Capital STEEZ "Herban Legend" Video
Capital STEEZ may be gone but he's far from forgotten. He's got a cult-like following to make sure of it, let alone his Pro Era brethren. Today his Pro Era crew has showed up for him, with the creation of an animated music video for one of STEEZ's underground favorites, "Herban Legend." The song features production from fellow Pro Era member Kirk Knight, while STEEZ really pulls you into his world with descriptive lyrics, spliced with some story-telling, encompassed in one long verse, no hook. Of course, the video's animations play along with STEEZ's lyrics.
Joey Bada$$ Recites Kanye West's McDonald's Poem
Frank Ocean's 200-plus page "Boys Don't Cry" zine includes poetry from Ocean himself, Tyler, the Creator, and Kanye West. Kanye's poem "The McDonald's Man" was at once unexpected and unsurprising. The man grows more eccentric every day.
Joey Bada$$ On The Breakfast Club
You can catch Joey Bada$$ on TV these days, as the rapper has a role in USA Network's "Mr. Robot" alongside main actor Rami Malek. In addition, he's been working on new music and he's about to go on tour, so he's got a lot on his plate.
Joey Bada$$ "Devastated" Video
Joey Bada$$ switched things up on recent single, "Devastated," embracing melody in a big way without compromising his traditionally-informed style. It makes for one of his most immediately satisfying records in some time, and a wide enough appeal to make it a potential hit. The video does a good job of capturing the fell of the song, as Joey celebrates in a football field with a wild crowd around him, displaying the infectious energy of the track. It would certainly make for a good lead single from an album, and something tells us that's just what it is. Here's hoping.
On The Come Up: Nyck Caution
We've featured a few of his Pro Era comrades (Kirk Knight, CJ Fly) in past seasons of On The Come Up, however with the release of his Disguise The Limit mixtape in February and a spot on the Smoker's Club tour, it's
Watch Joey Bada$$' New 5-Minute Freestyle For Funk Flex
It's always a good time when Joey Bada$$ is live on the radio, especially when he's in his hometown. When he's in the booth with HOT 97's Funk Flex, one can expect a freestyle of the fieriest variety, and that's just what the Badmon has given listeners in the third installment of Funk's new freestyle series. Joey begins with a rhetorical question -- "Is this New York?" -- and he then falls into complex rhyming patterns just seconds after the beat drops.
Nyck Caution Feat. Joey Bada$$ "What's Understood" Video
Nyck Caution Feat. Joey Bada$$
Pro Era buddies Nyck Caution and Joey Bada$$ have come together to shoot a music video for the Metro Boomin-produced cut off Nyck's recent project, Disguise The Limit. The mixtape dropped in February (here), and has received visuals for "Basin" and "Church."
Maxo Kream Feat. Joey Bada$$ "1998" Video
Maxo Kream Feat. Joey Bada$$
It's been over a year since Maxo Kream's last project, though the quality of that tape has not been forgotten, especially with the new release of the video to the MAXO 187 standout "1998," featuring Joey Bada$$. Staying true to the title, the new visual looks as though it could've been made in '98, as evidenced by Maxo's dope FUBU getup.
Joey Bada$$ Freestyle On Power 106
Joey Badass appears determined to rip the dopest freestyle on every major hip hop radio program in 2016. First he got the an incredible cypher going with Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution on Statik Selektah's Shade 45 show.
Joey Bada$$ Debuts New Song "Devastated" At Coachella
Joey Bada$$ took the stage last weekend at Coachella, where he debuted a new song reportedly called “Devastated, and now footage of that very performance has surfaced online.
Joey Bada$$ Responds To Troy Ave In Sway In The Morning Freestyle
Earlier this year, Troy Ave decided to go at Joey Bada$$ on "Bad Ass," including some cheap shots at the rapper's late friend and collaborator, Capital Steez, tastelessly criticizing him for taking his own life.It seemed that Joey may take the high road and ignore the trolling on Troy's part, but today, on Sway In The Morning, the rapper threw some shots at Ave during a lengthy freestyle. Needless to say, it's worth a watch. Let us know what you think of his response in the comments below. Is this the end of the beef or just the beginning?
