Georgia-based, Ireland-bred emcee Rejjie Snow has a gem of a single on his hands with “Purple Tuesday.” The Cam O’bi-produced, Joey Badass and Jesse Boykins III-featuring record feels like it was created during a different era of music. Look for Rejjie’s The Moon & You mixtape to release on May 17th. Stream “Purple Tuesday” below. . . .
With the playoffs well under way, it’s only right that Joey Badass drops the video for his high octane Mountain Dew collaborative record, “Victory.” Featuring tons of basketball references, the uptempo song is now accompanied by a polished, cinematic video. This song was not featured on ALL AMERIKKKAN BADASS. Watch the video for “Victory” below.
Coming in at 12 tracks total, Joey Badass‘s ALL-AMERIKKAN BADASS project is an polished, narrative-focused project with plenty of lyrical content to focus on. As the title would suggest, there are plenty of political undertones to absorb as Joey wrestles with the reality of the world we live in. Guest appearances come from the likes . . .
In anticipation of NBA All-Star Weekend New Orleans, Joey Bada$$ released his newest single, “Victory,” in collaboration with Mountain Dew and their NBA Court Side Project. Just last month, he celebrated his 22nd birthday with “Land of the Free,” a Kirk Knight and Adam Pallin produced track that spoke on racial injustices and mentions President Trump. Now he’s . . .
Joey Badass and Jim Jones connect for “Lost Ones,” a pensive record that is part of Magnum’s Compound Gold Project. The two New York emcees definitely have different styles and audiences, but they find commonality through introspection on the Don Cannon-produced record. Stream “Lost Ones” below.
“Now we on our way to greatness, and all that ever took was patience.” Joey Bada$$ moves away from his signature boom bap-sounds into more pop-friendly territory with his latest release, “Devastated.” The Brooklyn native delivers optimistic lyrics over swirling production courtesy of Adam Pallin, Kirk Knight, and Powers Pleasant. Joey holds down the verses and . . .
“I destroy average rappers, it’s just practice.” That was the shot heard round the world from Joey Badass‘s “5 Fingers of Death” freestyle on Sway In The Morning, but the entire performance was as impressive as what we’ve come to expect from the Brooklyn lyricist. There were a number of more subliminal shots peppered in . . .
New York lyricists unite, as Your Old Droog, Styles P and Joey Badass trade bars on the appropriately titled “Just Rhymin.” Not only do we get verses from all three of these esteemed emcees, it’s backed by none other than Black Milk on the production tip. I’m thankful. Stream “Just Rhymin” below, and purchase via . . .
“They forgot we had to fight for every nickel, every dollar.” One thing I’ve never felt the need to question about Joey Badass is his hunger. The Brooklyn phenom spazzes again over darkly cinematic instrumentation on his latest release, “Ready.” The Statik Selektah-produced cut comes on the tail end of Joey’s announcement of a new . . .
Pro Era partners Nyck Caution and Joey Badass reconnect over mellow Chuck Strangers production to deliver introspective thought on “World In Your Pocket.” Nyck shows wisdom beyond his years, as he muses, “just because you like to talk, it doesn’t mean that you working.” The New York native continues to show progression as a lyricist. . . .
Brooklyn connects once more, as Joey Badass of Pro Era and Issa Gold of The Underachievers feature on the FlatbushZOMBIES’ latest, “Did U Ever Think.” Dark, grungy production by The Architect sets the tone from the jump. Stream “Did U Ever Think” below.
Joey Badass and Flying Lotus are a salient combination on their newly released collaborative record, “Perception Vs Reality.” Flying Lotus discussed working with Joey in a Noisey interview last fall: “Yesterday, I went to Joey Bada$$’s house, his mom’s house. He lives with his mom still. He makes music in the basement. That was the . . .
Maverick Sabre and Joey Badass return with “a voice for what’s going on in our world” directed by Drew Cox and produced by Ryan Elliott the pair set the scene in the streets of London and Brooklyn in a black and white visual as they act out the important message portrayed in this tune. Maverick explains: “Me . . .
Joey Badass‘s video for “Like Me” is particularly relevant in today’s world, as it features a tragic depiction of Joey himself being shot by two police officers. The song, which was originally featured on Joey’s B4.DA.$$ album, features guest vocals from the one and only BJ The Chicago Kid. Watch the video for “Like Me” . . .
Joey Badass is the young Brooklyn phenom deemed by many to be a breath of fresh, classic East Coast hip-hop air. He clearly has taken a liking to the style of those who came before him, and has thrived doing so thus far. He made a name for himself with previous mixtapes and looks to continue with his . . .