Joey Bada$$ the university lecturer is looking for tenure as a rapper on his latest track “Ready,” debuted on Ebro's Beats1 show. He returns to longtime collaborator Statik Selektah to present the case for his career to outlast the “golden age throwback” label usually ascribed to his raps. Take his description of meeting Jay-Z to discuss signing to Roc-A-Fella: When I made it to his office I was seventeen / Like forty floors up I grew a pair of wings / In that moment man I knew I could do anything / Feeling like a young Simba can't wait to be a king. Listen below.
February 22, 2016