Jay Electronica - Shiny Suit Theory Lyrics




[Hook: Jay Electronica]
I'm sailing on a cloud they trailing below
My shrink told me it's a feeling they don't ever know
I pack up all my sins and I wear them to the show
And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
I'm sailing on a cloud they trailing below
My shrink told me it's a feeling they don't ever know
I pack up all my sins in every L that I blow
And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

[Verse 1: Jay Electronica]
In the land before time
A land before altar boys, synagogues and shrines
Man was in his prime
Look how far I go in time just to start a rhyme
The method is sublime you get blessed with every line
I'm in touch with every shrine from Japan to Oaxaca
The melanated carbon-dated phantom of the chakras
Me and Puff, we was chilling in Miami
He said: "Nigga fuck the underground you need to win a Grammy
For your mama and your family
They need to see you shined up
You built a mighty high ladder, let me see you climb up
Nigga what you scared of?
Terrorize these artificial rap niggas and spread love
Pollenate they ear buds
Like you supposed to, spit it for the culture
Pay no attention to the critics and the vultures
They rather have a shot of Belvy just to spite you
They casting judgments cause they feel they got the right to
Fuck them! I let the dice roll like the father did
I gotta shine it's in my blood I'm a Harlem kid
I treat my babies right, treat my ladies ladylike
Hit them with a remix to make sure that they play me twice
I thought you said it's the return of the black kings
Luxurious homes, fur coats and fat chains"

[Hook]

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
In this manila envelope the results of my insanity
Quack said I crossed the line between real life and fantasy
Can it be the same one on covers with Warren Buffett
Was ducking the undercovers, was warring with motherfuckers?
Went from warring to Warren, undercovers to covers
If you believe in that sort of luck your screws need adjusting
In the world of no justice and black ladies on the back of buses
I'm the immaculate conception of rappers-slash-hustlers
My God it's so hard to conceive
But it all falls perfect I'm like autumn is to trees
The doc interrupted, he scribbled a prescription for some Prozac
He said: "take that for your mustard, boy
You must be off your rocker
If you think you'll make it off the strip before they 'Pac ya
Nigga you gotta be psychotic
Or mixing something potent with your vodka
It takes a lot to shock us
But you being so prosperous is preposterous
How could this nappy headed boy from out the projects
Be the apple of America's obsession?
You totally disconnected with reality
Don't believe in dreams
Since when did black men become kings"

[Bridge: The Dream]
You have no idea, yeah
The means to what I say
And you have no idea
Of how I got this way
Now, fear my dreams
And by the time you wake
I'll look down from the clouds
See, I'm on my way

[Hook]





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Jay Electronica Shiny Suit Theory Comments
  1. Reny Emily

    One two, one two, yeah, uh huh, yeah!
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins and I wear 'em to the show
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins in every L that I blow
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
    In the land before time
    A land before altar boys, synagogues and shrines
    Man was in his prime
    Look how far I go in time just to start a rhyme
    The method is sublime, you get blessed with every line
    I'm in touch with every shrine from Japan to Oaxaca
    The melanated carbon-dated phantom of the chakras
    Me and Puff, we was chilling in Miami
    He said, "Nigga fuck the underground, you need to win a Grammy
    For your mama and your family, they need to see you shined up
    You built a mighty high ladder, let me see you climb up
    Nigga what you scared of?
    Terrorize these artificial rap niggas and spread love
    Pollinate they ear buds
    Like you supposed to, spit it for the culture
    Pay no attention to the critics and the vultures
    They rather have a shot of Belvy just to spite you
    They casting judgments 'cause they feel they got the right to
    Fuck 'em, I let the dice roll like The Father did
    I gotta shine, it's in my blood, I'm a Harlem kid
    I treat my babies right, treat my ladies ladylike
    Hit them with a remix to make sure that they play me twice
    I thought you said it's the return of the black kings
    Luxurious homes, fur coats and fat chains
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins and I wear 'em to the show
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins in every L that I blow
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
    In this manila envelope, the results of my insanity
    Quack said I crossed the line 'tween real life and fantasy
    Can it be the same one on covers with Warren Buffett?
    Was ducking the undercovers, was warring with muh'fuckers
    Went from warring to Warren, undercovers to covers
    If you believe in that sort of luck your screws need adjusting
    In the world of no justice and black ladies on the back of buses
    I'm the immaculate conception of rappers-slash-hustlers
    My God, it's so hard to conceive
    But it all falls perfect, I'm like autumn is to trees
    Aw, the doc interrupted, he scribbled a prescription for some Prozac
    He said, "Take that for your mustard
    Boy, you must be off your rocker
    If you think you'll make it off the strip before they 'Pac ya
    Nigga, you gotta be psychotic or
    Mixing something potent with your vodka
    It takes a lot to shock us, but you being so prosperous is preposterous
    How could this nappy headed boy from out the projects
    Be the apple of America's obsession?
    You totally disconnected with reality, don't believe in dreams
    Since when did black men become kings?"
    You have no idea, yeah
    The meaning to what I say
    And you have no idea
    Of how I got this way
    Now hear my dreams
    And by the time you wake
    I'll look down from the clouds
    See I'm on my way
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins and I wear 'em to the show
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins in every L that I blow
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

