Joey Bada$$ - Righteous Minds
I’ve been listening to Joey Bada$$’s mixtape 1999 a decent amount ever since it came out. It’s the kind of stripped down, lyrically potent hip-hop that puts me in a laid-back mood and a smile on my face. When I’m cleaning or something I’ll just keep it on repeat. Every song on the mixtape is consistently good, but none of them are mind blowingly amazing. Regardless, I’m sure Joey will eventually get some hip-hop classics under his belt. I mean, he’s only 17, so he has years and years to hone his craft. If Joey Bada$$ is the face of the new generation of hip-hop artists, hip-hop has a bright future. He grew up idealizing the golden era of hip-hop (Big L, Wu-Tang Clan, etc), and consequently he’s made it his career to help real hip-hop fight back.
This is my favorite song off of 1999. You should download the mixtape if you haven’t already.
My Song Rating: 8.9 out of 10Played 5380 times.