This week, New York MC Joey Bada$$ releases his long-awaited debut album B4.DA.$$ through Cinemtaic Music Group/Pro Era. Spotify users can stream the LP in full below.
The 15-track effort is the follow-up to 2013’s Summer Knights mixtape and marks his major label debut. Bada$$ served as executive producer for the entire record, which features additional production from DJ Premier, Hit-Boy, The Roots, and the late J Dilla, among several others. On the mic, Bada$$ is joined by a number of fellow up-and-comers, including Raury, BJ the Chicago Kid, Chronixx, Maverick Sabre, and Dyemond Lewis.
In an interview with XXL, Bada$$ said he’s “super confident” about the album, adding, “I know everything that I got is going hit you in the head. We’re going to be really rocking. I’m trying to put on for Brooklyn.”
Today also marks the rising MC’s 20th birthday. In celebration, he’s released a non-album single called “Born Day (AquariUS)”, produced by Statik Selektah. Listen in below.