Recent BTW Joey Bada$$ has generated a good deal of excitement thanks to his vibrant, vintage-sounding hip-hop, a sound that effortlessly channels New York rap of the ’90s. Songs like “Hardknock” and “Survival Tactics” coolly wear the influence of Nas’s legendary Illmatic on their sleeves, and so far, I’m hearing some Like Water For Chocolate-era Common in there as well (and maybe some DOOM? Makes sense). 1999, his debut mixtape, has been anticipated for some time, and today it went live. Stream it below.
Download the entire tape at LiveMixtapes.