Joey Bada$$ dropped by MTV News this week with the welcome information that his debut album, B4DA$$, is finished and should be in our ears soon. It's been a year and a half since he announced the project's title, but this week he clarified, "It's pretty much been completed for a while, but it's like when you make ice cream, it's that cherry on the top that really brings it all together. The whole time, I've been searching for sprinkles, and now I got it nicely decorated and everything, so it's ready to go." Sweet. The record is set to feature the likes of Hit-Boy and DJ Premier, as well as Canadian electronic/pop chart-stormer Kiesza. "Get Paid," which appeared on Joey's Soundcloud overnight in celebration of his new tour, is vintage Bada$$: its boom-bap haze and anthemic get-rich lyrics are enough to warp time, making us feel like we want to go straight back to the heady golden era and yet also like we need to fast-forward to B4DA$$, like, now.
September 27, 2014