Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on June 27, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Joey Badass

17 year old Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ wasn't even born yet when Nas' Illmatic and Biggie's Ready to Die were released, but it's quite clear from his new mixtape, 1999, that records like these are the ones he's been listening to. He's got golden age beats on the album from J Dilla, MF DOOM, Lord Finesse, and Statik Selektah, in addition to in-house beats from his Progressive Era crew (Pro Era for short) that sound about as classic as the borrowed ones. You can stream the entire mixtape and download it for free below.

Joey and his Pro Era comrades Capital STEEZ, Chuck Strangers, CJ Fly, T'nah Apex, and Kirk Knight will be playing a local show in NYC on Thursday (6/28) at SOB's. TIckets for that show are on sale now. The flier for this show is below.

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1999

Summer Knights

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Comments (7)

Life is just a part, and a party was meant to last

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 2:42 PM

Humu$$

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 2:50 PM

if i wanna listen to some old school nyc rap i'll listen to old school nyc rap

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 3:16 PM

Joey Badass sounds like a wop name.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 4:38 PM

Joey Dumba$$

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 5:25 PM

General T$0

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 6:24 AM

wonderful music.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 12:52 PM

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