Joey Bada$$ Says He Helped Inspire JAY-Z’s 4:44

“I know I was an inspiration to that album.”

Joey Bada$$ has credited himself with being one of the inspirations for JAY-Z's work on 4:44. Speaking in an interview with Montreality, Bada$$ said, “Honestly, I felt like I was an inspiration to that album. I know I was an inspiration to that album. I put certain pressure on these OGs in the rap game, they know what they gotta talk about now. They got this young nigga Joey Bada$$ coming out, talking about this shit before they got the chance to talk about it.”

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Since the interview landed online Bada$$ has followed up with a couple of tweets.



Check out the interview above, skip to the 3m 45 mark for the 4:44 comments.

Joey Bada$$ Says He Helped Inspire JAY-Z’s 4:44