If you haven’t listened to Joey Badass (styling as Badass for ease), jump on it. Despite his overtly childish name (give him a break he picked it when he was a child, shit at eighteen he pretty much still is) the kid is spits refreshing raps reminiscent of the the 90s golden years. You’ll taste notes of Nas, Guru, Mobb Deep – totally good notes.


Mr. Badass has just announced a new single called “Word Is Bond”, the first off his anticipated (by me anyways, and other hopeful* rap fans) summer-kicking-off mixtape Summer Knights. N.B. on June 12th their is a Summer Knights Mixtape release party in Brooklyn, I’ll be in attendance, will you?

* Joey Badass, alongside others like Freddie Gibbs (who also just announced a mixtape), Big K.R.I.T. and Hopsin, is someone I have personally latched onto as a key player in the hopefully-imminent real-rap revival.

New Joey Badass Single “Word Is Bond”

Listen to Word is Bond on Soundcloud

Listen to Word is Bond on YouTube

More Joey Badass Singles

Joey Badass – Survival tactics

Survival Tactics (Feat. Capital STEEZ) [Prod. By Vin Skully] by Joey Badass on Grooveshark

Joey Badass – Hardknock

Hardknock Feat CJ Fly (Prod By Lewis Parker) by Joey Badass on Grooveshark


This isn’t his song but his verse is worth listening too, as is my personal favorite verse on the track by Big K.R.I.T.

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