Seventeen year-old Brooklyn emcee, Joey Bada$$, created one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop projects of the summer with his debut mixtape, 1999. Since then, he has received cosigns from countless artists with a smooth style and impressive bars, which exude wisdom far beyond his years. His positive message and old-school, east-coast steez make for pure hip-hop and lyricism at its finest.
As fans eagerly await new material, Bada$$ gives us a collection of tracks that didn’t quite make the cut for 1999. In a statement he released with Rejex, the Flatbush-bred lyricist called these “more experimental” works going on to note that putting together these two efforts taught him a lot about his own “evolution as an artist and individual.” True to Joey’s decription, Rejex features a slightly more eclectic selection and, if you are a music nerd, like us ninjas, you will appreciate the glimpse this gives the listener into his creative process. Regardless, this stands alone as a strong display from a rising star whose potential is truly limitless. Stream a few of our favorites below and download the whole compilation free here: Joey Bada$$ – Rejex.
Indubitable (Prod. Lord Finesse)
Silent Night (Prod. Kirk Knight)