“The Ghost of Chris Wallace”
Courtesty of SOHH & MTV here’s the official backstory behind Jay Electronica’s newest jawn “The Ghost of Chris Wallace” Download it below.
“I got the beat from somebody on Twitter,” he told SOHH. “I was accepting beats over ichat and that was one of the tracks I got from a producer. Quincy Tones was his name and I called up Puff just to get some feedback on it. He was like “Yo, it’s crazy, let’s go.” So we went to the studio and did it. I was really just trying to invoke the energy of Big on it so that’s why we call it the ‘Ghost of Christopher Wallace.’ I don’t know [if it’ll end up on a project]. It was just a song. I was inspired to do it when I heard the music and we just put it out. I aint really to into… I like giving. I like giving stuff away.” (SOHH)
So… What does this song really represent?
But Jay Elect said the song was meant to inspire a mood more than serve as a tribute to the slain rap superstar. “I like a lot of the music that’s out [now], but I don’t get excited like I used to get about rap music,” he told Shade 45 morning host Angela Yee. “More often than not when I click on new music and it feels good and I like it, it can be good, it can be great, but I don’t necessarily get that feeling I used to get. I just think when Big was around, that time period when people used to rhyme, it was more than just the rhyme and the skill, it was the spirit of the person that you could tap in to. I really wanted to invoke that energy.” (MTV)
Arrite. I like Jay and I love this track, besides Diddy rambling on and on as he always does. I really can’t recall a time I was ever a fan of Diddy trying to be a hypeman. Last time he had a steady banger was on the Welcome to Atlanta (Remix).
Download: Jay Electronica ft. Diddy – The Ghost of Chris Wallace