One of our new favorite artists is Joey BADA$$. Young rapper on the rise. Got introduced to him through the connect and his debut ‘1999‘ mixtape has been stuck on repeat [download it like right now, don't hesitate] for a couple of days. Reminded us of DOOM, Ghostface, NAS, … Its got a certain je ne sais quoi sound/vibe and you hear its from Brooklyn.
Survival Tactics & Hardknock are the tracks that really got us nodding them heads and now we are hooked.
As you can imagine this 17 y.o. has generated a good deal of excitement over the past weeks & months due to his vibrant, vintage-sounding hip-hop. In the clip below he speaks about the origin of his Pro Era crew, how long he’s been rapping, how he balances school and a rap career, producers he’d like to work with, what he stands for and more.
There’s also another interview overhere, where together with CJ Fly he introduces the “Pro Era” team, elaborates on the story behind “Hardknock” and explains why after graduating High School, College is not an option.