Whilst it may be a lazy cliche that hip hop was dead, there is no doubt it was lying lame for a long time.
Give thanks then for Joey Bada$$. He is only 17, but the Brooklyn native has a sound that harps back to the early 90′s. In more ways than one we could make the Nas connection.
Check out his video ‘Survival Tactics’, the first release off his solo project 1999. Here he teams up with his best mate and partner-in-rhyme, Capital Steez.
Expect to hear a lot more of these boys in the months to come. They have got some serious skills.