12 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his second album, the Brooklyn rapper’s heart still lies with hip-hop’s golden age. While trading verses with ScHoolboy Q and Styles P on “ROCKABYE BABY” and “SUPER PREDATOR,” his deft lyricism is as evocative of East Coast rap’s early-'90s glory days as his buttery boom-bap. His thoughts, however, focus firmly on contemporary America, and he riffs on government, racism, and freedom with absorbing frankness. “DEVASTATED” is entirely forward-facing, saluting his personal triumph over hard times on top of sparkling trap beats.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his second album, the Brooklyn rapper’s heart still lies with hip-hop’s golden age. While trading verses with ScHoolboy Q and Styles P on “ROCKABYE BABY” and “SUPER PREDATOR,” his deft lyricism is as evocative of East Coast rap’s early-'90s glory days as his buttery boom-bap. His thoughts, however, focus firmly on contemporary America, and he riffs on government, racism, and freedom with absorbing frankness. “DEVASTATED” is entirely forward-facing, saluting his personal triumph over hard times on top of sparkling trap beats.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
877 Ratings
877 Ratings
g5000 ,

From Bed Stuy to Compton

Music is a lovely universal language, Joey Bada$$ is proof of that

Pablo Peres ,

The YOUTH are the FUTURE!

Me and my colleagues have been attending a University Research Scholar Academy at Layola Marymount University for the summer of 2018. Will be using “the land of the free” for supporting evidence. Lyrically and visually, we have analyzed the song and will be comparing it to “strange fruit” by Billie Holliday. Although they are less than a 100 years apart, these two songs bring up same issues concerning racial segregation,discrimination, mass incarceration and Amerikkka’s “New Jim Crow”. We are excited and thrilled to have had worked together on a very important matter and will be presenting this Saturday. Thank you Joey Bada$$. Keep thriving!

Allswagmusictome! ,

Incredible

Take the time to really listen to the lyrics and what the message is. I think the only song I don’t like is Devastated but the rest of the album is pure lyrical genius.

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