New to the scene and Joey BadA$$ is already sparking comparisions to hip hop legends like Nas and the Notorious B.I.G. A mere 17-years-old, the Brooklyn teen quaked the net with his video/single "Survival Tactics" in 2012. His lyrical wit led to features in the New York Times and applause from the hip hop community. Released in June 2012, his debut mixtape, 1999, earned him a nomination at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. In July 2013, Joey blazed the streets with yet another mixtape, Summer Knights, with plans to debut his freshmen LP B4.Da.$$ early 2014.