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."
In The Wind
Statik Selektah Feat. Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T. & Chauncy Sherod
Tomorrow, on 7/7, Statik Selektah will release his new album Lucky 7, but first, he's giving us one more track to tide us over. "In The Wind" is a warm, uplifting cut from the album's first half, and it features Joey Bada$$ (one of his three features on the project), Big K.R.I.T. and Chauncy Sherod (who contributed vocals all over Action Bronson's recent Mr. Wonderful).
Statik Selektah Feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$
Statik Selektah is getting ready to release a new album on July 7 called Lucky 7, and tonight he decides to release the first single from it. Calling on frequent collaborators Joey Bada$$ & Action Bronson, here goes the lead single “Beautiful Life”.
Ea$y Money Feat. Wais P, Rob White & Joey Bada$$
Ea$y Money is preparing his debut album for release later this month, and if you weren't already anticipating the LP, his new crew track should get you excited for it. Grabbing production from the always impressive Statik Selektah, Ea$y makes a couple calls to put together a pretty awesome crew track over the expertly flipped sample.
World In Your Pocket
Nyck Caution Feat. Joey Bada$$
Pro Era runs deep, but Joey Bada$$ always does a good job of putting on for each and every member. Nick Caution's new record earns a verse from the crew's leader, as the two rappers reminisce over a characteristically nostalgic instrumental. The warm, guitar-sampling record comes courtesy of Chuck Strangers, who proves once again he can do no wrong.
Showoff Vs. Everybody
Statik Selektah Feat. Joell Ortiz & Joey Bada$$
"Detroit Vs. Everybody" has gradually made its way to gold status, and the song's producer, Static Selektah, is pretty excited about the certification. While the original was obviously a Michigan-centric record, Static invited a couple of New Yorkers to take on the instrumental and put on for their city in honor of the newly gold record.
Joey Bada$$ has stayed back for a minute since the release of his debut album B4.DA.$$, focusing on the visual aspect of the album.
Did U Ever Think
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Issa Gold
Flatbush Zombies are really treating us with their weekly "Day of the Dead" releases. The past few have been consistent heat--with features from grime legend Skepta, Domo Genesis, and A$AP Twelvyy--and "Did U Ever Think" is just as solid. This time, the Zombies don't need to look far from home, finding fellow Flatbush man Issa Gold, part of The Underachievers duo, and Bed Stuy's Joey Bada$$, hot off the release of his debut album.
Perception Vs. Reality
After a successful debut, B4.Da.$$, at the beginning of the year, Joey Bada$$ has been relatively quiet. After hearing a track with Houston's Maxo Kream, we now get a leak of Joey's latest, "Perception Vs. Reality," which is produced by Pro Era crewmate Kirk Knight.
Maxo Kream Feat. Joey Bada$$
Crip-turned-rapper Maxo Kream dropped off a new album, #MAXO187, yesterday, which is currently streaming on Soundcloud. Among them projects 15 tracks, a highlight comes in the form of the Joey Bada$$-featured "1998." The Houston rapper brings us a sound that wouldn't be out of place on a Pusha T album, with minimal, percussion production, not to mention references to drug-dealing and BAPE. It's also a pretty modern beat to hear the oft-old school Joey on.