Where did this version come from and why are we getting it now?
If you haven’t noticed by now, Jay Electronica does his art at his own pace, with his own set of rules, and his train is always right on schedule. With a DYI approach, Jay Elect has released mixtapes and singles, created artwork and sometimes videos for them, all himself to establish and hold one of the most remarkable buzzes in Hip-Hop’s history. So much in fact that there was a bidding war to sign him and he still till this day has never released an “official” project.
So it’s no surprise then that, after taking a week long trip to Kathmandu Nepal in the fall of 2009, these Decon produced and Jason Goldwatch shot videos (part of a suite of them) were never approved by Jay, who had already made a video for “Dimethyltryptamine” (a great one, see that below), a song that he says is based on a dream he had.
Well, long story short, this is Goldwatch’s vision for what a video for this song might look like, shot on location, and I’ve been sitting on it for over a year and half. People have really enjoyed it when I’ve shared this, now you can too. Posting this in recognition of May Day tomorrow, for all the people who worked hard to create these videos, part of larger project that spans the continents.
And below is the original edit created by Jay Electronica back in 2007…