Jun 2012 12

Joey Bada$$, the 17 year old New York native who’s golden-era inspired material has been building a steady buzz has now released his debut mixtape 1999.

As expected the tape is filled with influences that trace back a couple decades, but his lyrical ability and attune flow successfully brings it into the now. The maturity emblazoned across this tape vehemently distinguishes Joey from many of his contemporaries, as does his style – especially within the context of post-modern Hip Hop, where characteristics and influences have become so emancipated that it’s a rarity to hear a geographically identifiable emcee.

Full stream after the jump.

DownloadJoey Bada$$ – 1999 / alt-link

  1. [...] new video for ‘Waves’, a highlight track taken from his newly released mixtape 1999. The video was released a few days ago, unfortunately however internet Nazis’ embargoed it [...]

  2. [...] Joey Bada$$ lets go of a new track called ‘HOME’, an ode to life after tour. The young New Yorker flexes his credited flow and laid back dexterity over a smooth beat produced by Chuck Strangers. Joey represents another new schooler who, with the right development, could confidently hold his own among the other fast risers. Make sure you cop that 1999 mixtape. [...]