Over the years Statik Selektah has proved to produce some of the smoothest hip-hop beats out there, with a seemingly enless catalog under his belt. He’s enlisted the talents of Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, who have both already put out unbelieavable albums this year, and each had Statik produced beats including Joey’s recent “Curry Chicken.” This new track “Beautiful Life” has a classic sounding old school beat with melodic keys, a funky bassline, and a catchy guitar riff sample that goes perfect with these NYC rappers trading relentless verses which adds up to a perfect summer classic. Enjoy.
Statik Selektah - Beautiful Life (ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$) | iTunes
To celebrate his 20th birthday, Joey Bada$$ has released his long awaited debut full length studio album via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era. The young Brooklyn rapper also just delivered a non-album track “Born Day (AquariUS)” with Statik Selektah displaying his smooth production abilities as he samples Nas’ fitting lyrics “I woke up early on my born day, I’m 20 it’s a blessing."
Today Joey has unveiled B4.DA.$$, which sounds as if it came straight out of an early 90’s time capsule filled with smooth production and impeccable flows. The album features pleasant beats by a collection of amazing producers including Statik Selektah, Hit Boy, Dj Premier, Chuck Strangers, Kirk Knight, and more. With 15 songs and 2 bonus tracks, B4.DA.$$ is a great listen from start to finish including previous singles "Big Dusty," "No. 99," "Curry Chicken," "On & On," and "Teach Me." Buy B4.DA.$$ here.
Joey Bada$$ – Born Day (AquariUS) | iTunes
Joey Bada$$ & Action Bronson Share Must Hear Collaboration “Run Up On Ya” Produced by Statik SelektahPosted in Bangin, Chill by jordan | Tags: Action Bronson, Hip-Hop, Joey Bada$$, Rap, Statik Selektah
As we quickly approach the release of Joey Bada$$’s debut studio album B4D$$, the hype for New York’s freshest breathe of air in year grows to an all time high. Today we to hear one of the more anticipated cuts off the album with “Run Up On Ya” featuring fellow NY powerhouse Action Bronson and singer Elle Varner. Veteran producer Statik Selektah provides those classic feel good hip-hop vibes paving way for Joey and Bronson to lay down some relentless verses. Listen below and pre-order your copy of the album before it drops on January 20th. Enjoy!
Joey Bada$ "Run Up On Ya" ft. Action Bronson & Elle Varner (prod. by Statik Selektah) Shade 45 Rip | Pre-Order
Joey Bada$$ has unveiled yet another single to follow the releases of "No. 99," "Big Dusty," "On & On," and "Curry Chicken" as today marks two weeks out from the release of his debut studio album, B4.DA.$$. As a Zane Lowe BBC 1 featured track, "Teach Me" has been dubbed "the hottest record in the world right now," and leaves us incredibly excited to hear this young Brooklyn rapper's forthcoming album. Teaming up with fellow Pro Era producer Chuck Strangers and New York’s ASTR provides for a horn laced beat that brings a higher energy level than we’ve seen previously from Joey. “Teach Me” serves as a bonus track off the album and features pop singer Kiesza on the amazingly catchy hook. This tune displays Joey's versatility as he successfully steps out of his comfort zone to create a hip hop dance song with a poppy feel.
Joey Bada$$ – "Teach Me" ft. Kiesza (Prod. by Chuck Strangers & ASTR)
In preparation for the release of his debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, Joey Bada$$ gives us another teaser from the project. As the latest single from the album, “On & On” utilizes Freddie Joachim’s mellow production as Joey displays his smooth lyrical prowess. This track shows the diversity of the forthcoming album as it offers a more laid back vibe than previous releases with "Big Dusty," "99," and "Curry Chicken." The album has great production credits including Kirk Knight, J Dilla, DJ Premier, Hit Boy, Statik Selektah, The Roots, and more. Listen to Joey get introspective on this song as he enlists features from Pro Era’s Dyemond Lewis and London based Maverick Sabre. Stay tuned for B4.DA.$$ to drop on 1/20.
