Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight rock over a track from the legendary MF DOOM for “Amethyst Rockstar” – the latest single from Joey Bada$$’ forthcoming Summer Knights LP. This track follows “Word Is Bond” and “95 Til Infinity”, which will also be included on the highly anticipated project. “Amethyst Rockstar” originally made its debut during a performance in Toronto at the top of the month and popped up again recently during Pro Era‘s appearance at the Boiler Room cypher. The full-length project originally slated to drop earlier in June was later pushed back to a July 1st release – a decision Joey Bada$$ attributed to a need to mature during a chat with Okayplayer at the 6th Annual Roots Picnic, where he was busy communing with cuddly little kittens. Having procured a track from the metal faced villain, Joey Bada$$ can count a collaboration with DOOM – a man who is simultaneously considered by many to be one of the best lyricists and producers in the game – off his bucket list. While we can only hope that this is the beginning of many joint projects, Joey Bada$$ reflected on the auspicious occasion as a major career achievement:
Last year, eye was getting used DOOM beats from youtube. A year later and everything comes back full circle.. much love to medalfangaz on this one… #STADIUMMUSIC
Adding to the buzz surrounding his forthcoming project, Joey Bada$$ drops into The Combat Jack Show for the first portion of his recent interview. He discusses his genesis and the role social media has played in the success of his crew. Listen to Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight’s “Amethyst Rockstar” below. Scroll down to check Joey Bada$$ on The Combat Jack Show. Stay tuned for more from Joey Bada$$’ forthcoming Summer Knights LP.