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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 figure out how to be in an adult couple, mostly because they know they’d be doomed if they were on their own. Aya Cash, the show’s female lead, plays a… More »

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 »

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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

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…
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

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

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

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

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…
James Rettig | September 27, 2014 - 3:01 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2014 - 2:43 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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),…
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…
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…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 28, 2013 - 3:46 pm