Joey Bada$$ – On & On | Stream Only
Tracklist after the jump
Less than a month away from the release of Joey Bada$$' debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, he delivers another sneak peak to follow up his previous singles "No. 99" and "Big Dusty". Joey has linked up with Pro Era favorite and incredibly talented turntabilist/producer, Static Selektah, to bring us a very strong new single, “Curry Chicken." Joey’s boom bap style brings back some classic 90’s vibes as if this tune was discovered in a time capsule from around the time this 19 year old rapper was born. This emcee has a clever knack of finding production littered with soulful samples, and this track is no different as Statik Selektah brings an uplifting, soulful cut filled with scratches and pleasant samples. Joey gets nostalgic on this track offering introspective thoughts while having fun with vocal effects on the hook. B4.DA.$$ is out on 1/20 via Cinematic.
Joey Bada$$ – Curry Chicken | Stream Only
Joey Bada$$ continues to tease more new music from his upcoming debut studio album with one of his most raw tracks to date. Hip-hop producer legend Statik Selektah set the tone for "No. 99" with an instrumental fueled around some gritty live bass guitar and drums. Joey comes in and spits straight fire fueled verses from start to finish through the entire near 3 minute song. This following up Joey's remix of Freddie Gibbs' "Knicks" and "Get Paid" leaves us with high expectations for the upcoming album out January 20th. Enjoy!
Joey Bada$$ – No. 99 | Stream Only
Earlier this year, rapper Freddie Gibbs and legendary producer Madlib teamed up on Piñata to create one of the strongest pure hip-hop albums of the year. Piñata is peppered with stellar guest verses throughout the project with “Knicks” being one of the only tunes with just Freddie.
Well now "Knicks" has been remixed with rising legends Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson and Ransom all added to the track going in and out of Gibbs verses. The song is set to release apart of a Knicks Remix EP, which also comes up with an instrumental, on top of two unreleased Madlib beats, and a new song alongside BJ The Chicago Kid titled “Home.” The EP is set to release 11/18 but you can listen to the star studded remix below. Enjoy!
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Knicks (Remix)” (Feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom)
A1. Knicks Remix feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ransom
A2. Knicks Remix (Instrumental)
A3. The Dunk (Bonus Beat)
B1. Home ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
B2. Home (Instrumental)
B3. The Garden (Bonus Beat)
While we patiently wait for B4DA$$, the much hyped debut studio album from Joey Bada$$, he tides everyone over with a brand new track. “Get Paid” is a smooth pure hip-hop heater featuring some chilled out production from DJ Relly Rell and Joey spitting some always lethal verses.
This also marks the first day kicking off his #B4DAMONEY Tour today, dates below.
Joey Bada$$ – "Get Paid" | Stream Only
B4DA$$ Tour Dates
9/27: Paradise – Boston, MA: bit.ly/1mOkrsF
9/28: Guvernment – Toronto, CA: bit.ly/1mOfLmD
10/1: Barrymore – Madison, WI: bit.ly/1oNmrRz
10/2: Metro – Chicago, IL: bit.ly/1BPZDuJ
10/3: Mill City – Minneapolis, MN: bit.ly/Vki7T3
10/4: Granada – Lawrence, KS: bit.ly/1t0qr7o
10/5: Slowdown – Omaha, NE: bit.ly/1AjKqk6
10/7: Gothic – Englewood, CO: bit.ly/1pcn9MK
10/8: Complex – Salt Lake City, UT: bit.ly/1qBRNMy
10/10: Showbox – Seattle, WA: bit.ly/1oNuPWl
Statik Selektah ft. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs – Carry On (Music Video) : Must Hear Hip-Hop CollaborationPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: Freddie Gibbs, Hip-Hop, Joey Bada$$, Music Video, Statik Selektah
Joey Bada$$ is the visionary bringing back that no bullshit, 90's styled hip-hop that we can't get enough and adds another notch in his belt today. He's linked up with rap legend Freddie Gibbs for the brand new track "Carry On" produced by fellow hip-hop legend Statik Selektah. The jazz inspired production is the perfect background for Joey and Freddie to deliver some unreal verses. The video matches the vibe of the song and has some simple shots of the 3 of them going in while in the middle of an unknown park. This track is on Staik Selektah's newly released album What Goes Around. Enjoy!