  2. Craig Davis

    The Ambassadors -- Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl On The Mind.

  3. nebsdoe

    1of my fav songs bru .mixin coulda been better but still dummyfye

  4. El Crespo Visionz

    Dope ❤️

  5. Henry

    Why isn’t this on itunes

  6. Harrison Wells93rd

    202 people don’t believe in the return of the black kings luxurious homes and fat chains

  7. Harrison Wells93rd

    In this manila envelope, the results of my insanity
    Quack said I crossed the line 'tween real life and fantasy
    Can it be the same one on covers with Warren Buffett?
    Was ducking the undercovers, was warring with muh'fuckers
    Went from warring to Warren, undercovers to covers
    If you believe in that sort of luck your screws need adjusting

    I just go off for some reason when Hov start

  8. LonnieBruno

    either nas or camron uploaded this video because of the description and thumbnail

  9. Riley Hamilton

    in this manilla envelope, the results of my insanity (YAY!!!!)

  10. malikbukaii nyc

    Here from the JBP (joe budden podcast). Forgot about this one...

  11. Be Free

    This stays slept on though

  12. Gregory Zheng

    This dude fr riding a camel tho

  13. oh BEARS

    someone tell me the beginning vocal sample? all i can think is Beatles..

    oh BEARS

    ok, beatles at the southern cross hotel..

  14. Big Dog

    Jay electronica went over you fools heads, just like always

  15. Kelly Morgen

    Went from Warring to Warren

  16. Dark Grand Priest

    Hs kid who understood all this crap yet ppl act like this never happened: news flash g’s we I’m here. Ship it!

  17. Jasmine. יסמן פארוא Peace

    This song brings tears to my eyes.

  18. Ryan Gennaro

    Classic. Not on Spotify tho

  19. R Davis

    Dam thats power u see how hov built u up and then snatched that same power right back thats how u keep a nigga in the same mindset like a lab rat just to make em keep coming back foe more but only giving u enough to make it thru the night

  20. Chapel Davis

    I'm here for jay 😂😂

  21. Ssss Dddd

    404 is found!

  22. Airospace

    This is beautiful

  23. T O

    I shine from here to Oaxaca

  24. J Cella

    Magnolia Finest Uptown Finest 👑 Jay Electric. Salute Hov Marcy Poster Boy

  25. Antoine Thomas

    Still waiting for the album

  26. Benjamin Ejegwa

    "Look how far I go in time just to start a rhyme." That's a deep line.

  27. Cedric William

    J elect made jay z get in his FUCKING BAG

    Victor B

    Every time. Wish they had more together.

  28. Ian Reed

    pete rock sample crazy hard

  29. Winner 2016

    a masterpiece

  30. Hideotic

    Look how far I go in time just to start a rhyme

  31. fdvdsfk

    “I went from warring to Warren, undercovers to covers.” Mastery of word play on full display.

  32. JESSE H HARRIS

    Straight fire real rap

  33. JOHN GREEN

    No Drums....such an inelegant record

  34. Robbin Hatchett

    Common
    Jay-Z
    Kanye West
    Big Sean (Seriously)
    Nicki Minaj (Seriously)
    And Nas is my sixth.

  35. Power Miller

    Crack 🔥🔥🔥

  36. indigows2000

    Jay e and big krit would be dope

  37. Adam Jefferson

    Jigga man dam!

  38. kasuno

    There’s levels to this.

  39. McGregor's Snot

    Jayz is brutally underrated as a lyricist and an MC.

    Clockwork

    No he's not.. his popularity and star power sometimes outshines it..

