Brooklyn emcee Joey Bada$$ is bringing back the old school New York City sound. In a time where hip hop music has been declared “dead” and become mainstream and poppy, Bada$$ and his Progressive Era crew provide a refreshing mix of lyrical complexity and dope old school beats.
As a 17 year old trying to gain exposure in this era of internet rappers, Joey Bada$$ dropped his “1999” mixtape which finds him exploring the street-based philosophy in the Mecca of hip hop music, New York City. Rhyming over beats by legends J. Dilla and Lord Finesse, Bada$$ does not disappoint. We haven’t heard a sound like this since the early 90’s when New York City hip hop took over. I expect a big buzz around this guy in the next couple of months.
Listen and download the mixtape “1999” here
My personal favorites on the tape are “Snakes” and “World Domination“.