JOEY BADA$$ – PAPER TRAIL$

Joey Bada$$ releases a set of Tom Gould-directed visuals for ‘B4.DA.$$‘ cut ‘Paper Trail$’.  As with the DJ Premier-produced track itself, the video speaks of the necessity of the paper chase versus the materialism that the system breeds.  The video balances the classic, 90s Hip Hop vibe of the track itself with a sleek, modern aesthetic; using monochrome…

JOEY BADA$$ – LIKE ME [FT. BJ THE CHICAGO KID]

The video for Joey Bada$$’ ‘Like Me’ couldn’t me more topical: released in the unofficial ‘Dilla Month’ dedicated to the life of the track’s producer, it depicts the Pro Era rapper being shot by the NYPD.  The track features BJ The Chicago Kid and is taken from Joey’s sensational debut LP ‘B4.DA.$$‘.  Stream below via…

JOEY BADA$$ – B4.DA.$$

On this, his 20th birthday, Joey Bada$$ releases his debut LP ‘B4.DA.$$’ [pronounced ‘Before Da Money’].  We’ve already heard plenty of singles from the album [the likes of ‘Big Dusty‘, ”Christ Conscious‘, ‘No. 99‘, ‘Curry Chicken‘, ‘Teach Me‘ ‘Run Up On Ya‘ have been released steadily since last Summer], but at nineteen tracks long there’s…

JOEY BADA$$ – TEACH ME

With less than two weeks to go until the release of ‘B4.DA.$$’ [January 20], Joey Bada$$ drops a new cut from the album entitled ‘Teach Me’.  The track features Canadian vocalist Kiesza on the hook and comes with production based around a simple breakbeat from Chuck Strangers and fellow CMG labelmates ASTR.  It’s decidedly more…

JOEY BADA$$ – CURRY CHICKEN

After the superb video for ‘No. 99‘, Joey Bada$$ releases another cut from his upcoming album, ‘B4.DA.$$’ [January 20].  New track ‘Curry Chicken’ is also produced by his tour DJ, Statik Selektah and is far more mellow than it’s politically-charged predecessor.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

JOEY BADA$$ – NO. 99 [VIDEO]

After premiering the audio on SoundCloud yesterday, Joey Bada$$ releases the full visual accompaniment to ‘No. 99’.  The Statik Selektah-produced track will feature on his upcoming album ‘B4.DA.$$’ [January 20], and comes with a video starring the man himself as his Brooklyn vigilante alter-ego, ‘BADMON’.  Stream below via YouTube.’

JOEY BADA$$ – NO. 99

Those who were lucky enough to catch Joey Bada$$ on tour these last few months will have heard new track ‘No. 99’, and will remember being taught exactly how to shout ‘B4DMON’ [Joey’s alter-ego] along with the chorus.  Produced by his tour DJ Statik Selektah, No. 99 sees Bada$$ discuss police violence and war on…