Joey Bada$$ will be gifting fans his highly anticipated debut album on his 20th birthday.
Joey Bada$$'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.
The Pro Era rapper dropped off a trailer promoting B4.DA.$$ this morning, and along with the trailer, he reveals the album is expected to arrive at the top of next year, on January 20th 2015.
He Released a message to the fans along with the trailer, explaining the significance of the album's release date: "P.eace young world this is the Badmon Jozif and I just want to thank all of my supporters and fans for being so patient with me as I finished my first album. The wait is finally almost over and the release date is locked and loaded. After discovering my birthday falls on a Tuesday (the day of the week all albums drop) next year I decided to save the album drop for then (1.20.15). I thought it was the best time to cause a shift. It's always been a goal of mine to drop a project on my birthday and the premonition has finally come into fruition. The number 120 is very unique and symbolic to me as well. My 1st album on my 20th birthday this was destiny."
Peep the trailer below, which is directed by Ric Codero. It shows the city from a bird eye's view as we follow a feather being blown by the wind, only to arrive in the hands of a little boy chilling on his stoop.
Who's ready for this? If you haven't heard Joey's single "Big Dusty" listen here.