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Joey Bada$$ is following in the steps of Wiz Khalifa by rapping over the theme from his favorite Netflix series. As you may remember, Wiz Khalifa blessed the world with a stoner rap take on Stranger Things, and Joey has now taken perhaps a more conventional route as he remixes the Narcos soundtrack into something like an Only Built 4 Cuban Linx track.
Joey Bada$$ & Jim Jones
2016 is the year of corporations dropping fire rap songs. On April 1, the Hamburger Helper mascot Lefty blessed the streets with Watch the Stove, one of the hottest mixtapes of all time. Now, MAGNUM™ Large Sized Condoms is getting in on the action with its Compound Gold Project.
After premiering the song at Coachella last month, Joey Bada$$ decides to come through today and liberate the official version of his new single “Devastated.”
Your Old Droog Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Styles P
Your Old Droog continues to roll out new music ahead of his highly anticipated concert at SOB’s on April 4. After hitting us with the track “Dylan” a few weeks back, the Brooklyn rapper decides to return today and share another offering for us called “Just Rhymin,” featuring fellow NYC rappers Joey Bada$$ & Styles P.
19 years ago to the day hip-hop lost one its most beloved icons when Notorious B.I.G was gunned down senselessly in Los Angeles. While many fans & supporters have already taken to social media earlier today to pay tribute to the late Brooklyn King, fellow hometown spitter, Joey Bada$$, decided to pay his homage on wax instead.
Denzel Curry Feat. Joey Bada$$
Denzel Curry released his sophomore album Imperial earlier today. In a word, it is EXPLOSIVE. Joining Curry on "Zenith", the album's penultimate track, is Joey Bada$$. The infectious refrain ("Catch me on a zenith") and psychedelic beat recall the ethos of Curry's 32 Zel / Planet Shrooms... surely he is by now well past Planet Shrooms on his cosmic voyage.
Bad Ass (Joey Badass Diss)
Well this just got a little more interesting. Last week, Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ released a Statik Selektah-produced record called “Ready,” which saw the Brooklyn spitter taking a subtle shot at Troy Ave over their past tiff about who was really independent & record sales.
Nyck Caution Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Albey Balgochian
Nyck Caution dropped his much-anticipated mixtape Disguise the Limit this afternoon. One of the most intriguing tracks is "Crucifix," a six-minute trip into Caution's dream state. Produced by Bruce Leekix & Jake Birch, "Crucifix" covers a ton of ground sonically, rising from the depths of Caution's subconscious up to the clouds, where a breezy piano-driven beat awaits, before finally falling back to Earth.
Joey Bada$$ has been met with critical and popular acclaim since he dropped 1999 in 2012. But he still feels like the world is unprepared for the steady torrent of flames he intends to unleash over the course of his career. That is the matter at hand in "Ready," his new record that dropped Monday evening by way of Ebro's Beats 1 radio show. Ebro mentioned that Joey's been working on another album that'll likely drop at the end of 2016... they ain't ready.
Nyck Caution has been crushing 2016. He dropped a trio of tracks earlier this year, but he’s apparently not done yet. Earlier today he posted “Wordsmith,” with production from fellow Pro Era member Kirk Knight. True to the song title, Nyck Caution wrecks the track with some impressive wordplay and a high energy delivery. The emcee had to come correct over Knight’s crushing production that features a sample of heavily distorted bass guitar as its centerpiece. Caution just keeps on getting better and better.
Nyck Caution Feat. Joey Bada$$
We hadn't heard too much from Pro Era since Kirk Knight dropped off his excellent debut album in October. That changed today, though, and it seems the label's primary focus early into 2016 is another wildly talented Brooklyn spitter by the name of Nyck Caution. Caution suddenly dropped off three tracks today, though this one, "What's Understood," featuring Joey Badmon and produced by Metro Boomin, is, of course, the biggest.
PRhyme Feat. Joey Bada$$
DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″, together known as PRhyme, are gearing up for the release of the deluxe edition of their debut album. "Deluxe" in that it'll feature several new tracks, a few of which the duo has already shared, most recently "Highs and Lows" feat. MF Doom and Phonte.
G Herbo Feat. Joey Bada$$
A bout a month ago, G Herbo a.k.a. The Artist Formerly Known As Lil Herb posted a couple Instagram shots of him in the studio with one Joey Bada$$. They were met with intrigue and confusion as Herb and Joey tend to ride in different lanes, but being the talented individuals that they are, they form a potent duo regardless. As it turns out, they were cooking up "Lord Knows," a Metro Boomin production, thus forming a modern-day CHI-NYC-ATL Bermuda Triangle. Shoutout to the Red Bull Sound Select program for bringing these gentlemen together.
Devontée Feat. Joey Bada$$
Toronto continues to produce exciting artists, and Devontée should be up next on your radar, if he's not there already. His new tape, District Vibe, is another move forward in his come-up as a self-made artist. Unlike some guys from the 6, Devontée is a cold-flowing rapper's rapper. Not to say he doesn't have any other skills -- he does a little singing, and he also produced almost every track on the tape, including "Godspeed," featuring Joey Bada$$, who's one of two features on District Vibe.
Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$
Glass Animals are low-key the best. Maybe it's not even low-key, they had one of the best debut albums front-to-back, I could replay ZABA for infinite and it would never get old. They've collaborated with rappers in the past, namely a remix they did with Rome Fortune for "Hazey," and today they return with a dope Joey Bada$$ collaboration on deck.
Ill Bomb 2k15
DJ RellyRell Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Dessy Hinds
Pro Era have been known to favor 90s-leaning sounds, but their latest freestyle finds them taking on an instrumental from the 00s (well, 2000, which is only a year removed from the title of Joey's breakthrough mixtape title, but small steps!).
Here's a new single from Joey Bada$$, "Aim High," courtesy of Scion AV. Though we tend to be wary of branded promotions like this, we can usually trust Scion, and with the help of Jozif Badmon, they've definitely delivered. "Aim High" comes with production from Harry Fraud and Alchemist. Hope y'all got your lighters handy.
Kirk Knight Feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies & Dizzy Wright
Kirk Knight really won't let the homonym that is his name go.
Don't Need It (Remix)
Rapsody Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Merna
Rapsody decides to revisit her latest Beauty And The Beast EP today and liberate a new remix for her standout cut “Don’t Need It” featuring Merna and now Joey Badass. Leaving the chorus and Young Guru-production the same, the remix features a guest verse from Joey Badass, who showcases his usual slick wordplay and double entendres, referencing the likes of Kobe and Jordan. If you’re a fan of lyricism and bars, then you’ll definitely appreciate this remix. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
Nothin But Love
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Hannibal Buress
BJ the Chicago Kid is quickly establishing himself as one of the hottest crooners in the world of hip hop. His upcoming album In My Mind will feature appearances from Chance The Rapper, OG Maco and Kendrick Lamar, and today he ropes Joey Bada$$ and Hannibal Buress to contribute to his latest track "Nothin But Love." Utilizing a luscious piano line, "Nothin But Love" borrows the hook from Heavy D & The Boyz' 1994 classic "Nuttin But Love."