With his 1999 mixtape, Joey Bada$$ and his Pro-Era crew reminded the rap game how to make nostalgic minded hip-hop without sounding unoriginal. Considering the amount of attention Pro-Era has been receiving lately, I’m really happy to see that they haven’t been trying to capitalize on the hype with half-assed mixtapes and collaborations. Joey’s newest track “Enter the Void” demonstrates that they haven’t been wasting time either as the Brooklyn rapper hops on a track with Black Hippy’s wise sage Ab-Soul. With production from Lee Bannon, Joey steps away from the boom-bap that dominated 1999 and casts away any doubt that his talent wouldn’t extend to other types of beats. Together Soul and Joey sound great and it all the more props go to Joey for managing not to get washed out by the great verses and personality Soul puts on the track.