Joey Bada$$ Follows-Up His “King’s Dead” Freestyle With “King Of The Jungle”
The Pro Era chieftain, Joey Bada$$, is on a roll as he dropped a new track titled “King Of The Jungle,” which was produced by the legendary Salaam Remi.
Just one day after decimating the “King’s Dead” beat from Black Panther: The Album with XXXTentacion, Brooklyn’s own Joey Bada$$ surprises fans with another joint titled “King Of The Jungle,” which appears on the Pro Era Records Soundcloud page, and was produced by Salaam Remi.
The “youngest under 30 on the Forbes list” goes ham-and-cheese over Salaam’s boom-bap drums, Jozif unleashes a flurry of bars and flows, reflecting on his schooling in hip-hop and his mastering of the culture. “I bought tracks with the late, great Christopher Wallace / I’m a hip-hop scholar, graduated with the young God honors / And the wisdom and the knowledge from all of my forefathers,” the Badmon raps.
Elsewhere on the cut, Joey has no qualms about how hip-hop has allowed him to escape a life in the hood to dining on shrimp and lobster in places considered ultra-good. “I was raised in them neighborhoods so impoverished / Now I get a little taller when I stand on my wallet,” he recalls.
Listen as Joey Bada$$ checks his haters while paying respect to the Notorious One by pressing play on “King Of The Jungle” below: