Joey Bada$$, the leader of the New York crew Pro Era, dropped the second single today to come off his debut album…
Joey Bada$$, the leader of the New York crew Pro Era, dropped the second single today to come off his debut album, Bada$$. Exploding on to the scene with a chorus of gunshots, Joey at just 17, with the help of his crew dropped one of the best mixtapes of 2012, 1999. What followed were mass amounts of music-press hype and major label interest. Sadly, 2012 ended in close friend and Pro Era crew member, Capital Steez committing suicide at the premature age of 19.
No surprises then that the period in between Steez’s suicide and the release of Bada$$ has been tumultuous: with singles released prior, Joey appeared more angry, almost failing to process the conflict. However, it seems that Joey has come to terms with his strife and is sounding as strong as ever.
On a beat produced by Basquiat, Joey is sounding confident, reassured and with a flow “sweeter than vanilla”. There’s no release date for Bada$$ as yet but you can stream ‘Christ Conscious’ below: