Google+ Beathearts: 07.2013


Joey Bada$$ - Summer Knights

Been spinning Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott's “Summer Knights” for about a week now. It’s pretty clear the artist better known as Joey Bada$$ has gone from being one of the most talented up and comers of the rap scene to one of the most talented cats on the scene. Period.

With productions from Alchemist, Oddisee, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah, MF DOOM and Lee Bannon it’s no surprise the tape’s got that nu-nineties-vibe. Adding a few productions from Pro-Era producers Kirk Knight and Chuck Strangers and the tape as a whole is a tight package. The meeting of generations is extra evident on “Sweet Dreams” where he uses the “Stuck in the nineties”-quote from Nas “Locomotive”.

Download: Joey Bada$$ - Amethyst Rockstar

Our takeaway tracks are “My Yout”, “Death of YOLO”, “Sorry Bonita” and of course the ProEra-Crew tribute to the late Steelo. BTW, don’t miss out on Kirk Knight’s dope verse on “Amethyst Rockstar”. We wouldn’t be surprised if we will look back on that verse as his Live at the BBQ-moment.

The concrete soundtrack of the summer? No doubt.

Download:  Joey Bada$$ - Summer Knights