It feels like an internet eon since the Brooklyn teenager Joey Bada$$ rode his ’90s boom-bap revivalism to a serious level of online buzz. In reality, it’s only been about two years since 1999, Joey’s strong debut mixtape, and he’s just now getting around to readying B4DA$$, his first proper album. His first single is called “Big Dusty,” and it’s a glimmering piece of retro-rap produced by Joey’s Pro Era associate Kirk Knight, and it’s exactly the type of low-stakes head-nod shit Joey should be making. Listen to it below.
“Big Dusty” is out tonight on iTunes. B4DA$$ is coming this fall.