In recent months, Joey Bada$$ has shown an aptitude for collaborative numbers, hooking up with DJ Premier and Big K.R.I.T. for two excellent singles. He continues that trend today by joining forces with another young whippersnapper in Chicago’s own Chance The Rapper for “Wendy N Becky”. With producer Thelonius Martin laying down a beat of dusty old horns and punctuating drums, the pair’s unique styles compliment each other well: Bada$$ continues to be steady and methodical, growing more assured with each line, while Chance’s lightning-quick flow and manic persona add a little texture and brevity. Whoever Wendy and Becky are, they sure are lucky ladies.
Apparently, “Wendy N Becky” marks the beginning of what is being referred to on Twitter as #ProEraWeek, which will feature a new song a day from Bad$ass and his Pro Era collective leading up to the launch of their U.S. tour.