Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Arrested In St. Louis [Update: Details Emerge, Joey & Ab Were Released]
After their performance in St. Louis Monday night for The Smokers Club Tour, Ab-Soul, Joey Badas$$, 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.”
15 Hottest Mixtapes Of The Summer 2013
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.
10 Essential Joey Bada$$ Tracks
As a 17-year-old just beginning to make waves in the rap game, Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott didn't have the same life as most kids his age. He wasn't thinking about graduating high school to attend a university or enter the work force. As a matter of fact, before he even graduated high school he had formed a collective with classmates that would come to be known as Pro Era.
Joey Bada$$ Unveils "B4.DA.$$" Tracklist & Cover Art
Yesterday came the tragic news that Joey Bada$$' cousin and tour manager, Junior B, had passed away. Joey has subsequently cancelled his European tour midway through, but it seems his album will be released as planned.
Image Of Malia Obama Rocking Pro Era T Hits The Internet [Update: White House Investigating Release Of Selfie]
With B4da$$ a little over two weeks away, Joey Bada$$ received the type of promotion most artists would dream of. Recently an image hit the internet that showed Malia Obama, the eldest of daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, rocking a Pro Era t-shirt.
Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack
That Eminem is executive producing the soundtrack for upcoming boxing film "Southpaw" came as a pleasant surprise. His lead single "Phenomenal" went hard. Shady Records tweeted out the soundtrack tracklist early Friday morning a couple weeks after tweeting out the album cover. Gahdam, its stacked.
The 10 Best Diss Tracks Of The 2010s
Of the many things that old heads will insist "were better back in the day," diss tracks are among the few that most younger rap fans can also agree upon. Even if you didn't live through them, the 2Pac / Biggie, Eazy-E / Dr. Dre and Jay Z / Nas beefs all produced shot-firing tracks that still loom large today-- Notorious' "Who Shot Ya" is still referenced by rappers all of the time, and Nas' "Ether" is now so baked into the foundation of rap that its title is now synonymous with a devastating diss.
Pro Era's Junior B Has Died
Tragedy strikes the Pro Era camp today, with news that Junior B, a member of Joey Bada$$' crew has passed away. While details are not yet known, word of Junior's condition was reported by fellow crew member Swankmaster Raw last week, who tweeted that his friend was "recovering" from a "near fatal accident".
Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter
Troy Ave has been the topic of hot conversation on social media these past couple weeks thanks in part to his extremely low record sales and attitude towards it all. On Monday, the BSB leader made his way by the Hot 97 studios where he spent about 40 minutes justifying his album sales and self-proclaiming himself the biggest and best independent artist out today.
First Week Sales For Joey Bada$$' "B4.Da.$$" & Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
Last week, a young star and a down-on-his-luck veteran both released intelligent, career-revitalizing albums, but who sold more?
Review: Joey Bada$$' "B4.DA.$$"
Joey Bada$$ is a young Brooklyn emcee who was influenced by those who came before him from his region, the same way most young rappers from any region show clear influence from those who came before them in their region. As rappers from other regions have begun to dwarf New York rappers in popularity and New York rappers have begun taking more influence from other regions, some have viewed Bada$$’ New York influenced style as a flaw. In defense of Bada$$’ critics, outside of being skilled lyrically and having a healthy dose of cynicism in relation to authorities, who is Joey Bada$$?
Joey Bada$$ Deletes Twitter Following Frustration With Lil B Fans
Joey Bada$$ ignited a beef with Lil B earlier this week when he tweeted a Capital STEEZ line directed at the Based God.
Joey Bada$$ Punches Cameraman Outside Of Yeezy 3 Show At MSG
Joey Bada$$ was just one of the many artists & celebrities to make it out to Madison Square Garden Thursday afternoon to witness Kanye West debut his new album The Life Of Pablo, along with his new Yeezy 3 clothing line as well. Unfortunately for Joey however, his evening didn’t go as planned as he ended up getting into a physical altercation with a cameraman on his way out of the venue, something that the man of the hour, Kanye West, would've probably appreciated.
First Week Sales Projections For Joey Bada$$ & Lupe Fiasco
Just yesterday we saw the release of two highly anticipated albums, one from a veteran in the game, and one from a relatively new artist. Joey Bada$$ delivered his long-awaited debut album, while Lupe Fiasco delivered his final album on Atlantic, his fifth LP. Who will sell more?
The Fall: 16 Things We're Excited For This Autumn
Take a deep breathe of that cool, fresh air. Summer came, and it was awesome, but it's time for fall and all the wonderful things that come with it. Sure, hoodie season and Halloween come to mind, but to keep it real, we're more stoked on new music and huge tours from some of our favorite artists.
Joey Bada$$ Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Security Guard's Nose In Australia [Update: Statement From Joey's Rep Released]
Joey Bada$$ hasn't started the new year off on the best foot. The Brooklyn rapper was arrested at a show in Australia this weekend after he allegedly struck a security guard in the face, breaking his nose. According to the guard's story, he believed that Joey was unauthorized to be on stage, stopping the rapper before his performance to check his credentials. At this point, he says Bada$$ punched him in the face, and went on to perform his show. Following the concert, Bada$$ was arrested and taken into custody, where he spent the night.
Review: Joey Bada$$'s "Summer Knights"
In February of 2012, Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ and Capital STEEZ dropped the visuals for their collaboration “Survival Tactics,” which quickly went viral. Crowned the future of New York rap, Bada$$ served the perfect blend of youthful, braggadocio-tinged rhymes, and laid-back flows-- not to mention an ear for classic 90s-referencing production that would make Gangstarr proud.
Joey Bada$$ Announces Debut Album "B4.DA.$$" Release Date
Joey Bada$$'s debut album B4.DA.$$ has been a long time coming. We've known about the album title for ages, but it took a good minute before Joey was ready to start debuting singles off the LP. He then announced a "B4.DA.$$" tour, which recently wrapped up in his native New York. Now that the tour is finished, Joey has finally locked in a release date for his album.
Stream Joey Bada$$' "B4.DA.$$"
The wait is over. After releasing quality products like 1999 and Summer Knights, the young BK emcee Joey Bada$$' debut album B4.DA.$$ is now available for purchase from your favorite digital music sources. With production from DJ Premier, J Dilla, Hit-Boy , Statik Selektah and his Pro Era Brethren Kirk Knight and Chuck Strangers, expectations are understandable.
Stream The Soundtrack For "Creed" Featuring Joey Bada$$, Future, Nas & More
The "Creed" movie, which stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, hits movie theatres in five days. The official soundtrack for the film arrives a few days prior to the movie premiere, with a stream available via Spotify today. We've had a lot of album streams hit the web today already, so adding to that list, you'll find new (and old) music from the likes of Meek Mill, Future, Joey Bada$$, Nas, Childish Gambino, Jhene Aiko, Vince Staples, Krept & Konan and others.