Joey BadA$$

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.  

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Passing the Torch: When Old Meets New

Notable inter-generational collaborations.

When Artists Delete Controversial Tweets

Viral posts from Tyga, Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West and others.

Rap Videos That Address Police Brutality

Joey Bada$$'s "Like Me" and other MCs who put excessive force on blast.

Commentary: Kendrick Lamar's 'The Blacker the Berry' Puts Race Back in Rap

Compton rapper revives hip hop music’s racially outspoken past.

Drake, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar to Headline Wireless Festival

Young Money and TDE rappers lead three-day music festival in London.

The Rundown: Joey Bada$$, B4.DA.$$

A track-by-track look at the Brooklyn spitter's debut.
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