Today is both Joey Bada$$' 20th birthday and the release date for B4.DA.$$. To kick off the celebration, the Flatbush rapper dropped by Hot 97 studios to chat with his long-time champion Peter Rosenberg. After touching on the state of New York rap, B4.DA.$$ collaborators, and the death of his cousin, Rosenberg throws on a dusty soul beat for Joey (at 10:10). He starts off slow, but catches his groove just in time for Rosenberg to cut him off. "Wait wait wait, what's up bro? I'm trying to rap, B! I'm in my zone," he bemoans, as Rosenberg turns the beat back up. Watch the whole thing above; B4.DA.$$ is out now.
January 20, 2015