Statik Selektah ft. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs – Carry On (Music Video) | iTunes
Joey Bada$$ let's loose the first cut from his debut studio album B4DA$$, following up the highly acclaimed Summer Knights. This first single "Big Dusty" produced by his go to prodcuer Kirk Knight has some nice chilled out drums and a feint yet effective piano line setting the tone of the track. We hear a far more matured Joey drop some of the most raw lines I've ever heard from the young artist who has grown up fast traveling the world over the past year. His lyricism and flow manages to hook you on every single word like most rappers are unable to do in their entire careers.You can listen below until it’s available through iTunes tomorrow, August 5th. Enjoy.
Joey Bada$$ – Big Dusty (Prod. Kirk Knight)
Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew continue making waves by releasing the latest Pro Era project, The Shift EP. Spread over 5 tracks we get a taste of the rest of the Pro Era crew outside of Joey including Kirk Knight, Dyemond Lewis, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly, A La $ole, Dessy Hinds, Roka-Mouth, Dirty Sanchez and Jakk The Rhymer. Joey's signature flow shines bright on both "Butterflies" and "On My Life", yet the rest of the release lets us get more familiar with the rest of the talented crew. You can listen to the full release below in full and pick up a free copy thanks to ScionAV. Enjoy!
Joey Bada$$ – The Shift EP | Free Download
“Extortion” [Kirk Knight X Dyemond Lewis] Prod. By Kirk Knight
“Come Come” [Dirty Sanchez X Roka-Mouth X Jakk The Rhymer] 47′s Prod. By Roka-Mouth
“Hail Razor” [A La $ole X Dessy Hinds X CJ Fly] Prod. By Backpack
“On My Life” [Joey Bada$$ X Nyck Caution] Prod. By Kirk Knight
“Butterflies” [Dirty Sanchez x Roka x CJ Fly x Nyck Caution x ALa $ole x Dessy x Joey Bada$$]
Brooklyn hip-hop lyricist Joey Bada$$ continues his rise with a brand new song just in time for Valentines Day. The song "Pantie Raid Ft. II" is a brand new ode to being with older women. It packs some laid back production from Bruce Leeki that couldn't be smoother. This is the first song off the upcoming Pro Era mixtape Secc$ Tap.e Vol.2, which is slated for a February 14th release. Stream and grab a free download of this track below. Enjoy!
Words from Joey about the track: Lil sumchin for the ladies , early valentine's day present ;) -
Joey Bada$$ - Pantie Raid Pt. II (Prod. Bruce Leekix) : Free Download
2013 proved to be a huge year in hip-hop with many artists stepping up and creating well established names for themselves throughout the year. We spent countless hours narrowing down the fine class of individuals by weighing out various aspects from label signings, music releases, live shows, media appearances and ability to create their own unique fanbase. Here is ThisSongIsSick.com Top 10 Breakout Rappers of 2013.
