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Young Thug Is A Renewable Energy Resource

Atlanta trap music is getting tired. It had a great run. Three or four years ago, this was music that seemed to crackle with electricity.
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2016 - 10:24 am

Status Ain't Hood

Stop Trying To Make French Montana Happen

We should talk about Max B. Over the past few years, the Harlem sing-rapper has emerged as one of the most influential rap voices in…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2016 - 10:39 am

Status Ain't Hood

Does The World Need Odd Future?

For my money, the best non-Fargo show on TV right now is You're The Worst, the FXX comedy about two deeply fucked-up people trying to…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2015 - 9:19 am

More Joey Bada$$ stories

Watch Joey Bada$$ Recite Kanye West’s McDonald’s Poem

Among the many gifts included in Frank Ocean's Boys Don't Cry zine is a poem that Kanye West wrote about McDonalds. It's inspired many great…
James Rettig | August 22, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Devastated” Video

Joey Bada$$ steps out of the '90s every now and then, and he did just that with the lightweight trap sound of "Devastated." He premiered…
Collin Robinson | August 10, 2016 - 2:12 pm

Joey Bada$$ Discusses His Seinfeld-Obsessed Mr. Robot Character, Dropping Out Of Young Obama Movie Because Of Coachella

Mr. Robot is a dystopian cyber drama filled with plenty of hacking, conspiracy theories, and revolution. As a nod to the premise of the show,…
Collin Robinson | July 13, 2016 - 11:02 am

Live Nation Cancels 6 NYC Shows In The Wake Of Irving Plaza Shooting

In the wake of the unfortunate shooting during an opening act of a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza last week that left one person dead…
Collin Robinson | June 1, 2016 - 4:53 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Devastated”

Thus far this year, the young Brooklyn rap sensation Joey Bada$$ has released new tracks like "Ready" and "Brooklyn's Own." Today, he's shared another one…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2016 - 11:09 am

Watch LCD Soundsystem Cover Prince’s “Controversy” At Coachella

Last weekend, reunited Coachella headliners LCD Soundsystem paid tribute to David Bowie. Last night, sadly, they were forced to mourn another fallen musical legend. Near…
Peter Helman | April 23, 2016 - 11:17 am

Your Old Droog – “Just Rhymin'” (Feat. Styles P & Joey Bada$$)

The Coney Island rapper Your Old Droog came to prominence in 2014 as a mysterious presence, one who sounded a whole hell of a lot…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2016 - 9:22 am

Flatbush Zombies Put The Beast In Beast Coast At SXSW

When Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, the Flatbush Zombies, the Underachievers, Phony Ppl, and Action Bronson began the "Beast Coast" movement back around 2011, I…
Collin Robinson | March 18, 2016 - 11:00 am

Joey Bada$$ – “Brooklyn’s Own”

Today marks the 19th anniversary of Biggie Smalls' death, and fellow Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ is paying homage in the form of a new song.
Peter Helman | March 9, 2016 - 9:44 pm

Joey Bada$$ Cast On Mr. Robot

Joey Bada$$ has been cast on the upcoming second season of Mr. Robot, USA Network's paranoid techno-thriller that recently won the Golden Globe Award for…
James Rettig | March 4, 2016 - 4:57 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Ready”

Joey Bada$$ is currently working on the follow-up to last year's B4.DA.$$, and today he debuted a new one-off from those recording sessions on Ebro's…
Peter Helman | February 22, 2016 - 8:38 pm

Joey Bada$$ Got Into A Fight With A Yeezy Season Photog Who Called Him A$AP Rocky

I feel bad for TMZ photographers sometimes. They actually do a lot of research to be the vultures they are, and any slip-up can have…
Collin Robinson | February 12, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Kendrick Lamar, FKA twigs, Joey Bada$$ Appear In Calvin Klein Ads

Calvin Klein has just unveiled its new #mycalvins ad campaign, which features a whole mess of celebrities explaining exactly what they do in their Calvins…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2016 - 10:54 pm

Watch Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Best Coast, & More Act In A High Octane Promo For Triple J’s Hottest 100

Triple J is an Australian radio program that hosts a "Hottest 100" contest every year, in which listeners vote for their favorite singles. The 100…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 9, 2015 - 5:13 pm

BJ The Chicago Kid – “Nothin’ But Love” (Feat. Joey Bada$$) Video

Earlier this year, the up-and-coming R&B singer BJ The Chicago Kid recruited the rapper Joey Bada$$ and the great comedian Hannibal Burress for his sunny,…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Teach Me” (Feat. Kiesza) Video

Joey Bada$$ released his collaboration with the Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Kiesza, "Teach Me," way back in January as a single off of this year's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 16, 2015 - 3:41 pm

G Herbo – “Lord Knows” (Feat. Joey Bada$$) (Prod. Metro Boomin)

G Herbo, the furious young rapper who used to go by Lil Herb, comes from the Chicago drill world, but he's more of an old-style…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 9:28 am

Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – “Lose Control”

UK buzz band Glass Animals have paired their shadowy indie-R&B sound with rap before, inviting people like Rome Fortune and Chester Watson to hop on…
Peter Helman | October 6, 2015 - 6:43 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Aim High”

Scion is still sponsoring new song! The car company cannot be seeing any financial return from pumping money into different strains of underground music, and…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Kirk Knight – “Good Knight” (Feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, & Dizzy Wright)

Kirk Knight is a young rapper and producer from New York and a part of Joey Bada$$'s Pro Era crew. On the new track "Good…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Grimes, TV On The Radio, Tinashe To Play Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA

Last year, for the first time ever, Red Bull Sound Select spent all of November presenting some finely-curated shows in venues all around the city…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 9:52 am

Statik Selektah – “Beautiful Life” (Feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$) Video

For his single "Beautiful Life," the boom-bap revivalist DJ and producer Statik Selektah rounded up a couple of recent-vintage New York heavyweights, Action Bronson and…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2015 - 12:51 pm

BJ The Chicago Kid – “Nothin But Love” (Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Hannibal Buress)

The R&B singer BJ The Chicago Kid has flown under the radar for a few years, but he's still done great work with just about…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Joey Bada$$ Decries Media “Brainwashing” Over Bill Cosby Story

We've already been over this once when Chuck D defended Bill Cosby last week, so I'll spare the indignation this time around except to say…
James Rettig | July 20, 2015 - 11:48 am

Southpaw Soundtrack Has New Songs From Eminem & Gwen Stefani, Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, & More

Eminem's music is an integral part of the new boxing film Southpaw, first soundtracking the trailer and then sharing a full version of his new…
Caitlin White | June 26, 2015 - 10:16 am

Joey Bada$$ – “Paper Trail$” Video

Joey Bada$$ released his debut LP B4.DA.$$ earlier this year, and today we're getting a new video for the DJ Premier-produced track "Paper Trail$." Directed…
Peter Helman | June 16, 2015 - 7:11 pm

Statik Selektah – “Beautiful Life” (Feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$)

Veteran DJ/producer Statik Selektah is gearing up for the release of his seventh studio album, appropriately entitled Lucky 7 and even more appropriately being released…
Peter Helman | June 9, 2015 - 8:12 pm
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