Joey Bada$$ – “Mr. Wonderful”
The young Brooklyn boom-bap nostalgist Joey Bada$$ is apparently way more of an MMA fan than anyone realized. His new song “Mr. Wonderful” is an ode to the UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis, and Davis will use it as entrance music before his forthcoming bout against Anthony Johnson. The song is only two minutes long, and it’s literally entirely about Davis and all the ways he’ll beat you up. The beat, from producer Kirk Knight is a weird bleepy thing and a welcome sign that Bada$$ might move beyond ’90s-rap pastiches. Listen below.
(via Consequence Of Sound)
Davis will fight Johnson at UFC 172, which goes down 4/26 in Baltimore.