Joey Bada$$ is a Brooklyn rapper who, at the tender age of 17, is equipped with a startling, circa-94 flow– a detail-rich and syllable-packed wonder that suggests years of listening to vintage MF DOOM, AZ, and Cormega.
Pitchfork did a nice little interview with up-and-coming Brooklynite Joey Bada$$. I’m very high on this kid and suggest you check it out. Click Here for the full interview.
Mark my words: Joey Bada$$ is the next big thing to come out of Brooklyn. This 17 year old claims to have the mindset of a 43 year old and his insights into branding suggest he may be telling the truth. Joey and his Pro Era team have been making a great deal of noise on the web and in the hip hop community over the past few months, starting with the video above. If YDD had been running, you all would have seen this awhile back. If you like what you hear, you can grab his 1999 mixtape, below.