a good time at Detroit, he came in association with a local boy of Detroit named Jonnie Last.  The duo met with the famous producer and organizer Mike ‘Chev’ Chavarria who made the two friends meet the famous personality J Dilla and at the same time made them get associated with Mr. Porter.  Jay finally started his music career by getting associated with J Dilla beats and the Style Wars-era music.


Electronica first came into the limelight when he appeared in the Act 1: Eternal Sunshine that was available on MySpace homepage in the year 2007. The music was recorded for almost 9.13 minutes and that too without any beats of drums.  The composition was solely made out of the soundtrack composed by Jon Brion’s exclusive soundtrack “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” The first segment included the harmonious music movements that create the mood, and it is preceded with the rap version by Jay Electronica. There were some snippets occasionally introduced involved some terrific sample dialogues like a group of children making arguments in Kurdish where Gene Wilder has played the role of Willy Wonka.

The first parts consist of the verbal words by Erykah Badu and Just Blaze who has brilliantly described over the artist’s mood playing the harmonious and melodious piano notes.  The other song is titled “Dimethyltryptamine” got appreciated by his fans with its release in 2008, January. Even the Gillies Peterson Worldwide was given to the eminent rapper.  The site Hiphopdx.com even commented upon his life story that was underneath his stage name “Jay Electronica.  He got established with his first brilliantly composed single “Jay Electronica: A Spotless Mind: An MC’s Mystery Revealed.”

The LA weekly expressed their view about the rapper as an ambitious rapper who is slight of a pretentious nature.  People talked much about his rhyming skills and compared his composition with that of Pharoahe Monch and Nas. The URB also brought about reports about the digitalized version of EP’s alongside both the parties namely the producer of 9th Wonder and Guilty Simpson. The recent production by Jay was in November, back in 2008 titled Just Blaze that was a track produced as “Exhibit A(Transformation).” He also partnered with the rapper Decon to produce yet another hit number that would be probably his single debut project. The production had chosen to shoot some sites from the landscapes of Nepal and the richest city Dubai.  The very first clipping has been titled “Dear Moleskine,” and it has been uploaded in YouTube as well. The track got it production by the house of Just Blaze and the clippings were got directed by Jason Goldwatch.

In the year 2009, Decon and the released group of Jay’s “The Dogon Society” finally came up with yet another release “Exhibit A” that was a digitalized version. “Exhibit C” got released through iTunes and was got listed among the top 10 releases within the Hip Hop segment. Just the next week, his rap number was chosen by the Hot 97’s DJ Enuff under the category of Heavy hitter Pick of the entire week. He brilliancy continued through his next release of “A Million In The Morning.”

He then came up with his debut via the networking site Twitter “The Ghost of Christopher Wallace.”  The production featured P Diddy and was produced by Beatsmith Quincey Tone from London. His debut album studio titled “Act II: Patents of Nobility” was successfully recorded in the year 2011, but still not released. He is a mesmerizing rapper and music composer who has got immense appreciation from people all around the globe.

Personal life

Jay’s former girlfriend’s name is Erykah Badu, and the couple has a beautiful daughter named Mars Merkaba Thedford”. Though they got separated for some personal issue, Jay accepted all the responsibilities of a father.

In 2012 Jay was engaged to Kate Rothschild.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Timothy Elpadaro Thedford

Date of Birth: 19th September 1976

Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 42 Year Old

Profession: Rapper, Music Producer

Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches / 176 cm

Weight: NA

Net worth: $2 Million