JOEY BADA$$ – LAND OF THE FREE

On his 22nd birthday, Pro Era kingpin Joey Bada$$ releases ‘Land Of The Free’, a Kirk Knight and 1-900-produced track taken from his upcoming album ‘AABA’.  Bada$$ doesn’t hold back in this four minute polemic against the current climate in American politics: “300-plus years of them cold shoulders/Yet 300 million of us still got no focus/Sorry America…

JOEY BADA$$ – DEVASTATED

Shortly after dropping upbeat new single ‘Devastated‘, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era took to the streets to his native New York City to premiere a new video for the track.  Directed by the man himself along with Shomi Patwary, Bada$$’ directorial debut played on the side of his double decker bus as he greeted mobs of fans…

JOEY BADA$$ – DEVASTATED

Joey Bada$$ gave an official release to ‘Devastated’ this weekend, a track he performed live on stage at this year’s Coachella.  The Adam Pallin, Kirk Knight and Powers Pleasant-produced track is something of a departure from the Pro Era MC’s usual Boom Bap-influenced output.  We’re all for people switching up their style; but aren’t 100% on…

JOEY BADA$$ – BROOKLYN’S OWN

‘Brooklyn’s Own’ is Joey Bada$$’ tribute to the late, great Notorious B.I.G.  Over a breezy, laid-back beat from Statik Selektah [who also produced the recently released ‘Ready‘, Bada$$ pays homage to Brookyln legends Biggie and Jay Z.  He also touches on h gun violence and life after death while paying homage to the area that raised him.  Stream…

JOEY BADA$$ – READY

Joey Bada$$ is “back with a vengeance” on new track ‘Ready’.  The Beast Coast MC clearly isn’t resting on the laurels of his debut album ‘B4.DA.$$‘; as the artwork suggests, ‘Ready’s tone is a confrontational one.  Over production from Statik Selektah, Bada$$ warns that he’s not going anywhere, relishing the fact that he’ll soon be a household name.…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close it’s that time of year again – our top ten albums list.  As ever, we’ve brought you countless excellent albums by a whole host of artists. The variety in our top ten speaks volumes about how great this year has been for music right across the world, although it will…

JOEY BADA$$ – ROUNDHOUSE, CAMDEN

Monday night saw Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era continue into phase four of their ‘World Domination Tour’.  Bringing the ‘European Invasion’ leg to Camden’s Roundhouse, the Brooklyn collective will go on to play four more dates in the UK before hitting the rest of the continent and rounding things off back home in NYC. It’s testament to the…