New Joey BadA$$ Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-09-19-best-hip-hop-albums-2017

20 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017 (So Far), Ranked (Pt. 2) [Feature ]

Now eight-plus months through the calendar year, it's time for a part two in our quest to highlight the very best hip-hop and R&B albums of 2017. Following our first Best of 2017 installment, which we published... Read More

2017-09-07-pump-it-up-and-misleading-hip-hop-singles

Joe Budden, “Pump It Up” & the Curious Case of Misleading Rap Singles [Feature ]

Technically, Joe Budden is, by definition, a one-hit wonder. The same Joe who criticized Lil Yachty’s always-sunny positivity was the voice encouraging bodies to gleefully gyrate in 2003 and beyond. Featured on Madden... Read More

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Joey Bada$$ Knows What Type of Person You Are Based on Your Music Preference [Feature ]

Is it possible to know what kind of person someone is based solely on the music they listen to? If you ask Joey Bada$$, the answer is yes. During a recent guest appearance with VFILES, the Pro Era emcee explained how... Read More

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4 Hip-Hop Songs Actually “Fighting The System” That You Won’t See at the VMAs [Feature ]

MTV recently released their nominations for this year’s VMA Awards, which—much like the GRAMMYs—have ebbed and flowed in their relevance within the hip-hop community since their formation back in 1984. As... Read More

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Joey Bada$$ Inspired JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’, According to Joey Bada$$ [Feature ]

Joey Bada$$ and his label, Pro Era, have been highly influential in the New York rap scene over the past five years. How influential, exactly? According to the artist himself, JAY-Z's new album, 4:44, was, in part,... Read More

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“Summer Vibes for Ya Head Tops”: Joey Bada$$ Teases New Music [Feature ]

Well, that didn't take very long. Less than three months after releasing his long-delayed new album AABA, Joey Bada$$ has announced the arrival of brand new music next week. The Pro Era leader shared the news via... Read More

2017-06-13-vince-staples-joey-badass-have-a-song

Vince Staples & Joey Bada$$ Have a Song in the Chamber [Feature ]

To promote the June 23 release of his forthcoming album Big Fish Theory, Vince Staples conducted a Reddit AMA on Tuesday (June 13), fielding fan questions about his biggest inspiration (his Mama), the last time he was... Read More

2017-06-12-joey-badass-steez-day-xxxtentacion

Joey Badass Reveals Venues Turned Down STEEZ Day Festival Because of XXXtentacion [Feature ]

Joey Bada$$ has yet to announce the line-up for the 2017 edition of STEEZ Day, a yearly, one-day festival that celebrates the life of rapper Capital STEEZ—the late Pro Era emcee who took his own life in 2012—but... Read More

2017-06-07-joey-badass-london-on-da-track-song

Joey Bada$$ Has a Trap Record with London On Da Track, Die-Hards Come Unglued [Feature ]

Following the release of his new album AABA, Joey Bada$$ took to Twitter to ask his fans how he could improve as an artist. Predictably, the bulk of replies Joey received before he deleted the tweet—because soliciting... Read More

2017-06-06-joey-working-with-diddy

Joey Bada$$ Is Working With Diddy and “What’s About to Happen Next Is Going to Be Great” [Feature ]

You’ve probably noticed a familiar face popping up on Joey Bada$$’s Instagram lately: the million-dollar mug belonging to Diddy. Since the release of ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ earlier this year, Joey and Puff... Read More

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Joey Bada$$ Asked Twitter How He Can Improve As an Artist, Big Mistake [Feature ]

Last September, Joey Bada$$ threatened to quit social media—ironically, on social media—in order to focus on making new music. Although he never quite stepped away from Twitter or Instagram, Joey's usage did... Read More

2017-04-25-joey-badass-action-bronson-rapper-comparisons

Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson & the Destructive Practice of Rapper Comparisons [Feature ]

In high school, I spent a lot of lunch periods arguing with my friends about LeBron James. Everyone would sing his praises, saying he was already the best player in the league and on his way to taking Michael Jordan's... Read More

