mp3: Joey Bada$$ – Enter the Void (ft. Ab-Soul)

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 …

pkelly94mp3: Joey Bada$$ – Enter the Void (ft. Ab-Soul)

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Kirk Knight

Last night, Terry and I went to a Pro Era which was a near 3 hour concert featuring every member of the young hip-hop crew.  And while the entire affair faded into a wash of solid flows, witty wordplay and boom bap, Kirk Knight had great stage presence and was able to stand out among the mob that eventually accumulated …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Kirk Knight

Mixtape: Joey Bada$$- 1999

Despite having what me and Terry have decided is our least favorite rapper name… ever, Joey Bada$$ is quickly becoming one of our favorite young talents.  Hailing from Brooklyn, Joey Bada$$ and his Pro-Era crew make NYC rap the way it should be made and are doing it better than it’s been done for a long time.  Although he already …

pkelly94Mixtape: Joey Bada$$- 1999

mp3: Joey Bada$$ – Daily Routine

Yours Truly, the production studio which has brought you awesome live visuals from the likes of The Morning Benders and King Krule, just teamed up with upcoming young Brooklynite Joey Bada$$ to record and document the recording of a new track.  “Daily Routine” is a nice, short track with a beat produced by Chuck Strangers of Joey’s Pro Era crew …

tccarr14mp3: Joey Bada$$ – Daily Routine

Video: Joey Bada$$- Hardknock (ft. CJ Fly)

Sometimes we have to admit that we weren’t even close to the first bloggers to recognize the talent of an artist.  We really like staying on top of the hip-hop scene, yet we let rapper Joey Bada$$ and his Brooklyn-based Pro Era crew slip through but despite having some hipster self-afflicted shame, I still can’t deny just how good this …

pkelly94Video: Joey Bada$$- Hardknock (ft. CJ Fly)