Just when you think hip-hop isn’t what it used to be, acts like A$AP Rocky and Big KRIT continue to give me hope for the future. These fellas are blazing their own trail while paying homage to the elder statesmen of hip-hop. Add Joey Bada$$ to that list. He and his BK crew Progressive Era are fully embracing their love for ’90’s hip-hop. I enjoyed his debut mixtape 1999 and the Public Enemy-influenced “Survival Tactics”, but “Unorthodox” seems like a 2013 home-run for ’90s hip-hop fans with production by the legendary DJ Premier.
Oh, and dude is only 17. Crazy. Look for more from Joey Bada$$ and Progressive Era soon.
BONUS: Joey Bada$$ – FromdaTomb$ ft Chuck Strangers