Joey Bada$$ News

  • Stream Statik Selektah's New Album "What Goes Around..."
    Stream Statik Selektah's New Album "What Goes Around..."
    Aug 18, 2014 at 05:49pm
    Tomorrow, Statik Selektah will drop his new album What Goes Around on iTunes, but a day ahead of time, the Spotify stream is available. 
  • Joey Bada$$ Announces "B4.DA.$$" Tour
    Joey Bada$$ Announces "B4.DA.$$" Tour
    Aug 13, 2014 at 05:54pm
    Joey Bada$$' hotly-anticipated debut album, B4.DA.$$, is supposedly arriving before the end of 2014, and today the Pro Era rapper has announced a tour in support of the project. The 36-date run begins on September 26th, touches cities in both USA and Canada, and ends on November 11th in NYC. Presale begins tomorrow at 10 AM, and you can find all additional ticket info here.
  • Samples Of The Week: June 12
    Samples Of The Week: June 12
    Jun 12, 2014 at 10:30am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Samples Of The Week: April 24
    Samples Of The Week: April 24
    Apr 24, 2014 at 10:30am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Joey Bada$$ Lashes Out At XXL Over Article Title
    Joey Bada$$ Lashes Out At XXL Over Article Title
    Apr 21, 2014 at 03:08pm
    Joey Bada$$ is known to get a bit sensitive when he feels his message isn't being conveyed properly, whether that be via different media outlets or through interviews. The New York native often takes to Twitter to express what he thinks about such-and-such, today's example being an article posted by XXL.
  • Joey Bada$$ Says You Can Expect "Pure Greatness" On "B4.Da.$$"
    Joey Bada$$ Says You Can Expect "Pure Greatness" On "B4.Da.$$"
    Apr 8, 2014 at 11:56am
    It seems to be a slow process for Joey Bada$$' debut album B4.Da.$$. We first received the album title basically a year ago. Since then, we haven't received very much in the way of updates.
  • Review: Pro Era's "The Secc$ Tap.e 2"
    Review: Pro Era's "The Secc$ Tap.e 2"
    Feb 19, 2014 at 04:18pm
    This tape has been something that Pro Era fans have no doubt been waiting patiently for after their last releases were back in 2012. The Secc$ Tap.e 2 does nothing but feed the hunger of fans and add to the weight that has fallen onto the crew’s shoulders as it proves that the Beast Coast Movement is in full force.
  • Crew Love: Pro Era
    Crew Love: Pro Era
    Feb 17, 2014 at 01:23pm
    Last week, Pro Era released the triumphant sequel to their debut mixtape, 2012's The Secc$ Tap.e.
  • Joey Bada$$ Weighs In On The Grammy's Kendrick Lamar Vs. Macklemore Debate
    Joey Bada$$ Weighs In On The Grammy's Kendrick Lamar Vs. Macklemore Debate
    Jan 24, 2014 at 12:18pm
    Yesterday it was revealed that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis almost didn't make it into the rap categories at the Grammys because they've been too successful aka mainstream aka pop this past year. However, in a landslide vote decided by the general Grammy committee, the final decision was to nominate them amongst rap competitors.
  • Joey Bada$$ Announces Pro Era Mixtape Title & Release Date
    Joey Bada$$ Announces Pro Era Mixtape Title & Release Date
    Dec 25, 2013 at 07:07pm
    Pro Era dropped a pretty big mixtape back in 2012, and they're looking to follow it up at the top of 2014. Joey Bada$$ shared a new track from the collective this afternoon, along with the announcement of a brand new project. Secc$ Tap.e Pt. 2 will surface February 14th of next year, and will serve as a titular sequel to the collective's very first tape. That's all we know about the upcoming tape so far. Look out for it on Valentine's day!
  • Lupe Fiasco Reveals Features For "Tetsuo & Youth," Praises Joey Bada$$
    Lupe Fiasco Reveals Features For "Tetsuo & Youth," Praises Joey Bada$$
    Dec 18, 2013 at 03:08pm
    Lupe Fiasco has been in the news for some bizarre reasons this year-- from getting a tomato thrown at him, to writing a mystery novel on Twitter, so it's always good to hear some updates about his music.
  • Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Arrested In St. Louis [Update: Details Emerge, Joey & Ab Were Released]
    Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Arrested In St. Louis [Update: Details Emerge, Joey & Ab Were Released]
    Oct 29, 2013 at 11:04am
    After their performance in St. Louis Monday night for The Smokers Club Tour, Ab-Soul, Joey Badas$$, and a few members of the Pro Era crew were arrested. No official word on what the arrests were for, but it’s presumably marijuana related. Funny enough, it appears as if Joey doesn’t know what he’s hand cuffed for either. With the news hitting Instagram, Joey is seen in the clip below hysterically laughing as he asks the cop: “Have you figured out why I’m in these handcuffs? Have you figured it out? Yo, they don't know why I'm in these handcuffs.”
  • Joey Bada$$ Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Twitter, TDE's BET Cypher
    Joey Bada$$ Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Twitter, TDE's BET Cypher
    Oct 23, 2013 at 12:19pm
    Yesterday we brought you our interview with Soulo Ho3 from the Smokers Club tour, and today we're returning with our brief conversation with Joey Bada$$, a fellow headliner on the tour. 
  • Win Tickets To "The Smokers Club Tour" And See Joey Bada$$ and Ab Soul!
  • Joey Bada$$ Announces "Summer Knights" EP - Tracklist & Features Revealed
    Joey Bada$$ Announces "Summer Knights" EP - Tracklist & Features Revealed
    Oct 14, 2013 at 05:25pm
    Following the release of the visuals to "Hilary $wank" today, Joey Bada$$ is announcing a followup EP to his Summer Knights mixtape.  The project will feature five cuts from the mixtape, and two new joints, "My Jeep" and "My Yout."  Slated for an October 29th release date, the Summer Knights EP will feature 7 tracks.  This borrows its name from a cut off Joey's fantastic 1999 mixtape.   Here's a look at the tracklist and features for the EP.    1. "Hilary $wank" 2. "My Yout" f. Maverick Sabre
  • 15 ‪Hottest Mixtapes Of The Summer 2013
    15 ‪Hottest Mixtapes Of The Summer 2013
    Sep 5, 2013 at 11:28am
    Now that the new scholastic year is upon us, the doors of summer have officially closed and it's back to reality. As such, we've decided to look back on some of the projects that helped define the warmer months of 2013, if only to prolong those chiller times for a moment. 
  • Lyrics Of The Week: August 23-29
    Lyrics Of The Week: August 23-29
    Aug 29, 2013 at 11:55pm
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
  • Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Headline "The Smoker's Club" Tour
    Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Headline "The Smoker's Club" Tour
    Aug 26, 2013 at 07:30pm
    Ab-Soul and Joey Bada$$ are joining forces for a co-headlining tour. "The Smoker's Club" tour will make its way across North America, and include plenty of guests including The Underachievers, Chevy Woods, Pro Era, Cashius Green and more! You can catch the show this fall. View the full list of dates below.
  • Joey Bada$$ Responds To Joe Budden's "Control" Diss
    Joey Bada$$ Responds To Joe Budden's "Control" Diss
    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:04am
    Joey Bada$$ has been known to be pretty vocal on Twitter, so when Joe Budden threw a jab at him in his new "Control" freestyle, a response was expected.
  • Rock The Bells 2013 Lineup Announced [Update: Joey Bada$$, A$AP Mob, Logic & More Added To Lineup]
    Rock The Bells 2013 Lineup Announced [Update: Joey Bada$$, A$AP Mob, Logic & More Added To Lineup]
    Aug 7, 2013 at 12:53pm
    The official lineup for 2013 Rock The Bells Festival has been revealed. Guerilla Union has announced the long-awaited lineup for this year's Rock The Bells music festival, which also will be celebrating its 10th anniversary as well. This year's festival will feature four venues with stops along San Bernardino California (Sept. 7-8), Mountain View California (Sept. 14-15), Washington D.C. (Sept. 28-29), and Rutherford New Jersey (Oct. 4-5).
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