Kirk Knight Feat. Joey Bada$$ "5 Minutes" Video
Kirk Knight Feat. Joey Bada$$
Pro Era beat maker and emcee Kirk Knight dropped his debut album Late Knight Special back in October of 2015, but he’s re-ig(k)nighting the album with a video for his song “5 Minutes” featuring Joey Bada$$.
Joey Bada$$, Nyck Caution, & Kirk Knight Interview & Freestyle On HOT 97
Joey Bada$$, Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight
Kirk Knight & Nyck Caution are responsible for one of the most fiery freestyle sessions of 2016, which went down during their appearance on Statik Selektah's Shade 45 radio show. They may have topped that effort when Joey Bada$$ joined them yesterday for 20-minute freestyle on HOT 97's "Late Night with Peter Rosenberg."
G Herbo Feat. Joey Bada$$ "Lord Knows " Video
G Herbo Feat. Joey Bada$$
In November, G Herbo, who had just signed to Cinematic Music Group, hooked up with Joey Bada$$, who's also on the roster of the NYC label, for an unexpected and exciting collaboration, "Lord Knows." The beat came from one of the hottest in the game, Metro Boomin -- providing a different look for both rappers, especially Joey.
Joey Bada$$ & Nyck Caution Have Big Plans For 2016
Joey Bada$$ & Nyck Caution
Pro Era homies Joey Bada$$ and Nyck Caution chilled in the studio with us to discuss the evolution of Pro Era and the crew’s plans for 2016. The group started with just a crew rapping every day in a cipher, and they have carried that competitive mentality into the larger rap game. Joey teases a number of projects coming this year, including Nyck Caution, CJ Fly and a group project that is still under wraps. Nyck’s project is coming “real, real soon.”
Joey Bada$$ Gives His "Life Lessons"
Joey Bada$$ sat down with Jen DeLeon to talk some “Life Lessons” that drive the Pro Era leader’s decisions in life. He also ate an apple (golden delicious is his favorite). Lesson #1: Control your expectations. Practice acceptance. Lesson #2: Don’t take things personally.
Watch The Entire Yams Day Show
Last night marked the inaugural Yams Day concert/party/memorial in New York City, and it was lit (more on that later). If you weren’t able to attend the show and missed the live stream last night, your in luck. Yahoo and Live Nation have blessed us with an archived recording of the show.
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Joey Bada$$ "Nothin But Love" Video
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Joey Bada$$
BJ the Chicago Kid's forthcoming debut album In My Mind, due out early 2016, is a mortal lock to be flames from start to finish. Three songs from the album have already hit the digital streets, "Church" feat. Chance the Rapper, "That Girl" feat.
Joey Bada$$ Feat. Kiesza "Teach Me" Video
Joey Bada$$ Feat. Kiesza
We gave you the official lyrics video for Joey Bada$$'s B4.DA.$$ crossover single "Teach Me" back in February, but today, Joey has finally shared the official music video. As we've been seeing more and more recently (especially with Bieber's Purpose: The Movement), there's a whole lot of choreographed dancing, which makes sense considering both the song's theme and Kiesza's involvement.It could definitely give the track the push it needs to hit radio nationwide, which is totally possible given its catchiness and accessibility.
G Herbo Talks Name Change, Signing To Cinematic & "Lord Knows" Collab With Joey Bada$$
Hot off his album-quality mixtape, Ballin Like I'm Kobe, G Herbo came through HNHH to give us an update on his new label situation as well as more projects he's got coming in the near future. BLIK is the first project Herbo has dropped since changing his name from Lil Herb, and it's his first release since signing with Cinematic Music Group.