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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 (duh) Chicago. BJ handles the hook and other melodious flair for "Like Me," and the dark subject matter of the video benefits from his plush vocals. Last year saw a… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 11, 2015

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 was a huge disappointment to me. It's not a matter of national security, but it's pretty fucking cool that Malia Obama is into Joey Bada$$, though it's less cool that someone… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 22, 2015

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, a child is listening to Action Bronson rapping about appearing on the cover of Tiger Beat and breaking a whistle off in someone's ass. I know it's a hard… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015

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 even dedicated a whole article breaking down "the Malia effect," looking at how the First Daughter's style and musical tastes have had an influence on youth culture. Joey Bada$$… More »

By: James Rettig / January 15, 2015

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$$, including the impending release of his debut album B4.DA.$$. But Bada$$ is doing what he can to turn the conversation back to his music, and last night, he made a big move to push things back in that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2015

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 this month. Fox News reports that the White House is now investigating how the photo managed to be released to the public. A representative for Joey Bada$$ told… More »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015

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 Bada$$'s rap crew, and if an Obama is publicly repping for Bada$$, then the teenage retro-rapper probably doesn't need to do things like collaborate with rising dance-pop stars. And yet! More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015

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 an adventure while down under this past weekend. As Billboard points out, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that New South Wales police arrested Bada$$ after he finished… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2015

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. 99" and "Curry Chicken," and the album features appearances from people like Action Bronson and Raury. "On & On," the latest track that Bada$$ has shared, is a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 30, 2014

Joey Bada$$ – “Curry Chicken”

After spending a couple of years gestating in the mixtape underground, the young Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ is finally about to release B4.DA.$$, his first proper album. And after sharing the purposeful early single "No. 99," Bada$$ has gone into reflective mode on "Curry Chicken," the latest album track he's made public. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2014

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," the Statik Selektah-produced, "Scenario"-referencing track that he shared yesterday, Bada$$ plays Badmon, a masked Brooklyn vigilante leading an army of likeminded kids against an ill-defined malignant authority. Director More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 9, 2014

Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99″

Joey Bada$$ built his entire career on nostalgia for early '90s New York hip-hop, but the motif that felt exciting circa 2012 debut mixtape 1999 was wearing thin by the time Summer Knights rolled around the following summer. He sounds invigorated on "No. 99," the latest single from his official debut album B4.DA.$$,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 8, 2014

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 any guest rappers was the floaty sneer "Knicks." But now there's a new version of the song with a bunch of other rappers. Gibbs and Madlib will release their KnicksMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014

Joey Bada$$ – “Christ Conscious” Video

Although it feels like he's been around forever, the one-time teenage rap prodigy Joey Bada$$ (who's still a teenager, BTW) has yet to release an official debut album. That record, the cleverly titled B4.DA.$$ ("before the money," get it?) is allegedly on its way this fall, and its lead single is called "Christ Conscious." It'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2014

Joey Bada$$ – “Get Paid”

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 released a new track last night to celebrate the occasion. "Get Paid," produced by DJ Relly… More »

By: James Rettig / September 27, 2014

Kiesza – “Bad Thing” (Feat. Joey Bada$$)

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 maybe it's on-brand. And anyway, "Bad Thing," the new single from Canadian singer Kiesza, doesn't sound anything like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014

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'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2014

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 More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014
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