Joey Bada$, 'B4.DA.$'

With a signature 1990s flow, gritty yet diverse production from the likes of Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, Hit-Boy and Kirk Knight and introspective one-liners for days, Joey Bada$ revitalizes hip-hop’s youth in a way many of his predecessors wish they could on B4.Da.$. His official studio debut is a love letter from the fun-loving 17-year-old Brooklynite that listeners first discovered back in 2012, and a battle cry from a more mature, engaged and militant wordsmith fighting to tell his story. Something like a macrocosmic mindfuck of past and future, B4.Da.$ was definitely one hell of a way to start off the year.