Mos Def, Jay Electronica and Curren$y Form Hip-Hop Supergroup


Vibe / November 6, 2009

Yet another hip-hop super group has formed. The latest “super group” is Center Edge Territory — made up of Mos Def, Jay Electronica, and underground spitter Curren$y.

New Orleans-bred Curren$y revealed during an interview with MTV that the trio met while hanging at Damon Dash’s new facility (art gallery, TV studio, music studio and more), DD172.

“Jay Electronica is from my city, he’s from New Orleans. I never met homie until I stepped foot in this building,” explained Curren$y. “He came here to meet Mos. And Mos, I had only known him for 24 hours prior to that. But genuine people could recognize [each other], it was like, ‘Let’s go.'”

The rapper said Mos came up with the Center Edge Territory as the name for the trio, but didn’t say much about what it means, besides, “Everything! That’s everything!

“We all know the game is in turmoil. We know the machine messed it up,” he added, explaining why they will be putting their music out independently instead of with a major label. “We know we don’t even need to play that game, especially with access to all of this sh**. We are our own machine.”

According to MTV, Center Edge Territory has recorded six records so far, but there’s no set timeframe of them the full-length album will drop.