American rapper, Joey Bada$$ has released his first studio album named “2000” in five years. Listen to the full album below.
The album features 14 tracks including contribution guest appearances from Diddy, Westside Gunn, Larry June, Chris Brown, Capella Grey and J.I.D., and is billed as the followup to his celebrated mixtape 1999, which dropped in June 2012.
“The album title serves as a reminder for the world that time is a concept and it’s really just been one long year since Joey and Pro Era exploded onto the scene in 2012,” a press release reads.
In an Apple Music reports, “Throughout a handful of interludes across Joey Bada$$’s 2000—two of which feature words from Diddy and Nas—it’s not hard to picture Bada$$ holding court in a smoky jazz lounge, an untied bow tie hanging against the lapels of his tuxedo and a drink occupying whichever hand isn’t clutching the mic.
“Between songs that draw influence from the catalogs of celebrated Big Willie-style philosophers like Nas, JAY-Z, and The Notorious B.I.G., Bada$$ positions himself as a performer from a bygone era—someone happy to tell the stories of his life, just as long as there are people around to listen. As talented an MC as he is, there’ll likely always be butts in the seats, but 2000, specifically, speaks to Bada$$’s legacy.”
Joey Bada$$ Releases First Studio Album, ‘2000’ In Five Years
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