Joey Bada$$ ‎– All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ - 2017 Hip Hop 2LP

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CA$48.95

Joey Bada$$ ‎– All-Amerikkkan Bada$$

Label:
Pro Era ‎– CNMTLP2550, Cinematic Music Group ‎– CNMTLP2550
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:
USA & Europe
Released:
07 Apr 2017
Genre:
Hip Hop
Style:

Tracklist

A1 Good Morning Amerikkka 1:38
A2 For My People 3:53
A3 Temptation 4:04

 

B1 Land Of The Free 4:44
B2 Devastated 3:27
B3 Y U Don't Love Me (Miss Amerikkka) 3:19

 

C1 Rockabye Baby

Featuring – Schoolboy Q
3:44
C2 Ring The Alarm
Featuring – Kirk Knight, Meechy Darko, NYCk Caution
4:20
C3 Super Predator
Featuring – Styles P
4:12

 

D1 Babylon

Featuring – Chronixx

5:36
D2 Legendary
Featuring – J. Cole
4:38
D3 Amerikkkan Idol 6:12

 

 

Companies, etc.

Copyright (c) – Pro Era, LLC
Copyright (c) – Cinematic Music Group
Distributed By – RED Distribution
Marketed By – Pro Era, LLC
Marketed By – Cinematic Music Group
Pressed By – MPO
Lacquer Cut At – SST Brüggemann GmbH
Credits

Lacquer Cut By – Kr*
Notes

Gatefold
Made in EU
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode (Scanned): 693461255012
Barcode (Printed): 6 93461 25501 2

( C + S)

" It’s hard to believe that Joey Bada$$ is only 22. The internet seems to age culture in dog years, so it feels like much longer than the half-decade it’s been since the skinny kid from Flatbush entered the national consciousness with the video for “Survival Tactics”. The song — whose instrumental and title come from a late ’90s Styles of Beyond track inspired by their early ’90s predecessors — is characteristic of Joey’s early work.

As a teen, he displayed a prodigious talent for lyrics and youthful charisma, but often veered into caricature of his golden-era inspirations instead of following their lead to arrive somewhere innovative. Subsequent mixtapes and his debut album, B4.DA.$$, showed incremental growth, but overall his output was derivative, though eminently listenable.
His sophomore album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, however, is a step towards a new direction for the young artist. The 12-song project is the Brooklyn native’s most well-rounded release to date. Joey Bada$$ is no longer just a kid inspired by early ’90s hip-hop trying to outrap a never-ending army of whack MCs. Now he’s a self-assured adult who is using his art to examine the world around him.

The album could actually almost be split into two separate EPs, with the first half featuring more polished production, sing-songy hooks, and instrumentation than Joey’s core fan base may be used to. He also sticks closer to the political theme that carries throughout the album in the first six songs. “Temptation”, for example, is bookended by the tearful pleas of 9-year-old Zianna Oliphant, from her impassioned 2016 remarks to the Charlotte, NC, City Council following the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and subsequent protests. Joey describes the feeling of helplessness and being tempted to step out of character with every new indignity that weighs down his already heavy heart. On “Land of the Free”, featuring warm synths and the familiar drums from Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit”, Joey preaches the importance of self-determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds"
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The second half of the album will be more familiar to Joey’s longtime fans. The momentum builds towards the album’s powerful closer with stripped-down production, raw lyricism, and some notable guest appearances by ScHoolboy Q (“Rockabye Baby”), Styles P (“Super Predator”), and J. Cole on the Statik Selektah-produced “Legendary”. Fellow Pro Era members Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight show up for “Ring the Alarm”, which also includes a scene-stealing cameo by Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies. The aforementioned “Super Predator” finds Jozi reaching a new level of confidence with lines like “Yes, I’m a veteran/ You’s just a comer up/ I can teach you a lesson/ On how to get your hunger up.” The student becomes the teacher.

The album ends with one of the best songs of Joey Bada$$’s brief career, “Amerikkkan Idol”. The six-minute stream of consciousness details the thought process of a young man growing increasingly angry as he learns more about the world he inhabits. He empathizes with his community while trying to come up with ways to improve it."

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Condition New
Format LP
Color Black