Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$ - 2015 Hip Hop 2LP
Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$
Label: Pro Era, LLC CMG LP 2385, Cinematic Music Group CMG LP 2385
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Released: 20 Jan 2015
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Boom Bap, Conscious, Jazzy Hip-Hop
A1 Save The Children
Producer Statik Selektah 3:35
A2 Greenbax Introlude
Producer Lee Bannon 0:48
A3 Paper Trail$
Producer DJ Premier 3:15
A4 Piece Of Mind
Producer Freddie Joachim 3:39
B1 Big Dusty
Producer Kirk Knight 4:53
B2 Hazeus View
Producer Kirk Knight 3:40
B3 Like Me
Featuring BJ The Chicago KidInstrumentation By Roots, TheProducer J Dilla 4:26
B4 Belly Of The Beast
Featuring ChronixxProducer HIT-BOY 3:57
C1 No. 99
Producer Statik Selektah 2:51
C2 Christ Conscious
Producer Basquiat 2:54
C3 On & On
Featuring Dyemond Lewis, Maverick SabreProducer Freddie Joachim 4:41
C4 Escape 120
Featuring RauryProducer Chuck Strangers 3:48
D1 Black Beetles
Producer Chuck Strangers 3:51
Instrumentation By Soul Rebels, TheProducer Sam I Am 3:43
D3 Curry Chicken
Producer Statik Selektah 3:33
D4 Run Up On Ya
Featuring Action Bronson, Elle VarnerProducer Statik Selektah 4:08
D5 Teach Me
Featuring KieszaProducer ASTR, Chuck Strangers 4:19
Issued in a full picture gatefold sleeve. Free download card included.
The track numbering on the back cover is consecutive and the 2 bonus tracks are not numbered.
Track 12 is misspelled on the back cover as 'Escapse' 120 instead of Escape 120.
At track 11 Dyemond Lewis is misspelled as 'Dymeond' Lewis on the back cover.
Joey Bada$$ is a young Brooklyn emcee who was influenced by those who came before him from his region, the same way most young rappers from any region show clear influence from those who came before them in their region. As rappers from other regions have begun to dwarf New York rappers in popularity and New York rappers have begun taking more influence from other regions, some have viewed Bada$$ New York influenced style as a flaw.
In defense of Bada$$ critics, outside of being skilled lyrically and having a healthy dose of cynicism in relation to authorities, who is Joey Bada$$? As solid as 1999 and Summer Knights were, they gave very few glances into who Joey was, or why and how he stayed so true to the influence of music that was released before he was born. While tracks like Waves gave glances at who Joey is, B4.DA.$$ is extremely personal, without deviating from much of what Bada$$' fans have grown to love.
I among many love the sound of 90's Hip Hop, that's where it was bred and some would say perished. Amongst the radio trash now, Black Hippy, Pro Era and A$ap Mob are carving a deep groove into what will in coming years be known as Hip Hops true rebirth with this dude at the front. This entire album is a master class on how to make catchy, heartfelt, passionate music without cutting away your integrity.
Joey Bada$$ (B4.DA.$$) - Curry Chicken
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Joey Bada$$ - Paper Trail$
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Joey Bada$$ - "Like Me" ft. BJ the Chicago Kid (Official Music Video)
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Joey Bada$$ - Christ Conscious
(Official Music Video)
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|Label||Cinematic Music Group|