Tributes for the late Phife Dawg have been rightfully pouring in since he tragically passed away last month. You can also now add Jay Electronica to the long list, as the enigmatic rapper paid tribute to the legend at his concert in Minneapolis last night. Jay did so with help from local rapper Metasota as they both told the crowd, "Rest in Peace, Phife." From there, Jay got the audience involved singing A Tribe Called Quest's iconic lyric, "Can I kick it?" with them responding "Yes, you can!." Then, Jay launched into a stream of heavy-hitting bars while an insane crowd cheered on. Soon, Metasota joined in rapping to Jay, “That’s word to Jay Electronica/You is like a unicorn/I didn’t even know if you’d perform.”
The performance was a huge one for Jay, who recently canceled his scheduled appearance at SXSW at the last minute. Many are still eagerly waiting for his album, but at least he's currently on the road and rapping for a few select tour dates this month. Now, if he could only give us some much overdue new music. For now, check Jay and Metasota rapping in the Twin Cities last night above.
there's only a few moments in life.— Fromani Jones (@Metasota) April 11, 2016
I saw the unicorn @JayElectronica perform.
got brought onstage.
got to spit bars with said unicorn.
just woke up from a dream that I rapped with @JayElectronica onstage last night & went the fuck in & represented the homeland...— Fromani Jones (@Metasota) April 11, 2016