Watch our new interview with Joey Bada$$ about "B4.DA.$$," Bobby Shmurda and what's next.
On his 20th birthday, two days ago, Joey Bada$$ aka Badmon dropped his debut abum B4.DA.$$. While celebrating the album's release, Joey had a day of press which including hitting up our office for an interview.
During the interview, the young New York rapper touches on how he'll gauge the success of his album, as well as competing with fellow album releases like Lupe Fiasco. The rapper also talks about his relationship with Statik Selektah, names his favorite track off the LP (which he says changes all the time), and tell us what's next with Pro Era.
We also get Joey to break downÂ "Teach Me"Â and his free joint "Born Day,"Â where he addresses the Bobby Shmurda situation in his lyrics. "It hurts me, it effects me, I don't wanna see none of my brothers go down like that. I don't know Shmurda personally, but it's someone that looks just like me, you feel me. Even with the recent incidents of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, these are all brothers that are just like us," he says.
Take a look at the full interview above, and be sure to cop B4.DA.$$ on iTunes.