Joey Bada$$ appears to be on the verge of a new chapter in an already impressive career. The 21-year-old Brooklyn native has been lacing the web with new joints for months now, and late last night, he tossed up yet another heater in the build-up to what could be a new album by year’s end.
“Devastated” is certainly a departure from the throwback stylings of his debut album B4.DA.$$, incorporating some more contemporary sonic textures (808s and a half-sung hook) ripe for your Memorial Day weekend cookout. The track arrives mere hours after the arrest of his arch rap nemesis Troy Ave’s for a shooting that took place at NYC’s Irving Plaza, leaving 3 injured and one man dead. Whether his devastation is tied to this has yet to be determined, but the track’s got legs nonetheless. Hear the latest from Joey Bada$$ down below and hold tight for his next transmission. You can also catch him on the road in the weeks ahead, the dates for which are listed under the player. Pick up a copy of his debut album on iTunes today.
May 28 @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
Jun 02 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Jun 05 @ Governors Ball Music Festival – New York, NY
Jul 07 @ STEEZ Day Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Jul 14 @ Pemberton Music Festival – Pemberton, BC
Sep 16 @ Douglas Park – Chicago, IL