Joey Bada$$'s long-done debut album B4.DA.$$ has at long last been assigned a release date: January 20th, 2015, aka Joey's birthday. "My 1st album on my 20th birthday this was destiny," explains the Pro Era rapper in a message accompanying a new album trailer (above). Here, the rest of what he had to say:
P.eace young world this is the Badmon Jozif and I just want to thank all of my supporters and fans for being so patient with me as I finish my first album. The wait is finally almost over and the release date is locked and loaded. After discovering my birthday falls on a Tuesday (the day of the week all albums drop) next year I decided to save the album drop for then (1.20.15). I thought it was the best time to cause a shift. It's always been a goal of mine to drop a project on my birthday and the premonition has finally come into fruition. The number 120 is very unique and symbolic to me as well. My 1st album on my 20th birthday this was destiny.
The record is set to feature the likes of Hit-Boy and DJ Premier, as well as Canadian electronic/pop chart-stormer Kiesza; here are a couple of early singles "Christ Conscious" and "Big Dusty" from it to whet your taste. Mark your calendars, B4.DA.$$ arrives January 20th.