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B4.DA.$$ Album Review

Where to begin with this album…

first of, Joey Bada$$ has been one of my favorite lyricist since 1999. And his beats are just amazing. 

the track list.

1.“Save the Children”  

2.“Greenbax" (Introlude)
3."Paper Trail$”  

4.“Piece of Mind”  
5.“Big Dusty”  

6.“Hazeus View”  

7.“Like Me" (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)
8."Belly of the Beast" (feat. Chronixx)

9."No. 99”  

10.“Christ Conscious”  

11.“On & On" (feat. Maverick Sabre and Dyemond Lewis)


12."Escape 120" (feat. Raury)


13."Black Beetles”  


14.“O.C.B.”  


15.

“Curry Chicken”  

Bonus Tracks…

16.“Run Up On Ya" (feat. Action Bronson and Elle Varner)17."Teach Me" (feat. Kiesza)

some producers that helped in the production of B4.Da.$$ where Pro Era members Kirk Knight and Chuck Strangers, as well as Statik Selekta, DJ Premier, Hit-Boy, J Dilla, The Roots, Samiyam, Basquiat, Freddie Joachim, and Lee Bannon

This album, is every i expected from a east coast rapper. Joey Bada$$ mentions and gives props to his influence in rap. ( Wu-Tang, Biggie, Big Pun. Etc.) In "Belly Of The Beast” he says; “..its that brooklyn sound that profound that Biggie would be proud about..”  and i have to agree with Joey Bada$$, Biggie would be proud of this east coast Brooklyn Rapper. Its that mellow, hip hop, soul vibe type of sound. Not that typical radio shit. Even when he does switches it up a bit in “Belly Of The Beast” (reggae type of beat representing his Jamaican roots) and in “Teach Me” he still kills it.

Favorite Tracks: Paper Trails, Belly Of The Beast, Like Me,  Chirst Conscious, No.99, Run Up On Ya.

I highly recommend this album, i always had love for east coast rappers and Joey Bada$$ is on top. Ive been waiting for this album for so long. He has a few features in the album, but Joey knew he could do it mainly on his own. 

I gotta give this album 9 out of 10.

Happy Birthday Joey Bada$$