2017-04-25-producers-behind-all-amerikkkan-badass-interview

The Creation of Joey Bada$$’ ‘AABA,’ as Told By His Producers [Feature ]

“February of last year is when we really started. That’s when Joey decided he wanted all the producers in one room together,” Kirk Knight reminisced as he retraced the beginning of the making of Joey... Read More

2017-04-24-joey-badass-hates-short-attention-spans

Joey Bada$$ Hates the New Generation’s “Attention Span” & He Should [Feature ]

"There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty." - Thomas Hood Those words above were written in in the early 1800s, but they ring just as true... Read More

2017-04-17-joey-badass-aaba-album-sales

Joey Bada$$ ‘A.A.B.A.’ Sold 10k Less First-Week Copies Than ‘B4.DA.$$’, But Why? [Feature ]

Joey Bada$$' new album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, released on April 7, will debut at No. 5 on this week's Billboard 200 chart, selling 47,635 SPS (sales plus streaming) units, of which 23,813 are pure... Read More

2017-04-11-joey-badass-says-no-more-j-cole-features

Joey Bada$$ Says J. Cole Told Him He’s Doing “No More Features” [Feature ]

We already knew J. Cole hasn't been a fan of adding guest features to tracks off his own albums in years—neither 2014 Forest Hills Drive or 4 Your Eyez Only contain a single credited guest... Read More

2017-04-06-joey-badass-all-amerikkkan-badass-album-review

Joey Bada$$ ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

Nas wasn’t old enough to buy booze when Illmatic was penned, he was barely of age to purchase a pack of Marlboros. Astounding what he was able to craft as a teenager, so young and talented. His pen did to hip-hop what... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$ & Fighting For Attention in the Streaming Era [Feature ]

J. Cole believed so strongly that he could outsell Kanye in 2013, he moved up the release of Born Sinner to June 18, an entire week in advance of its original date. He had a huge single with “Power Trip,” his... Read More

2017-03-20-joey-badass-responsibility-as-a-young-artist

Joey Bada$$ Feels a Responsibility to “Speak For The People Who Don’t Have a Voice” [Feature ]

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the April release of Joey Bada$$' forthcoming album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$—we outlined five of them last week—but in a new interview with Pharrell Williams and... Read More

2017-03-15-excited-about-joey-badass-aaba

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About Joey Bada$$’ ‘A.A.B.A’ [Feature ]

I hate to admit this, but when I first fell in love with Joey Bada$$’ music, I did not expect him to reach the heights he has over the past five years. That’s not to say I didn’t hope with every ounce of my... Read More

2017-03-13-joey-badass-all-amerikkkan-badass-tracklist

Joey Bada$$ Grabs J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q For ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’ [Feature ]

On April 7, Joey Bada$$ will release his highly-anticipated new album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, a project we've been writing about for months following the success of "Devastated" and the blunt force impact of "Land of... Read More

2017-03-01-joey-badass-better-than-pac

Joey Bada$$ Thinks He’s a “Better Rapper Than Tupac” & I Ain’t Mad at Cha [Feature ]

For several months now, the hip-hop world has been waiting with bated breath for Joey Bada$$ to release his new full-length album A.A.B.A, a project the Pro Era leader has previously stated doesn't represent even half of... Read More

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Joey Bada$$ Believes Barack Obama’s Election Put Black People to Sleep [Feature ]

The day before Donald Trump's inauguration, Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$ released "Land of the Free," a highly-political record that tackles mass incarceration, the history of racism in America and Joey's desire to... Read More

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From Joey Bada$$ to Lil Yachty, The Highs & Lows of the Brand-Sponsored Rap Song [Feature ]

Hip-hop’s history is filled with free endorsements, public promotion and independent marketing, but the companies benefiting from rappers the most give little in brand association,... Read More

2017-01-31-joey-badass-aaba-potential

Joey Badass on Upcoming ‘A.A.B.A.’ Album: “This Is Not Even Half of My Potential” [Feature ]

Since Joey Bada$$ released his debut project 1999 back in 2012, it's easy to forget that the leader of Pro Era is only 22 years old.  In an interview Tuesday (January 31) with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 program... Read More

