Joey Bada$$ created a huge buzz in 2012 with the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape 1999. The project was hailed as the return of New York 90's era rap style and aesthetics. Bada$$ who is a Brooklyn native became a source of hope for the future of boom bap rap as he delivered lyrics similar to the era dominated by the Wu Tang Clan, Nas, and Biggie. What made 1999 so special was the fact that this renaissance was coming from a kid that wasn't even old enough to vote.
1999 was rife with a introspective that many of today's commercially successful artists refuse to engage. The industry was put on notice as several new artists shunned commercial acceptance in favor of artistic expression. If Joey Bada$$ is an example of the new age rap artist then it's no wonder DJ Premier felt the need to collaborate with him. Premier also helped launch the career of a young Nas back in the early 90's by assisting on several tracks for the classic "Illmatic". Premier has blessed Joey Bada$$ with the new track "Unorthodox"
The new track is a classic cut and shift track infused with the classic Premier sound. Joey doesn't disappoint as he delivers yet another strong set of verses buoyed by his nostalgic style and knack of poignant punchlines. Joey spits lines like, "They said next up/ So I stepped up/ Fly like I'm dressed up." His ability to fill in space sonically is usually reserved for artists twice his age and he continues to improve. Check out the new track here at www.greenlabelsound.com and download it now.