-Chance The Rapper
Breakout rapper of the year goes to Chicago’s newest star Chance the Rapper hands down. Having started his 2013 takeover by dropping the highly acclaimed Acid Rap mixtape which featured Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul among others which racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads upon its release. The momentum escalated by a string of collaborations and features including: popular UK singer James Blake on “Life Round Here”, pop star Justin Bieber “Confident”, as well as featured on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5 Mixtape “You Song”. The hype was solidified with live performances across the US and Europe including a massive overpacked performance in his home city of Chicago at Lollapalooza. He then ventured out on a Sold Out headlining ‘Social Experiment Tour’ across the US. He even managed to slip his way in a televised Myspace commercial. We can expect huge things from Chance in 2014 as we have his debut album to anxiously look forward to. Twitter | Facebook
Breakout D.C. rapper Logic has been hot on our radar for years now starting the year off with a TSIS sponsored Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever mixtape and then announcing the signing with the iconic Def Jam Records. He has let the news out that he has Hit-Boy and No-Id amongst producers to provide production for his upcoming debut album which is sure to make quite the statement. He has had multiple sold out headlining tours building his strong group of fans called the “Rattpack” which really shows that his buzz expands far past the internet. We expect even bigger things to follow with his debut album release next year, watch out. Twitter | Facebook
The extremely young New Yorker Joey Bada$$ (just recently turning 18) has been on a mission to bring back the true “real hip-hop” of New York from the 90’s with his Pro Era crew and has been succeeding well. Joey kicked 2013 off with his collaboration alongside living icon DJ Premiere “Unorthodox” that was unarguably one of the best hip-hop tracks of the year. This was only the first track off his soon to be released Summer Knights EP which turned into one of the best mixtapes of the year. Due to the success of the mixtape select tracks, new ones were released under the same name as Summer Knights EP giving his fans a further taste to hold on to before his debut major label album. Him and his Pro Era crew are apart of a thriving pack of fresh hip-hop collectives in new york with The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies who all managed to go out on a small nationwide run known as The Beast Coast Tour. Achieving all this and being barely 18 years old shows some insane potential for him to come in 2014 where he has already revealed his debut album is set for an early 2014 release titled B4.Da.$$. Twitter | Facebook
One of hip-hop’s most interesting new faces is the unforgettable voice and charisma of Detroit rapper Danny Brown who broke numerous headlines in 2013. He managed to release his third album “Old” through A-Trak’s primarily electronic music driven Fools Gold Record Label, finding success as the album made its way to #16 on the Billboard 200. The genre defying LP is packed with collaborations from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Charlie XCX, A-Trak and Rustie. Danny Brown showed real steel by proving he’s not afraid to step out of any boundaries of music and releasing an official remix of indie band Portual. the Man. Continous new music and a track record for energetic onstage presence landed him on stages such as Coachella, Electric Forest, North Coast Music Festival and saw him pair up with trap and bass producer / DJ Baauer on a collaborative sold out “Worst Of Both Worlds” tour. With all this hype, Danny captured a national TV appearance alongside Russell Brand on Kathy Griffin’s Bravo TV Show among many others. Danny has continued to develop off the beaten trail into a new brand of rapping that makes Danny such a hot commodity. We can expect only the largest of things from Danny Brown in 2014 and should expect to see him touring heavily as well as new music. Twitter | Facebook
One of Queens, New York’s finest Action Bronson has put in work for years and finally received his rightful amount of shine by taking his career to new levels in 2013. He kicked the year off right by being featured on A$AP Rocky’s monster Long.Live.A$AP album with a verse on the infamous track “1Train” alongside Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown and Big K.R.I.T. Bronson finally received his title in XXL Magazine’s “2013 Freshman Class” which earned him further recognition globally, followed by a much talked about performance at Coachella Music Festival and a co-headlining tour with Bruiser Brigade’s Danny Brown on the 2 High 2 Die tour. The year really heated up after releasing his major label EP “SAAAB Stories” entirely produced by Harry Fraud and features verses by Raekwon and Wiz Khalifa. To keep the buzz brewing, he capped the year off with a very strong and distinctively off-beat themed mixtape “Blue Chips Pt. 2” produced fully by the talented Party Supplies boasting features from Mac Miller and Ab-Soul among others. 2014 for Action features a much anticipated debut major label album with features from legends Nas, Mobb Deep and Kool G Rap already confirmed. Twitter | Facebook