2017-01-24-joey-badass-kendrick-lamar-top-5

Is Joey Badass Using Kendrick Lamar’s Blueprint to Enter Your “Top 5”? [Feature ]

Remember that magical feeling, right before good kid, m.A.A.d city dropped, when every hip-hop head knew something big was coming? Kendrick had been quietly killing the game for a minute and his independently-released... Read More

2017-01-12-joey-badass-gold-plaque-devastated

Joey Bada$$ Earns First-Ever Plaque Despite “Devastated” Fans [Feature ]

When Joey Bada$$ released his "Devastated" single last May—produced by Adam Pallin, Kirk Knight and Powers Pleasant—some of the Pro Era leader's most hardcore fans flipped their shit. While DJBooth... Read More

2016-11-09-joey-badass-aaba-album

Joey Bada$$ Updates Fans on Status of New Album “A.A.B.A.” [Feature ]

For months, Joey Badass has been teasing the release of his forthcoming album, A.A.B.A., and now we finally have a release... quarter. In a tweet sent out Tuesday evening (November 8), the PRO ERA emcee announced... Read More

2016-10-28-10-artists-missing-from-spotifys-top-25-under-25-list

10 Artists Missing From Spotify’s Top 25 Under 25 List [Feature ]

As Spotify continues to dominate the streaming landscape, the platform has become useful as a tool to measure an artist’s buzz and relevance, as we recently detailed with hip-hop’s limited representation... Read More

2016-09-09-joey-badass-end-social-media

Joey Bada$$ Might Quit Social Media to “Focus on the Music” [Feature ]

The last time Kendrick Lamar tweeted, he offered a tip of the cap to Frank Ocean days after the singer released Blonde. Since then, Lamar has only retweeted a handful of tweets, mostly in support of Isaiah... Read More

2016-08-30-joey-badass-devastated-brilliance

The Overlooked Brilliance of Joey Bada$$’ “Devastated” Release [Feature ]

Based on hip-hop’s attention span track record, we shouldn’t still be hearing about Joey Bada$$. Up until now, the young Brooklyn emcee has been the most notable in a long line of contemporary... Read More

2016-08-12-joey-badass-fans-fickle

Joey Bada$$: “Fans Are Very Fickle, They Want to Keep You For Themselves” [Feature ]

Joey Bada$$ has spent the past six years making music and expanding his global fanbase. But as the Brooklyn native explained in an interview with The Breakfast Club on Friday, music has always been the gateway to bigger... Read More

2016-07-14-joey-badass-rap-next-crossover-actor

Joey Bada$$ is Ready to Become Rap’s Next Big Crossover Actor [Feature ]

The critically acclaimed Mr. Robot made it’s season two televised premiere last night. For those that tuned in, I’m certain viewers who love rap felt a swell of pride as Lupe Fiasco’s... Read More

2016-06-01-joey-badass-irving-plaza-show-cancelled

Joey Bada$$ Irving Plaza Show Cancelled, Hip-Hop Ban Begins? [Feature ]

When video was released showing Troy Ave at the center of the recent shooting at Irving Plaza, it felt more like a Bill O'Reilly-directed episode of Law & Order than a real life event. Perhaps that’s... Read More

2016-03-24-joey-badass-dr-dre-collab

Joey Bada$$ Says a Dr. Dre Collab Could Be on the Way [Feature ]

Despite what Troy Ave thinks, Joey Bada$$ isn't just some "weirdo" underground backpack rapper, he's a heavy hitter in hip-hop. 30-city national tours and global tours, merch sales, a top ten album, he's more... Read More

2016-03-01-money-music-joey-badass-troy-ave

Who Makes More Money From Music, Joey Bada$$ or Troy Ave? [Feature ]

Hear that? It's the sound of beef sizzling on the grill.  About a week ago Joey Badass droped "Ready," a joint that included this jab at Troy Ave:  “60K first week for the Bada$$ / 200K to this day... Read More

2016-03-01-rap-politics-2016-election

My Next President Won’t Be Black, a Life in Hip-Hop & Politics [Feature ]

