(2015) B4.Da.$$

Joey Bada$$

... read moreWith a style that's an all-encompassing throwback, going from Notorious B.I.G. to Mos Def, Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ draws the golden age hip-hop fetishist in without a problem, but his delivery is so full of life, it still holds sway for those who don't know their Bad Boy from their Death Row...

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01:01′:52″ 17 Songs

1
Save The Children
Joey Bada$$
3:35
2
Greenbax (Introlude)
Joey Bada$$
0:48
3
Paper Trail$
Joey Bada$$
3:14
4
Piece Of Mind
Joey Bada$$
3:38
5
Big Dusty
Joey Bada$$
4:53
6
Hazeus View
Joey Bada$$
3:39
7
Like Me
Joey Bada$$
4:26
8
Belly Of The Beast
Joey Bada$$
3:56
9
No. 99
Joey Bada$$
2:51
10
Christ Conscious
Joey Bada$$
2:53
11
On & On
Joey Bada$$
4:40
12
Escape 120
Joey Bada$$
3:47
13
Black Beetles
Joey Bada$$
3:50
14
O.C.B.
Joey Bada$$
3:43
15
Curry Chicken
Joey Bada$$
3:33
16
Run Up On Ya (Bonus)
Joey Bada$$
4:08
17
Teach Me
Joey Bada$$
4:18
Released 20 January 2015, ℗ 2015 Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era

Review

With a style that's an all-encompassing throwback, going from Notorious B.I.G. to Mos Def, Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ draws the golden age hip-hop fetishist in without a problem, but his delivery is so full of life, it still holds sway for those who don't know their Bad Boy from their Death Row. This fine debut is also filled with productions from Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, and others whose names hold weight, but beat junkies will most likely jump right to the smoky highlight "Like Me," where the Roots complete a lost track from the late, great J. Dilla. Reggae singer Chronixx makes a guest appearance on an album with few features, but the bonus edition comes with "Run Up on Ya," where Action Bronson and Elle Varner threaten to steal the show. ~ David Jeffries