Let It Breathe – [Joey Bada$$]

Joey Bada$$ is one of my favorite artists of my lifetime, no exaggeration at all. Since I was in high school, I’ve listened to his music more days than not, his albums always end up being favorites of mine, hell I even made an article about my fifty favorite songs by him, and to this day he is a GOAT in my eyes. Earlier today, Joey released a new music video for “Let It Breathe” in honor of his twenty-sixth birthday, and it’s not anything that you want to miss out on. On this record, you can expect a classic sounding instrumental from the legend Statik Selektah, and if you know anything about the music that these two have made in the past, then you know this is going to be special. I was thoroughly impressed with this release, I’ve already run this one back a handful of times and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Check out this brand new music video below! Happy birthday Joey!

The Light – [Joey Bada$$]

Joey Bada$$ is an artist who could be in serious consideration to be the best to come out of the best decade, and probably without a doubt the best to come out of New York since that point, he’s an unbelievably talented creative who we here at Lyrical Lemonade have been big fans of. Personally, Joey is one of my favorite artists of my lifetime, he has released projects that have played as soundtracks to certain points of my life, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw that he just dropped a new three-track pack deemed “The Light”. The first record is a dark sounding, massive record where Joey really got into his bag with his shit-talking + braggadocious bars. The second joint “No Explanation” is more of an up-tempo track where Joey airs out what’s been on his mind lately, and It features a stellar verse from the always great Pusha T on the back end! The last of the three songs, “Shine”, is easily my favorite song out of the three. It finds Joey sampling the classic record “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” by the legend Roy Ayers, as soon as I heard the beat I was …

Our 50 Favorite Joey Bada$$ Songs

Every once in a blue moon, an artist will come by in hip-hop that bridges the ever-dividing gap between the new and the old – someone who embodies the best of both, and someone that everyone can agree on. Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew were just that when they first came out. Employing a 90s-influenced style and a classic aesthetic that inspired a generation of artists in New York and beyond, Pro Era had the technical skill and “pure hip-hop” lyricism that one would expect from a 90s act, while they also possessed a sense for style, sound, and group comradery that resonated with current-day listeners. It was an incredible marriage of innovation and influence that came from a crew of artists talented and wise beyond their years, spearheaded by none other than Joey Bada$$: an artist now with several undeniable classics to his name, all the way from pure-as-it-gets hip-hop tracks to high-flying, radio-ready anthems. Frankly, Joey Bada$$ has done it all, and his still-growing contributions to hip-hop – aesthetically, lyrically, sonically, and otherwise – are not to be underestimated. Not often do we get a talent of Joey’s caliber that fans of any age can get behind, …