Joey Badass has dropped the video for the “Land of the Free,” which will be included on his sophomore album titled All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ scheduled to be released on April 7 via Cinematic Music Group and Pro Era Records.
According to Billboard, “in the powerful video, Joey alternates between speaking to a group of children in a windy meadow and standing in solidarity with a group of black-clad adults in a desert with their hands chained together, building to a confrontation with a firing squad made up of white police officers and businessmen, who ruthlessly shoot several of the prisoners.”
Earlier this month, ScHoolboy Q released his highly anticipated and very well received Blank Face LP. Now, the Top-Dog Entertainment artist is getting ready to go on an international Blank Face World Tour in the fall. The tour will kick-off in Indianapolis, IN. and continue throughout North America before taking things oversees for a European leg.
To make things even greater, joining Q on the tour is Pro Era’s leading man Joey Bada$$. While the Brooklyn native hasn’t released a solo project since his highly respected debut B4.DA.$$, he’s released countless collaborations and a number of singles along the way. Both artists have no trouble captivating fans on stage and succeeding in their own right, so seeing the two together is sure to be an event one can’t miss.
Joey Bada$$ told the world to be “#Ready” for what is to come on his upcoming album, expected for release later this year, following up last year’s B4.DA.$$, with Beats 1’s Ebro Darden’s premiere of his track “Ready.” The Pro Era rapper permeates the pensive track, produced by Statik Selektah, with his conscious yet bravado bars.
Not only is the 21-year old progressing musically, but socially, as he spoke to NYU students about the music industry and his endeavor as an independent artist last Friday. Bada$$ is scheduled to speak at Harvard next week. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ‘Ready’ for what the Beast Coast MC has coming up next.
“At this very moment, you ’bout to witness another golden era of recording!”. Royce and DJ Premier add another track to their acclaimed duo PRhyme. In their new track “Golden Era”, Royce brings his best flow and delivers with his usual strong voice followed by a dope verse from Joey Bada$$. Together the two carry the song over the legendary production from Premo. You can listen to “Golden Era” below.
One of the most noticeable things about Joey Bada$$’s latest album B4.DA.$$ was how drastically different its last track (technically bonus track) was from the rest of the album. Unlike the more serious tone of the rest of the project, “Teach Me” is a party song. A dance track for choreographers, b-boys, freestylers, and audience members alike. Now it has visuals to go with it: a video that is exactly what you would expect. This clip has crazy footwork from talented dancers of all backgrounds that makes for a fun freestyle session anyone will enjoy. Check it out below.
British indie band Glass Animals teamed up with Joey Bada$$ for their latest single, released this week. “Lose Control” puts Joey Bada$$’s rapping in the spotlight, but don’t sleep on the production. The beat is more hip-hop than indie, but Glass Animals is known for inserting some of that darker, eerie production in their music as well. Listen to the track via Soundcloud below.
It is time once again for a member of the Beast Coast movement to deliver an insane posse cut, like only they could. This one comes from Kirk Knight, who is releasing his new album Late Knight Special next month. From the tracklist on iTunes, it doesn’t look like this cut makes the final album, but it’s something fans can enjoy while they wait. Pro Era members and Flatbush Zombies always make beautiful music together, and on this track Dizzy Wright comes in and pulls it all together. Listen to the track below.
Kirk Knight will be joining fellow Beast Coast rappers The Underachievers on tour in Texas this November. You can get tickets to those shows at the links below.
DJ/producer Statik Selektah is making a thematic splash with his seventh album. Lucky 7 is releasing on July 7th (we see what you did there), and is available to pre-order on iTunes now. To get the public geared up, he called on two of his favorite collaborators: Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$. The result is “Beautiful Life”, a smooth groove track that has all the elements of nostalgia succinctly wrapped together.
Bada$$ has a few characters in his repertoire. He’s a party animal, slick-witted spitter, a man of metaphors with some artistic brilliance to boot. With the little freestyles he’s been dropping here and there, the beauty of his video for “Paper Trails” gives him more points in the artsy column. The track is one of the set on his latest critically-acclaimed project, B4. Da. $$.
Pro-era’s very own Joey Bada$$ stopped by Power 106 to bless the radio with his lyrical wit. This freestyle is off the dome and shows why Joey is a force to be reckoned with in today’s rap game. He also takes a bit to talk with J Cruz. You can check out the video below.