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First, there was the sighting at the Jay Z/Kanye West show at SXSW. Then an appearance backstage during Nas’ set at the Mass Appeal showcase. And now this.

Everytime I want to let go of any thoughts of Act II coming, Jay Electronica finds a way to pull me back in. Rap’s favorite hermit crab (or unicorn depending on where you want to run your analogies to) drops a random track in the middle of the night, “Better In Tune With The Infinite” featuring LaTonya Givens and the results are quite stellar. Vocal samples, sparse piano keys and that baritone voice dropping ancient mathematics with a bit of soul tacked on for good measure.