Showing All "Joey Bada$$" Posts

After a couple of monster weeks, the music-video gods finally fell asleep on us this week, giving us warmed-over ideas and slopped-out murky execution and very, very little to get excited about.…   Read Story »
Early next year, the young Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ will finally release B4.DA.$$, his proper debut LP. In the new video for "No. 99," the Statik Selektah-produced,…   Read Story »
Joey Bada$$ built his entire career on nostalgia for early '90s New York hip-hop, but the motif that felt exciting circa 2012 debut mixtape 1999 was wearing thin by the time Summer Knights rolled…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib teamed up to release Piñata, their excellent collaborative album. One of the few album tracks that didn't have any guest rappers was the floaty sneer…   Read Story »
Although it feels like he's been around forever, the one-time teenage rap prodigy Joey Bada$$ (who's still a teenager, BTW) has yet to release an official debut album. That record, the cleverly…   Read Story »
There's still no word on when Joey Bada$$'s debut studio album will come out, though he told MTV News last week that the album was now officially done. He's about to embark on a worldwide tour and…   Read Story »
It's a bit weird to hear the young New York rap traditionalist Joey Bada$$ jump on a track with a rising dance-pop singer. But then DJ Premier did produce a bunch of songs for Christina Aguilera, so…   Read Story »
This week's big videos were Iggy Azalea's take on Kill Bill and Ariana Grande's take on (I guess) Barbarella, and they were both straight trash. You can make a good pop video by making a pastiche of…   Read Story »
Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan…   Read Story »
The young Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ is still a teenager, but he's been kicking around the mixtape circuit for a couple of years, and he's finally getting ready to release his official debut album…   Read Story »