After signing with Rick Rock’s Maybach Music Group in 2012, Chicago native Rockie Fresh went under wraps for his biggest year yet. He kicked 2013 off hard with his first MMG release in the form of his much anticipated Electric Highway mixtape featuring Rick Ross, Curren$y, Nipsey Hussle and production from Lunice of TNGHT. Rockie supported the mixtape with a headlining Electric Highway tour bringing out Lunice among others. He was featured on the MMG Self Made Vol. 3 compilation on 6 different tracks. He managed to finish out the year with a free collaboration EP alongside Casey Veggies aptly titled “Fresh Veggies” produced by Lunice, Jahlil Beats and Hit-Boy. 2014 holds a brand new mixtape, which is set to be his final tape with already confirmed collaborations with indie singer Ed Sheeran and production from Lunice, Boi1da and others. This will provide the last push into his debut studio album from Maybach which is set to release in addition to the mixtape before the end of the year. Twitter | Facebook
Following Kendrick Lamar’s footsteps as the next member of the Black Hippy rap group to break out as a solo artist is Schoolboy Q who had quite a successful 2013. An unbelievable amount of hype surrounding his debut major label album Oxymoron that led to everybody not even getting the album with us now having to wait till next February. The album’s first single “Collared Greens” ft. TDE leader Kendrick Lamar was obsessively replayable, which became extremely successful both online and even gaining him radio play. Outside of his solo work he even managed to have an TV appearance on Jay Leno performing his song with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “White Walls”. From all of his buzz he earned the right to play all throughout the country supporting A$AP Rocky on his 40 date Long Live A$AP Tour. I have quite a feeling that Schoolboy’s new album Oxymoron is going to be in the same league as TDE mate Kendrick Lamar’ Good Kid, M.A.A.D City with already confirmed features from the entire Black Hippy cast including Kendrick, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Pharrell and The Alchemist with many more to be added. Twitter | Facebook
Whether it’s his over the top physical appearance (from hair to clothing), unmistakable lyricism on tracks, unforgettable charisma on his TV appearances, sheer ability to captivate his social media audience, or maybe all of these things combined, it’s safe to say Riff Raff aka Jody Highroller has cemented himself as one of the most recognizable and talked about rappers around. Riff Raff was on his grind throughout 2013, producing an overwhelming amount of music video content which consistently showed off his playboy lifestyle while delivering abstract verses. His highly anticipated debut album Neon Icon being released on Mad Decent with feature collaborations with Drake, A$AP Rocky, Future, Snoop Dogg, and other notable hip-hop artists along with Riff Raff stating that he’s creating music video’s for each track on the album. Playing countless dates on Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party, on top of selling out his own headline shows nationwide is only a taste of the success Riff Raff saw in 2013. The addition of Jody Husky to Riff Raff’s persona has increased his social media presence greatly as the chillest pup in the business keeps his master company along every step of the way. Becoming a regular host on MTV’s red carpet events and guest spots on various shows is only foreshadowing the crossover of Riff raff to the TV / Movie world. He ends the year keeping the world on it’s toes for his debut album Neon Icon set for a 2014 release. Twitter | Facebook
Following A$AP Rocky as the next break apart as a solo artist from the A$AP mob is A$AP Ferg, aka Mr. Trap Lord. He gained attention heading into 2013 with the success of his is song “Work” from the A$AP Mob mixtape, so it was fitting he brought ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and Trinidad James on for the official remix and what became the first single off his debut project Trap Lord. What started as a mixtape grew into the rappers debut album release due to how big of a project it had become and how many artists were involved. He brought out legends like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Onyx and new stars including A$AP Rocky, Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana and Trinidad James. The song “Shabba” became the artists first radio single gaining huge airplay in the United States. The album overall lived up to the hype coming in at #9 overall on the Billboard album chart. Ferg acted on the hype by supporting Juicy J on his sold out Stay Trippy tour. BET actually named him “Rookie Of the Year”, although he was not there to accept the award as he did not think he was going to win, perfectly summing up how unexpectedly big Ferg managed to grow in one years span. His 2014 looks very promising with an expected headline tour, and new music in the works! Twitter | Facebook
While the group Odd Future was spreading virally thanks to members Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean, 19 year old member Earl Sweatshirt was locked away at a Juvenile facility in Samoa, although still managed to accumulate a notorious internet fame. 2013 was finally this young rappers time to truly shine as a solo artist with a much anticipated debut album “Doris” which he premiered material for while on stage with Flying Lotus and Mac Miller in the spring. He then released the expectedely offbeat visual for “WHOA” featuring Tyler, The Creator which grew to being his biggest video to date. The album also featured Frank Ocean and Mac Miller, RZA, Casey Veggies among others and was received commercially extremely well hitting the #5 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Overall and even securing the #1 Hip-Hop spot. He put the hype on the line bringing out fans across the US with his co-headlining tour with Tyler, The Creator with all sold out dates. With how promosing his album was and his ability to perform live, Tyler might have a running for top artist out of the OF crew. Twitter | Facebook
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