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 Rik Cordero stages the whole thing as a fake news broadcast. It’s silly but fun, at least until you think about how embattled black kids in Brooklyn probably feel after all these cop killings. Then, it gets considerably more poignant. Watch the video below.

B4.DA.$$ is out 1/20 on Cinematic.