For the past three years, a legion of hip-hop fans have proclaimed Joey Bada$$ as "the next greatest emcee." As proof of his sustained buzz during this period of time the undeniable leader of Brooklyn's Pro Era collective was featured a whopping 35 times on The DJBooth homepage. In order for repeated hyperbole to become a consensus opinion, however, an artist must release a truly iconic, classic body of work.
Enter B4.DA.$$, the first non-EP, non-mixtape release from the Cinematic Music Group signee, which is now available for digital purchase. Included on the 15-track set are previously-released singles "Big Dusty," "Christ Conscious," "No. 99" and "Curry Chicken."
Bada$$' inaugural opus boasts behind-the-boards contributions from DJ Premier, Hit-Boy, J Dilla, Kirk Knight, Statik Selektah and The Roots, as well as vocal features from Action Bronson, BJ The Chicago Kid, Elle Varner, Maverick Sabre and Raury.
~Written by Lucas G. of DJBOOTH.net on Jan 19, 2015