We highlight some choice samples from Joey Bada$$' "B4.Da.$$."
This Tuesday marked the release of Joey Bada$$' long-awaited commercial debut, B4.Da.$$. We'll be reviewing the album soon enough, but first, we're using this edition of Samples Of The Week to give some shine to the production on the project.
Ever the '90s-revering youngster, Joey's laced his album with allusions and references to '90s hip-hop, mostly in the lyrics department. While he interpolates lyrics from Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Noreaga and others, we're going to focus on the instrumental samples here, as they're done a little more subtly and often still contain deeper connections to the '90s. Read on to learn about the jazzy originals that coagulated to form B4.Da.$$.