Video: Joey Bada$$ x The Roots - "Waves" Live On LNWJF

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Pro Era young'un and 90s BabyJoey Bada$$ stepped onto the stage on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon a few nights ago, performing his smooth but rugged "Waves" with a little help from The Roots on the beat. The 17-year old spits this one off of his mixtape 1999, somehow channeling the gritty 90s NYC hip hop sound, a sound he barely even grew up with. So press play, close your eyes and listen. Guaranteed you aren't seeing a 17 year old kid but rather a reincarnation of some of that old school good that's all but missing from NYC hip-hop today.