Tuesday, May 28, 2013

to good to be true

At the beginning of last summer Joey Bada$$ came out with this amazing track:

I was amazed with this 17yr old coming out of brooklyn. I listened to it all summer, told everyone about it and eagerly awaited his mixtape to come out which ended up being pretty whatever aside from this track.

I was listening to old records tonight when I came across This:
I recognized it right away from that army marching intro. The styles of beyond album came out in 2000, Joey B jacked this beat in 2012 and it was by far the strongest track on his tape. In the end Joey's verses are 10x better than SOB but it is interesting having an explanation as to why this song stands out so much. Still SOB is fine and Joey is an amazing rapper for 17 years old.

I should add that this kind of thing is common place for rapper's mix tapes. Most of the beats used are other rapper's. Also, Im wondering how he discovered this as he was 4 years old when it came out.