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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

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 alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer ClintMore »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Big Dusty” Video

The young Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ is still a teenager, but he’s been kicking around the mixtape circuit for a couple of years, and he’s finally getting ready to release his official debut album B4DA$$. First single “Big Dusty” is a glimmering piece of mid-’90s style boom-bap, and the video, true to the Pro Era… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 11:52 am

Joey Bada$$ – “Big Dusty”

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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 4:13 pm

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 minute… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Pantie Raid Pt. II”

The Brooklyn teenage boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ is the sort of rapper who uses the phrase “expand your ocular” in a song that’s supposed to be a love-rap. That’s just who he is. He will never change. Bada$$’s new track is called “Pantie Raid Pt. II,” and on its Soundcloud description, he calls it “Lil… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Capital Steez – “47 Piiirates” (Feat. Dirty Sanchez) Video

Last year, Capital Steez, a young Brooklyn rapper and member of Joey Bada$$’s Pro Era crew, took his own life just before Christmas. This week, Pro Era has marked the one-year anniversary of his death by making a video for “47 Piiirates,” a Bada$$-produced track from Steez’s AmeriKKKan Korrpution Reloaded mixtape, made up of rotoscoped… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 26, 2013 - 11:05 am

Joey Bada$$ x J Dilla – “Two Lips”

The space-rap production legend J Dilla died almost eight years ago, and it’s crazy that there are still unused Dilla beats floating around out there in the ether. Well, there are, and the young Brooklyn ’90s-rap enthusiast Joey Bada$$ got ahold of one of them, huskily riding it and turning it into a new song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “My Yout” Video

In the video for “My Yout” from the new Summer Knights EP (not to be confused with the Summer Knights mixtape from earlier this year), Joey Bada$$ and collaborator Maverick Sabre traipse around St. Lucia, appropriate for a song built on syncopated island riddims. Motion Family directed the clip, which is a vibrantly colorful take… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul Handcuffed By St. Louis Police

Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, and a few members of the Pro Era crew were handcuffed by police officers last night during their St. Louis stop of their “Smoker’s Club Tour” but were released shortly after. DJ Statik Selektha, who is currently on tour with the two rappers, told HipHopDX, “No one is in jail. The co… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “My Jeep” (Feat. Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, & Chuck Strangers)

Joey Bada$$ will follow-up his summer-released mixtape Summer Knights with an EP of the same name this month. The new collection features a handful of songs that appear on its namesake, including “95 Til Infinity” and “Hilary $wank.” Two brand new cuts also appear on the EP, including “My Jeep,” for which Bada$$ has enlisted… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 28, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Hillary Swank” Video

On his recent Summer Knights mixtape, the Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ found himself falling into something of a stylistic rut. But at least visually, Joey and his collaborators keep things shifting around in his new video for the Summer Knights track “Hillary Swank.” The clip, directed by Alex Lill, switches visual perspective from crackling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Photos: Musicfest NW 2013

This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things on the festival circuit this summer and our photographer Colin McLaughlin captured a great deal of them. Above are his photos of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Neko Case, Earth, FIDLAR, Joey… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Killuminati Pt. 2″

Two weeks ago, Kendrick Lamar raised a ton of eyebrows with his frothing, forceful verse on Big Sean’s “Control (HOF).” During that verse, Kendrick — from Compton — called himself the king of New York and called out a long list of his peers by name, claiming that he’s trying to annihilate all of them… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2013 - 9:28 am

Download Joey Bada$$ Summer Knights Mixtape

After one delay and a whole lot of anticipation, the teenage Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ has released his Summer Knights mixtape. It’s the follow-up to last year’s 1999, the tape that put Joey and his Pro Era crew on the map, and it’s got production from some masters of the boom-bap form that Joey and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “95 Til Infinity” Video

Next week, the teenage Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ will release his new mixtape Summer Knights, his first since 1999 put him on the map last year. And the beautifully shot new video for the raspy, floaty mixtape track “95 Til Infinity,” directed by Joey himself, we see Joey ambling across Brooklyn and Manhattan, sometimes wearing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Amethyst Rockstar” (Feat. Kirk Knight) (Prod. DOOM)

Teenage Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ by rapping over shockingly accurate takes on mid-’90s boom-bap and late-’90s underground rap, and now that he’s famous, he’s getting to collaborate with some of the titans of those two fields. He already linked up with DJ Premier on “Unorthodox,” and now he and his Pro Era compadre Kirk Knight… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “95 Til Infinity”

Joey Bada$$, the Brooklyn teenager who’s made quite a name for himself in the past year by reviving mid-’90s New York rap styles, was supposed to release his new mixtape Summer Knights today; we’d already posted the early single “Word Is Bond.” That didn’t happen; Joey had to push back the tape’s release. But a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2013

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 »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era – “Like Water” Video

Late last year, Pro Era, the crew of teenage Brooklyn boom-bap revivalists led by Joey Bada$$, released their all-crew PEEP The aPROcalypse mixtape. Three days later, the group member Capital Steez was dead, having taken his own life at the age of 19. In the haunting new video for the PEEP The aPROcalypse track “Like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 9:27 am