STEADY BUMPIN’: B4DA$$

B4DA$$ — JOEY BADA$$

Fuck this is gunna be hard…
Let’s just get to it, here are the top 5 badass tracks that we’ve been BUMPIN’:

5. “NO. 99
What’s my name? What’s my name?

BADMON!

It’s pretty self explanitory.


4. “PAPER TRAIL$
Before the money, there was love // But before the money, it was tough

One of the first cuts off the album, “PAPER TRAIL$” caught our attention right away. It is in essence, the main message behind B4DA$$ (BEFORE THE MONEY). As with any of us on our grind, before the money ever gets involved all there is, is love. The love and pure passion that fuels us to do what it is we do. However, though money; the root of all evil and people can/does make it much easier to continue to do what we do, we can’t ever fall victim to it. The money can’t ever be enough to change how and why we do it. And because “PAPER TRAIL$” represents so well what we; STEADY, stand for, face, and encounter today due to our youth, it easily makes the top list.


3. “ON & ON
Time don’t stand still, so you gotta move on

Produced by Freddie Joachim (the same producer behind “WAVES”), Joachim and JOEY come through once again with a great track. Picturing his gravestone, JOEY does some self reflecting as he addresses his mortality. Joey contemplates on his life, his longevity and moreover, his career as a musical artist, giving us insight on how he wishes to be remembered once he’s gone. And like many of us, simply wants to be remembered for the legacy we’re all to leave behind someday.


2. “LIKE ME
It’s like every step bring me close to destiny // And every breathe I get closer to the death of me

How do we even begin to unpack this. It was a crazy tough choice between this and “ON & ON” taking second but “LIKE ME” definitely takes it. On the track, JOEY describes the internal conflict he has between the person he is and whether or not he, as well as other “other hip hoppers” like him have a hope of salvation after they pass. He questions his own blessings from that of his other brothers such as the now late-PRO ERA member Capital STEEZ. BJ the Chicago Kid does an awesome job as a feature as his vocals only enhance the emotions of it. It’s the level of raw emotion created by the two of them together that just makes this song outstanding.


1. “CURRY CHICKEN
I gotcha back, ain’t gotta worry // Only thing I ask for is some curry

Like JOEY says, “You got to give to get and then you give back”. No question about it, JOEY has put a great amount of both time and effort to his craft, and as a result, is now beginning to reap the fruits of his labor. However, aside from the fame and fortune, what JOEY wants most is to then be able give back to his parents.

Above all, “CURRY CHICKEN” hits closest to home. As individuals carving out our own paths, we too want our undoubtedly concerned parents to be at ease. We want them to know and understand that while we may seem to them as just young inexperienced knuckleheads, that we’re confident in ourselves — in that we got their backs. That after hours of being away in the shop/studio, like JOEY, all we want is to have a place to call home.

Though some might get all up in arms about what we’re about to say…fuck we’re just gunna say it. B4DA$$ to JOEY is ILLMATIC to Nas. We ain’t sayin it’s neccesarily better than “ILLMATIC” but, the album is without a doubt on its way to being a classic. Like “ILLMATIC”, B4DA$$ is just one of those albums you only want to listen to through headphones. It feels personal. On tracks such as O.C.B, it actually feels as if JOEY is home alone rapping to himself and you’re there watching. Anticipating the album, we like most, we’re definetely expecting more heavier hitting tracks like NO. 99. However, the lack of them didn’t change our opinion, JOEY still drops BARS from album start to finish. If anything we were pleasantly surprised. In fact, we think B4DA$$ is more than just a rap album.

B4DA$$ is hard, it’s gritty, it’s introspective but most of all, it’s “soulful. JOEY speaks on topics in a way that is relevant, relatable, and ultimately humanizing. It isn’t just an incredible rap album, it’s an incredible album. It transcends the genre.

Note: CHRIST CONSCIOUS was intentionally left out since its obviously a banger MUTHAA…

*Written by A. CHOU & CAL.

56 Comments STEADY BUMPIN’: B4DA$$

Wonderful views on that!

Reply
  • stephandonley@gmail.com'Marvin

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this
    board and I in finding It really helpful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to offer something back and aid others such as you helped me.

    Reply
  • amparowhitis@aol.com'Dominic

    Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you
    get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any support is very much appreciated.

    Reply
  • bridgetsteffey@gmail.com'Isidro

    What’s Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out loads.
    I’m hoping to contribute & help different users like its helped me.
    Great job.

    Reply
  • linniemintz@hotmail.com'Antoinette

    When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and
    now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

    Bless you!

    Reply
  • juliacaron@gawab.com'Bebe

    Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent,
    let alone the content!

    Reply
  • lannyrittenhouse@googlemail.com'Nicki

    I absolutely love your site.. Excellent colors & theme.
    Did you make this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create
    my very own website and would love to know where you got this from or just what
    the theme is called. Thanks!

    Reply
  • celinabayldon@gmail.com'Imogen

    Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I
    came to give it a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my
    followers! Great blog and superb design and style.

    Reply
  • reina.baylee@arcor.de'Valeria

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t
    appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways,
    just wanted to say fantastic blog!

    Reply
  • donny.reiter@googlemail.com'Mathew

    Hi, Neat post. There’s an issue along with your web site in web explorer, might check this?

    IE still is the marketplace leader and a good component
    of other folks will leave out your magnificent writing
    because of this problem.

    Reply
  • marisaventers@live.de'Emmett

    That is really interesting, You’re a very skilled
    blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to in search of extra of your great
    post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks

    Reply
  • valentinaclements@gmail.com'Shani

    Simply wish to say your article is as amazing. The
    clarity in your post is simply great and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
    Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.

    Thanks a million and please keep up the rewarding work.

    Reply
  • laurenemcclintock@t-online.de'Russ

    If some one wishes expert view concerning running a blog afterward i suggest him/her to go to see this website, Keep up the nice work.

    Reply
  • rosellapatrick@live.com'Kristin

    Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.

    I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your
    useful info. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.

    Reply
  • alphonsewimble@aol.com'Staci

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it
    to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.

    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

    Reply
  • cesarseidel@gawab.com'Steven

    Nice blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog
    stand out. Please let me know where you got
    your theme. Thank you

    Reply
  • Pingback: bahis siteleri

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.