At a mere 20 years of age, Joey Badass has shot to the top of the hottest hip-hop artists since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album B4.DA.$$, which hit the shelves back at the beginning of the year on Joey’s 20th birthday.
The album featured a huge number of renowned guest vocalists, producers and musicians, with J Dilla, DJ Premier, Maverick Sabre, Kiesza, Action Bronson, BJ The Chicago Kid, Dyemond Lewis, The Roots, Samiyam, The Soul Rebels and many others turning out to help put together what has been voted one of the best hip-hop albums of the year, a feat shared by a number of mix tapes Joey released in 2012 and 2013, which led to Joey being voted Rookie Of The Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
The DJ Premier produced, acclaimed single Unorthodox shot Joey to being one of the most in demand rap artists the world over and the badass has continued to tour tirelessly around the globe on his aptly named World Domination Tour. Having now sold over 1 million records, B4.DA.$$ forms the roots of Joey Badass’ shows, which are yet to be held in Berlin, Tokyo, London, Hamburg and Stuttgart amongst other cities worldwide.
The winter will hold more action for Joey Bada$$ as he will once again set sail across The Atlantic to play a number of dates in the UK after his World Domination Tour only visited us once. Joey will play in at The Warehouse Project in Manchester as well as Birmingham’s The Institute (Saturday 14th November).
Words by Josh Plews
Image courtesy of Mama