If you’re looking for a summery Hip Hop Mixtape full of old school grooves and new school riffs, then look no further than Joey Bada$$ and his debut mixtape, “1999.”
The Brooklyn based youngin (he’s 16!) cites Notorious BIG as his biggest influence and pays fine homage to his idol. He’s got that ill flow, those tight rhymes, some funked out production on his side, along with, like Biggie, a predilection for cannabis.
It’s impossible to listen to this coming out party without some head nodding and a bounce in your soul. Joey Bada$$ has got a style and a sound that bring you back to the golden age and give you some hope that if you dig deep enough, you’ll discover the future of Hip Hop is actually in decent hands.
Like an easy wave that lets you coast in rather than thrust you around, Joey Bada$$ has a very kind swag.