“My President Is Black” - Young Jeezy The history books only showed me white faces in the White House, maybe that’s why in my 17 years of living the notion of a black president never seemed possible.... Read More

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BJ The Chicago Kid - Nothin But Love ft. Joey Bada$$ & Hannibal Buress [Stream]

Update: The visuals for BJ The Chicago Kid’s Nothin But Love single have been added. BJ The Chicago Kid, fresh off a credit on Dr. Dre’s new Compton album, has released Nothin But Love, a new single from his... Read More

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Joey Bada$$ - Teach Me ft. Kiesza [Stream]

Update: The Rik Cordero-directed visuals for Joey Bada$$’ Teach Me single have been added. When you hit play on Joey BadA$$‘s latest single, Teach Me, you’ll likely experience a flashback to Teach Me How... Read More

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Statik Selektah - Beautiful Life ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ [Stream]

Update: The Slick Jackson-directed visuals for Statik Selektah’s Beautiful Life have been added. Beat making veteran Statik Selektah is gearing up for the release of his next album, Lucky 7, and today we have the first... Read More

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Rapsody - Don’t Need It (Remix) ft. Joey Bada$$ & Merna [Stream]

Longtime Booth fave Rapsody has released a remixed version of Don’t Need It, a standout selection off her Beauty & The Beast EP. The updated version of the Young Guru-produced cut features Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$... Read More

2015-08-03-joey-badass-world-domination-tour

Joey Bada$$‘s World Domination Tour Just Got Bigger [Feature ]

Photo by enola.be Joey Bada$$ continues his breakthrough year by announcing that his already huge World Domination Tour has been extended even further. Originally scheduled to end August 7, in Austin, TX, new dates will take... Read More

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Statik Selektah - In The Wind ft. Joey Badass, Big K.R.I.T. & Chauncy Sherod [Stream]

Statik Selektah‘s brand new album, Lucky 7, comes out tomorrow, though we’ve been lucky enough to hear much of the album already, including Crystal Clear, Beautiful Life, Top Tier and All You Need. In The Wind is... Read More

2015-06-24-joey-badass-1-indie-hip-hop-artist

Joey Bada$$ Says He’s #1 Indie Hip-Hop Artist in World, Is He Right? [Feature ]

Fresh off of the completion of Phase 1 of his World Domination Tour, Joey Bada$$ took to Twitter for a little reflection, and maybe a little boasting about the success of his debut album (perhaps in response to another... Read More

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Win a Pair of Tickets to See Joey Bada$$ Live! [Feature ]

Do you like winning free stuff? Do you like Joey Bada$$? If both of these attributes describe you then we have great news! Joey Bada$$ will soon embark on his World Domination Tour accompanied by Mick Jenkins and... Read More

2015-05-13-joey-badass-face-of-hip-hop

Joey Bada$$ Says He’s the New Face of Hip-Hop, Is He Right? [Feature ]

[Image via DJC87] The face of hip-hop is a coveted position. That person is the torchbearer for the entire community and genre, one whose critical acclaim is matched only by their commercial success and remains... Read More

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Nyck Caution - World In Your Pocket ft. Joey Bada$$ [Stream]

Here to remind you that the World is In Your Pocket is Nyck Caution, in what is the first Booth feature for one of the many members of the Pro Era collective. Caution calls on the group’s ringleader, Joey Bada$$, to... Read More

2015-03-20-flatbush-zombies-did-u-ever-think-joey-badass-issa-gold

Flatbush ZOMBiES - Did U Ever Think ft. Joey BadA$$ & Issa Gold [Stream]

Did U Ever Think that the Flatbush ZOMBiES would release new music today? Of course you did, as their weekly Day of the Dead series is in full swing and has already provided us such gems as RedEye to Paris and Plz Don’t... Read More

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Joey Bada$$ - Perception Vs. Reality [Stream]

Joey Bada$$‘s debut album was released at the tail end of January to both DJBooth and reader acclaim, but the Pro Era wordsmith is still hard at work in the studio as evidenced by Perception Vs. Reality. First debuted... Read More