Joey Bada$$ is an American, independent hip-hop Recording Artist, who hails from Brooklyn, New York. with his rugged style, an invigorating outcome of his Brooklyn neighborhood and surroundings, Joey Bada$$ has been a staple in the hip-hop industry for maintaining an authentic, unique and versatile sound. whereas other rappers may take less risks with formulaic projects, Joey never shies away from keeping his music raw and original.
He is a co-founder of the collective Pro Era, with whom he has released two mixtapes and toured the globe multiple times. Joey released his debut mixtape, 1999, in June 2012 to critical acclaim and recognition, followed by Rejex in September, and Summer Knights on July 1, 2013.
His debut studio album, B4.da.$$, released on 1/20/2015 through Pro Era Records / Cinematic Music Group, sold an impressive 56,000 units its opening week making it the #1 rap and #1 independent album in the country. The project henceforth received acclaim from his critics as well as his fans and is the catalyst that has placed Joey among hip-hop’s elite, as the album has sold 251,469 copies world wide to date.
After his debut album release in January, Joey spent the better part of 2015 touring; playing overseas festivals; creating original music for soundtracks, such as ’Southpaw,’ as well as a national tour in the U.S, all while establishing the first annual Steez Day Festival in New York on July 7th.
So far in 2016, Joey has been featured in Forbes Magazine as well as in international Adidas and Calvin Klein ad campaigns. Joey performed on the main stage at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and debuted his new single, “Devastated”, on stage. He also has a reoccurring role in the 2nd season of the Golden Globe-Winning television show Mr. