An album thirteen years in the making, A Written Testimony was the white whale of rap albums. Jay Electronica was the emcee that never got to prove he was one of the best, and coupled with Jay-Z, they released what fans were calling the next Watch the Throne.
On “A.P.I.D.T.A.,” an acronym for “All Praise Is Due To Allah,” Electronica raps about missing all the people in his life that have passed away, coincidentally recorded on the same night that Kobe Bryant and his daughter passed away in a helicopter accident. “I got numbers in my phone that’ll never ring again,” Jay-Z says on the chorus, “‘Cause Allah done called them home, so until we sing again.”
Read the lyrics via Genius and listen to Jay Electronica’s “A.P.I.D.T.A.” below.
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