It’s perfect timing for Joey Bada$$ to team up with Glass Animals on a brand new collaboration following the response Phantogram and Big Boi have received with their Big Grams indie & hip hop collaboration. When I saw that these two artists teamed up on “Lose Control" I immediately thought It would be a bubbly, poppy, radio hit track, and to my pleasant surprise they took a darker, more eerie approach that's truly amazing and unique. Glass Animals typically have upbeat, indie pop tracks, but they put together a menacing, psychedelic beat for Joey to unleash himself with his gruffy style voice, not holding back in the slightest. They absolutely killed this collaboration as the vocalists adds his whispy singing to round out the track following Joey’s fire verses that pair surprisingly well. Enjoy the stream below and stay tuned for hopefully some more collaborations between these artists.
Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control
The Pro Era crew has become a recognized name in the hip-hop world thanks to Joey Bada$$ and his consistency with each and every release. Kirk Knight is a Pro Era producer with a multitude of impressive works, and is prepping for the release of his debut rap album Late Knight Special. This new track "Good Knight" brings on the talents of Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies as fellow NYC rappers reppin' the “Beast Coast Movement” in addition to Dizzy Wright, who fits right in with his stoner rap antics. This classic boom bap style track brings non-stop lyrical flows as these MCs trade fire verses from beginning to end.
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
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