  40. imahelpfulperson

    Jay Z was snapping as if Tupac was gone have a verse on this song after him! 🔥🔥🔥

    Mookaron

    LMFAO 😂

  41. Marcel Allen

    BOTH OF THEM ARE HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN THEIR VERSES I'VE HEARD THIS SONG 100000000000 TIMES AND STILL CAN'T GET OVER IT. AMAZING

    Fathi Moallin

    Marcel Allen Grammy family freestyle -HOV

  42. javari yearwood

    _Jay Electronica & _*_Camel_*_ - Shiny Suit Theory_

    You ain't shit! 😂

  43. Humble King

    This so cold still. Need another 1

  44. Jarek Kopicki

    Mikey help me please

  45. Lil Majora

    Arguably Jay-Z's greatest verse..

    Clockwork

    One of them

    Mookaron

    What's free verse 🔥

  46. Kiefer Trenholm-Jensen

    Why did Jay never release an album?

  47. Rojer Vasquez

    [Intro: Jay Electronica]
    One two, one two, yeah, uh huh, yeah!

    [Chorus: Jay Electronica]
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins and I wear 'em to the show
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins in every L that I blow
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

    [Verse 1: Jay Electronica]
    In the land before time
    A land before altar boys, synagogues and shrines, man was in his prime
    Look how far I go in time just to start a rhyme
    The method is sublime, you get blessed with every line
    I'm in touch with every shrine from Japan to Oaxaca
    The melanated carbon-dated phantom of the chakras
    Me and Puff, we was chilling in Miami
    He said, "Nigga fuck the underground, you need to win a Grammy
    For your mama and your family, they need to see you shined up
    You built a mighty high ladder, let me see you climb up
    Nigga what you scared of?
    Terrorize these artificial rap niggas and spread love, pollinate they ear buds
    Like you supposed to, spit it for the culture
    Pay no attention to the critics and the vultures
    They rather have a shot of Belvy just to spite you
    They casting judgments 'cause they feel they got the right to
    Fuck 'em, I let the dice roll like The Father did
    I gotta shine, it's in my blood, I'm a Harlem kid
    I treat my babies right, treat my ladies ladylike
    Hit them with a remix to make sure that they play me twice
    I thought you said it's the return of the black kings
    Luxurious homes, fur coats and fat chains"


    [Chorus: Jay Electronica]
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins and I wear 'em to the show
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
    I'm sailing on a cloud, they trailing below
    My shrink told me, "It's a feeling they'll ever know"
    I pack up all my sins in every L that I blow
    And let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

    [Verse 2: Jay-Z]
    In this manila envelope, the results of my insanity
    Quack said I crossed the line 'tween real life and fantasy
    Can it be the same one on covers with Warren Buffett?
    Was ducking the undercovers, was warring with muh'fuckers
    Went from warring to Warren, undercovers to covers
    If you believe in that sort of luck your screws need adjusting
    In the world of no justice and black ladies on the back of buses
    I'm the immaculate conception of rappers-slash-hustlers
    My God, it's so hard to conceive
    But it all falls perfect, I'm like autumn is to trees
    Aw, the doc interrupted, he scribbled a prescription for some Prozac
    He said, "Take that for your mustard
    Boy, you must be off your rocker
    If you think you'll make it off the strip before they 'Pac ya
    Nigga, you gotta be psychotic or
    Mixing something potent with your vodka
    It takes a lot to shock us, but you being so prosperous is preposterous
    How could this nappy headed boy from out the projects
    Be the apple of America's obsession?
    You totally disconnected with reality, don't believe in dreams
    Since when did black men become kings?"

    realrell3

    Thank you!!

  48. AKHI SOUFYAN BEATS

    Classic

  49. Easthighland Kash

    Classic track... unreleased or not 💯🔥🔥🔥

  50. Frankenstein

    Jay electronica verse is crazy and Jay z verse is mentally disabled

    Desanti Notafrancesco

    Hova definitely outshined jay elect in this one

  51. americanfresh17

    Hov Cooked Jay Elec twice facts
    "We made it Freestyle" & "Shiny suit theory"

    Waka Paora

    Jay Elec makes Jay-Z want to rhyme at his absolute best; spitting knowledgeable, deep meaningful lyrics, that sit with the listener for a long time. Hence why he is held in high esteem by Jay-z .

    americanfresh17

    @Waka Paora true it's like he bring out reasonable hov

    Lil Majora

    @Waka Paora Word!

