Author: Anthony Ward
All Amerikkkan Bad$$
Brooklyn Rapper and Pro Era frontman Joey Bada$$ spoke on the current state of the world and his 2nd album proved that he always has the last say.
Released today, All Amerikkkan Bada$$ was a departure from the Boom Bap beats that made Joey famous and well known, and took on more mature content for a deeply divided country.
With the election of Donald Trump, a number of rappers have used their platform to speak their minds, and Joey is no exception.
His sophomore effort features a more mature theme, polished production, but Bada$$ speaking his thoughts on the world.
Land Of The Free, is the perfect example. The first single off All Amerikkkan Bada$$, Joey took aim at Trump, and the state status of minorities in America.
“Can’t change the world if we don’t change ourselves, die from the sickness if we don’t seek the help.” Full house on my hands, the cards I was dealt, Three K’s two A’s in Amerikkka”.
Joey states that in order for the world to change, we must change our selves.
But On Track 2, Ring The Alarm, we got a glimpse of classic Bada$$. Joey links up with Pro’s Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight to slaughter a classic boom bap beat.
But one of my favorites is Track 5 Legendary with J. Cole.
The two linked up last summer after through mutual acquaintances, and here they showcase their legendary flow.
“My brothers at the brick house the undercovers stakeout, Can’t you see it’s a trap that’s why I reach out.”
Cole and Joey each delivered messages and describe how young black males live on the daily basis.
Each track is special in its own way, and the message Joey Bada$$ relays is
ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ is one of the best albums of this year, and definitely needed. Thank you Joey.
ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ is on iTunes and Apple music now. Take a listen.