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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. There are good videos on the list below, but many of them are videos that would’ve missed the top five during a busier… More »

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 a particular movie; 2Pac doing Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome springs immediately to mind. But that’s not enough. The… More »

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

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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
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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
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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
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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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Joey Bada$$ – “Like Me” (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid) Video

For one of the slower, jazzier numbers on his debut album B4.DA.$$, Joey Bada$$ enlisted BJ The Chicago Kid, an incredibly slept-on crooner out of…
Caitlin White | February 11, 2015 - 5:32 pm
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Joey Bada$$ Says Feds Have Tapped His Phone Since Malia Obama Photo

I've gotta say, the fact that Malia Obama's Pro Era T-shirt wasn't brought up during the president's State Of The Union address on Tuesday wa…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 22, 2015 - 3:53 pm
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Joey Bada$$ – “Run Up On Ya” (Feat. Action Bronson & Elle Varner)

If Malia Obama really is a Joey Bada$$ fan, America is going to have to face the sobering truth that, somewhere in the White House,…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2015 - 3:40 pm
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Watch Joey Bada$$ On Bloomberg TV, Of All Places, Discussing The Malia Effect

Following the leak of the photo of Malia Obama wearing a Pro Era t-shirt, the media went into a frenzy. The New York Post eve…
James Rettig | January 15, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Watch Joey Bada$$ Play The Tonight Show With BJ The Chicago Kid & The Roots

Right now, the Malia Obama selfie story is threatening to overwhelm everything else about Joey Bada$$, including the impending release of his debut album B4.DA.$$.
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2015 - 9:08 am

White House Is Reportedly Investigating That Photo Of Malia Obama In A Joey Bada$$ Shirt

Malia Obama solidified herself as one of the coolest First Daughters ever after a picture of her wearing a Pro Era t-shirt surfaced online earlier…
James Rettig | January 9, 2015 - 8:46 am
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Joey Bada$$ – “Teach Me” (Feat. Kiesza)

Earlier this week, a picture of presidential daughter Malia Obama wearing a Pro Era shirt made the internet rounds. Pro Era is, of course, Joey…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2015 - 5:00 pm
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Joey Bada$$ Arrested For Hospitalizing Australian Security Guard

Summer festival season is in full swing in Australia, and the young Brooklyn '90s-rap nostalgist Joey Bada$$, whose debut album B4.DA.$$ is out 1/20, had…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2015 - 9:14 am
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Joey Bada$$ – “On & On” (Feat. Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis)

Next month, B4.DA.$$, the official debut from the young Brooklyn rap classicist Joey Bada$$, is set to arrive. We've lately posted album tracks like "No.
Tom Breihan | December 30, 2014 - 9:23 am
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Joey Bada$$ – “Curry Chicken”

After spending a couple of years gestating in the mixtape underground, the young Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ is finally about to release B4.DA.$$, hi…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2014 - 8:53 am

Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99″ Video

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,"…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2014 - 9:07 am
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Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99″

Joey Bada$$ built his entire career on nostalgia for early '90s New York hip-hop, but the motif that felt exciting circa 2012 debut mixtape 1999
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2014 - 3:41 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Knicks (Remix)” (Feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom)

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…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 1:22 pm
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Joey Bada$$ – “Christ Conscious” Video

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 a…
Chris DeVille | September 30, 2014 - 11:38 am
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