    Kristopher Griffin

    Naw it's 1-1... they can't relate to our struggles my n... we made from slavery.

  52. Harrison Wells93rd

    Whenever these 2 get together straight fucking 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  53. Harrison Wells93rd

    In this manilla envelope the results of my insanity

  54. NYC PoLo

    Pete Rock & CL Smooth -- I got to love

  55. Upncoming Productions

    why did roc nation release this today like its new! smh this record 8 years old and they dropped it like it was new... that shit disrespectful to the real listeners... drop the fucking ALBUM!

    KIПG ΉЦППΛ

    Upncoming Productions they mastered it

  56. Tolu Adebanjo

    2025..just wait on it

  57. Kenneth Harris

    Please brother

    Kenneth Harris

    more music

  58. Dionne Mc Lean

    He said I let the dice roll like the father did(father Allah aka Clarence 13x of the 5%ers) I gotta shine it’s in my blood I’m Harlem kid. His bars is crazy!!!! He brought the best out of jay z tho.

  59. Kelvin Shaw

    I wish this was Jay z song he is the only one that can rap over old sample

    Flamingo Barnes

    Kelvin Shaw get off his dick nigga

  60. egwu gabriel

    Nice song

  61. BigDapPacino

    This shit is still dope....I was banging this back then and it still sounds fresh!

  62. Devante For The Shaolin Carter

    Hov went in on this easily top 5 GOAT rap artist no debate

  63. Hernan Cortes Athrice Recordings

    Pay no attention to the critics and the vultures

  64. D. Bynum

    Swaggoo

  65. D. Bynum

    I'll verses and champagne 4 lunch helps my day

  66. Joseph Ballard

    Such a gem.

  67. walmartsuxhard

    This is shit.

  68. Cedric William

    A song of epic proportions, still

  69. Stevie Wonder

    2018 💯🔥

  70. El boogie

    Hov went in

  71. CR00K Gaming

    Holy shit. This may be the best Jay verse.

  72. Young World

    God body

  73. Practical Fitness

    You must be psychotic or mixing something with ya vodka

  74. Practical Fitness

    I pack up all my sins and take em too the sea and let em go let em go let em go

  75. Practical Fitness

    This beat tho

  76. Word Overdose Publications

    Jay Z verse made an incredible song even more incredible if that's possible

  77. Rashai Collins

    Where did this beat come from?

  78. 13madvillain

    I got that CBD in my system and just eating and ultimate cheeseburger from jack in the box on a Friday night

  79. Blkshaggy

    i still fuck with this man i wish he'd continue he is what inspires me today

  80. Zeus

    This is probably the best Jay-Z verse since the mid 90s.

  81. THE JAMBOY

    What’s the sample and or intro from?

  82. John Doe

    Arm-Leg-Leg-Arm-Head

  83. Tony DrinksTea

    Is this on Spotify?

  84. Locs of Love

    Trending racist H&M post brought me here

    Cameron Hardrick

    Locs of Love Saw it on Snoops post lol

    Mike Taylor Jr.

    me too lmao

  85. Alejandro Gaona

    I replay this when I’m at my lowest.

  86. Youse Wt da uzi

    Jay electronica wrote the whole song!!

  87. Beat By Bentley

    here because of Jimmi Pynk

  88. Brendan M

    Not a fan of jay-z, but that was probably the most lyrical verse I've heard by him. Not bad

    Clockwork

    U sound retarded

  89. Magic Flyy

    what is this sample?

  90. PC The Ruler

    That's why jay betta than nas. Swagg. Not only lyrics but delivery. Jay s more complete rapper

    ezekwu

    jay-z or jay-e

    Creasy Strange

    ezekwu he talking bout Z but I wouldn't be mad if he said both were lol

    Aerial Penn

    Agreed. Jay has more flows and he can get on so many different types of tracks. Jay is easily the best MC since the Golden Era. RIP to BIG though, thats where he was headed.

  91. prince nathaniel

    I only heard 3 songs from jay electronica but the impact is crazy another rapper never gave me this feeling from only 3 tracks? This nigga need to put some more shit out!!!! This track sounds like Pete rock song one and a million,,,,

  92. John C

    It all Falls perfect, I'm like autumn is to trees

  93. MeteoBlitz

    jay elec a genius

  94. Spencer B

    the dream really killed the outro

  95. Big Sea Twaka

    Camel - De boss mastered da drought

  96. T Krt

    The hook is fucking ridiculous. NO ONE COMES UP WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT