Joey Bada$$ – “Devastated”

Thus far this year, the young Brooklyn rap sensation Joey Bada$$ has released new tracks like “Ready” and “Brooklyn’s Own.” Today, he’s shared another one called “Devastated,” and it shows a real progression for him. Whereas Bada$$’s earliest tracks were pure mid-’90s throwback, this one has a hooky and melodic delivery that places it firmly in the present day. Producers Kirk Knight, Adam Pallin, and Powers Pleasant give the beat a nicely aqueous feel, and the track uses some variation on the horn riff from OutKast’s “SpottieOttieDopalicious.” Check it out below.

Is it my imagination, or does Joey sound a bit like Rich Homie Quan on the hook there?

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