Joey Bada$$ x Statik Selektah - "Word Is Bond" + Summer Knights LP

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Joey Bada$$ - Summer Knights

Joey Bada$$ drops his new Statik Selektah-produced single "Word Is Bond" and with a triple combination of blows announces that his forthcoming project Summer Knights (dropping June 12th) will actually be a full-length album, not an EP. "Word Is Bond" is exactly the slice of golden era goodness you would expect from the original 90s Baby. Statik Selekt gives it the proper pedigree, speeding up the Lee Dorsey "Get Out My Life Woman" drums (that's the Fat Joe "Flow Joe" drums if you're an original gangster--and the Biz Markie "You Got What I Need" drums if you're just plain original) under virtuoso cuts and a piano loop that strongly recalls Killarmy's David Banner Theme flip on Killarmy's "Wake Up"--all of which adds up to the perfect counterpoint to Joey's new-G Flatbush flow. Stream below--hope we get this joint is part of the Joey Bada$$ live set at Roots Picnic 2013!