Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Jay EF X Wordsworth - Remember feat. Masta Ace / Sinister

Weekly Rap Gods has premiered “Sinister” a new track pairing all-star lyricist
Wordsworth with decorated turntablist Jay-Ef. Ominously produced by J Depina the
lyrics and scratches reflect a litany of real-world issues that affect t us today. Speaking
on the track Words revealed “Sinister touches on what’s going on in the world today.
The decisions people are making are based on any means necessary without caring
how it affects others or themselves. “
Listen to “Sinister” official premiere here:
With this track premiere is the announcement of a seven-song project between Words
and Jay to be titled Undivided Attention. Dropping on 10/19 the project features
production from J Depina, Kellz On The Beat and Donel Smokes as well as
appearances from Masta Ace and Pearl Gates. Jay and Words have history dating
back to the turning of the millennium when Jay-Ef released the debut EP from the duo

of Punchline And Wordsworth on his Mona Records label. Jay also served as tour
DJ for said duo while touring through seventeen different countries.
Jay-Ef history in the game goes back to the 1980’s in Newburgh, NY where he would
open shows up for touring artists including Run DMC and other legendary figures.
Through his label Mona Records, he brought over Planet Asia to NY for the first time
and set him up a studio session with Talib Kweli for the underground single “Don’t Let
Up.” In the following years, he fell back from the recording game but has kept busy as a
member of Rob Swift’s Brolic Army of turntablists for live routines. He has also flexed
his hosting muscles as co-host of the award-winning Leschea Show.
It was Leschea’s notable spouse Masta Ace who suggested Jay-Ef work off some
energy during the pandemic by recording and connected him with J Depina (who
produced the entire EP).
Wordsworth of course is a touchstone of the underground hip-hop movement, his work
in the 90’s securing him a permanent spot in lyricist top ten’s. His freestyle abilities and
charisma was the inspiration for the Lyricist Lounge TV Show on MTV (which he
starred in), he also was tapped by both A Tribe Called Quest and Blackstar (the duo
of Mos Def & Talib Kweli) for appearance on their prime 90’s release. After touring the
world Wordsworth surprised many by deciding to make teaching his priority, eventually
earning a Masters of Music Business from University of Miami and now shares hip-
hop game to his students in Florida (though still making time to record and make
appearances as a member of eMC with Masta Ace and Stricklin as well as an
animated appearance on Netflix’s Peabody And Sherman). Recently he released a
book entitled What Words Are Worth Volume 1: New Beginning which was ranked
on Amazon’s Top 10 new releases in poetry.



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