Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica is a popular American rapper and record producer. He skyrocketed to fame after the release of his debut mixtape, “Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)” on MySpace in 2007. His first studio album, “A Written Testimony” was released in 2020 and was massively successful as well. The aforementioned album landed him a Grammy Award nomination.

Well, how well do you know about Jay Electronica? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jay Electronica’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jay Electronica to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jay Electronica, whose birth name is Timothy Elpadaro Thedford, was born on the 19th of September 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. His zodiac sign is Virgo and he grew up in the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans. He is a huge fan of the popular American rapper, LL Cool J, and he wanted to follow in his footsteps due to which he began rapping when he was just 10 years old. Apart from that, not much is known about his early life.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jay Electronica in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jay Electronica’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 19 September 1976. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.


When it comes to Jay Electronica’s education, he studied at St. Augustine High School, which is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s an all-boys parochial high school.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jay Electronica is currently single as per our records, but he was previously in a relationship with Erykah Badu. Their relationship lasted for 5 years and together, they have a daughter, Mars Mekeba who was born in 2009. He then dated Kate Emma Rothschild, who was at the time married to popular English financier and environmentalist, Benjamin Goldsmith.  Jay’s relationship with Kate contributed to the end of her marriage.

It’s worth being mentioned here that he is a follower of the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, and he later became a registered member of the Nation of Islam.

Is Jay Electronica Gay?

Jay Electronica is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and he is neither gay nor bisexual. As a matter of fact, he has previously been in relationships with Kate Emma Rothschild and Erykah Badu with whom he has a daughter as well.

Professional Career

Although Jay Electronica had begun rapping at the age of ten, he would only become famous in 2007 after releasing his first mixtape, “Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)” on MySpace. The mixtape was downloaded upwards of 50,000 times which shows the kind of success it had. Also, the success wasn’t just limited to the number of downloads, as it led him to join the popular hip-hop festival, Rock the Bells in 2008.

His debut studio album, “A Written Testimony” was released on the 13th of March 2020. The album included performances from reputed artists like Jay-Z, Travis Scott, James Blake, and James Fauntleroy. The album debuted at #12 on the US Billboard 200 and was critically successful as well. His latest album, “Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn)” was released on the 5th of October 2020.


Jay Electronica hasn’t won any award as yet, but he has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Rap Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jay Electronica in 2021

As of 2021, Jay Electronica has garnered a net worth of $10 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a rapper and record producer. He rose to fame after releasing his debut mixtape, “Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)” on MySpace. His debut album, “A Written Testimony” was released in 2020 and was nominated for a Grammy Award as well.

Jay Electronica has been an amazing rapper and his songs are universally loved. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he is bringing awesome songs for all of us to enjoy like he always has.


Facts of Timothy Elpadaro Thedford

  • Gender Male
  • full nameTimothy Elpadaro Thedford
  • birthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
  • Date of Birth September 19, 1976
  • Age 47 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Sapphire
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionMember of Nation of Islam
  • net worth$10 Million
  • professionRapper and Record Producer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 85 Kg, In Pounds – 187 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolSt. Augustine High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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