Joey Bada$$ “1999” Mixtape Download & Stream
Joey Bada$$ drops his Highly Anticipated debut mixtape 1999, Hosted by Pro Era. This 15-track tape has Features from Chuck Strangers, Pro Era, Capital STEEZ, Kirk Knight and more.
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylised as Joey Bada$$), is an independent American rapper, producer and artist from Brooklyn, New York. He is a member of the hip hop collective Pro Era, with whom he has released two mixtapes. Joey Bada$$ released his debut mixtape 1999 in June 2012 to critical acclaim and recognition, followed by Rejex in September.
Joey Bada$$ was born in 1995 and is the first of his immediate Jamaican family to be born in the United States while raised in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York, and attended the Edward R. Murrow High School. He has three brothers and one sister. He originally enrolled at Edward R. Murrow to study acting, but transitioned towards music around the time of 9th grade, with a focus on rapping. He started rapping under the name “JayOhVee“, but eventually changed it to Joey Bada$$. He says that the name change is due to the media’s focus on rappers with more cynical names. Joey said it was: “what sounded cool at the time, what fit my mood”. Joey claims to have first started writing poetry and songs at the age of 11. Fellow bestfriend “Capital Steez” formed the collective known as Progressive Era in high school with classmates Capital STEEZ, CJ Fly and Powers Pleasant.
In October 2010, Joey uploaded a video of himself freestyling to video-sharing website YouTube. The video was re-posted on to American hip-hop site World Star Hip Hop and caught the attention of Jonny Shipes, the president of Cinematic Music Group and manager of Big K.R.I.T. & Smoke DZA. Shipes contacted Joey through Twitter and shortly became his manager. The Pro Era collective have since signed with the label.
In early 2012, Joey and Capital STEEZ released a video for “Survival Tactics” via their YouTube channel “PROfckingERA“, which samples the 1999 song of the same name by Styles of Beyond. In February 2012, Pro.Era released their debut mixtape entitled The Secc$ Tape. On March 21, 2012, MTV News featured Joey‘s verse from the video during a RapFix Live segment and subsequently appeared as a featured guest on Sucker Free the following month. The song was succeeded with the video premiere of “Hardknock” featuring CJ Fly on MTV2.
1999 is the debut mixtape from Joey Bada$$ and with the saxophone-and-keys backbeats by DOOM and J Dilla, Bada$$ packs his syllables tightly. 1999 is a showcase for Bada$$’ talent, as well as the talent of his collaborators Capital STEEZ and Chuck Strangers, and it’s also insistently tranquil, capturing the perfectly breezy part of city summer evenings that falls between dinner and ice cream. In April, while working on 1999, he told MTV he’d set a high bar for himself, saying, “I’m just stressing myself out trying to do something amazing.” It’s unlikely he’ll take the summer off, but hopefully he’ll get to spend at least a couple lazy days on his stoop, jamming out to music he loves. The Brooklyn native brings you an old-school feel and impressive bars for a 17-year-old. Follow on Twitter @joeyBADASS_ @thefckingera @MedievalBeatz Buy Hip Hop Instrumentals
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