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Joey Bada$$ x Vintage Frames Company

Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ links with Montreal-based eyewear brand Vintage Frames Company. The collab is a ’90s-inspired eyewear collection for Summer 2017. Joey worked with CEO Corey Shapiro and designed two handcrafted gold oval frames, one with a time dipped ruby-red lens and the

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Joey Bada$$ Performs “Land of the Free” on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Just three days before the release of Joey Bada$$‘s second studio album All Amerikkkan Bada$$, the Flatbush MC made his first appearance on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. As the show came to its classic close, Joey made sure he gave

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Spotify x Russell Simmons Team Up For New Web Series ‘Traffic Jams’

Streaming champion Spotify and Russell Simmons may have something on their hands with their new web series, Traffic Jams, they announced earlier this week. Hosted and moderated by All Def Digital’s, DoBoy, is an eight show series that may just prove

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JOEY BADA$$ DROPS NEW SONG ‘ROCKABYE BABY’ FEAT. SCHOOLBOY Q

Joey Bada$$ is set to release his new album ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ (AABA) on April 7th which will feature guest appearances from J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q, Styles P and more. It will be the Brooklyn rapper’s second major studio album and

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Joey Bada$$ Comes Through With Another Fire Freestyle

Just last week, Joey Bada$$ stopped by the LA Leakers radio show to talk about his forthcoming album “for the times,” All-Amerikkkan Badass. He also delivered a few fire bars in a freestyle over Future’s “Mask Off” beat. The freestyle went viral, making fans

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Lyrical Prophets with Profits: Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, & Joey Bada$$

A little over a decade ago, Nas–who needs no intro–spit a verse in his “Hip-Hop Is Dead” single, saying: “Everybody sound the same, commercialize the game, Reminiscin’ when it wasn’t all business, If it got where it started, So we all

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Joey Bada$$ Announces the Release Date of His Upcoming Album

Back in January, Joey Bada$$ appeared on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show to talk about the moves that would be taking place this year for members of Pro Era. Among announcing the news that Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution would

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Joey Bada$$ Proves He’s Destined For “Victory” With Mountain Dew Collaboration

2017 is sizing up to be a major year for Joey Bada$$. As the Brooklyn emcee gears up to release his sophomore project ‘AABA’, fans have been gifted with SoundCloud loosies left and right. Fresh off the heels of the

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Joey Bada$$ Delivers in New Freestyle With GQ

Never one to shy away from speaking truth, Joey Bada$$ recently released the politically charged record “Land Of The Free” from his upcoming anticipated album AABA.  The record addresses the recent presidential election along with the contradictions that exist within

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New Music From Joey Bada$$, ‘Land of the Free’

Joey Bada$$ releases his new MLK inspired track, “Land of the Free.” As promised, Joey has released the single “Land Of The Free” and it is as deep and dope AF. The Pro Era rapper delivers bars that leave you questioning

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Denzel Curry releases raw visuals for “Zenith” featuring Joey BadA$$

Floridian rapper, Denzel Curry, delivers a new video for “Zenith” featuring Joey Bada$$ from his latest album, Imperial. The visual was created in partnership with the Urban Outfitters Music Video series and depicts a conflicted Curry and Bada$$ in adjacent rooms stuck in

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WATCH: Joey Bada$$ Releases The Visual For “Devastated”

Yesterday, Joey Bada$$ gave NYC its first look at his new visual for “Devastated” and now you can watch it in its entirety online. The Brooklyn emcee along with his Pro Era crew drove a bus with the video playing

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CULTURE: Vashtie’s “This Machine Kills Racism” Mixtape

Shocked. Disillusioned. Heartbroken. Angry. Disgusted. I’ve been feeling this way for a while now, but, the incidents that surfaced in the past week have had me feeling these emotions (and more) to the maximum. Yet, I can’t decide which is worse. The disturbing

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WATCH: Kirk Knight ft. Joey Bada$$ – “5 Minutes” Video

My friends over at Pro Era are continuing their intense wave of content. Kirk Knight and Joey Bada$$ release an awesome new visual for their collaborative track “5 Minutes” that can be found on Kirk’s debut project Light Knight Special. The video

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LISTEN: Joey Bada$$ – “Ready” Prod. by Statik Selektah

My good friend and label mate, Joey Bada$$, just released some hot fire. Produced by our other homie, legendary Statik Selektah, this record “Ready” is just that…ready to go off. Chances are you, won’t be ready…but that’s exactly why you

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WATCH: G Herbo & Joey Bada$$ in Lord Knows

Late last year, my family over at Cinematic Music Group were excited to announce their newest acquisition, G Herbo. Herbo has been taking over as of late and today he continues his run, connecting with Joey Bada$$ on the official

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CULTURE: The Beginning of Calvin Klein Jeans & #MyCalvins

Calvin Kleins ads might be more ground breaking than his already unparalleled designs! With the debut of his latest campaign shot by Tyrone Lebon featuring one of the most dynamic casts I can think of (Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, FKA

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INTERVIEW: Vashtie On The June Cover of TRENDING NY – On Stands Now!

When Trending NY reached out a few weeks back asking me to grace their cover with a double 4 page spread, I was beyond stoked. Their publication is barely a year old and already keeping the fashionable hip to the game. Just

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LIFE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF CINEMATIC’S PHOTOSHOOT 4.1.15

Yesterday the whole Cinematic family had a photoshoot. Cinematic Music Group is an independent record label owned by my amazing manager Jonny Shipes! It was a fun afternoon of shooting and hanging with all the bros. Checkout some of the

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LIFE: DRUHA’S BIRTHDAY AT LUCKY STRIKE – JOEY BADA$$, ROSENBERG, SMIF-N-WESSUN & MORE (3.13.15)

I am so honored to not only have the opportunity to DJ for Druha’s Birthday celebration, but to also have him on board as part of my management. Druha is a legend in the game! Joey Bada$$

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WATCH: Pro Era x Seccs Tape Vol.2 x February 14th

Peep the sneak peek of the PRO ERA Seccs Tap.e Vol.2 below and make sure to keep an eye out for the drop on February 14th. +++++++

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LIFE: Day At The Beach + Dinner With Joey Bada$$ (8.24.13)

I seriously don’t think I’ve been to the beach in 2 years. That realization came to me this past weekend as I got packed for the beach with Angelo Baque, Rafael Rios and Friends. I remember making sure I’d be

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LIFE: My Dumb Late Birthday Party x Joey Bada$$, Theophilus London, Q-Tip, Eli Reed, Kilo Kish, Kitty Cash, Illuminati AMS, DJ Brenmar, DJ Huggy Bear, DJ Wonder, Peter Rosenberg & More!

Yes, my “Dumb Late Birthday Party” finally happened last night. It came more than a month after my actual birthday (of April 23rd), but it still felt right. Why was it  a month late, you might ask? Well, I’ve been

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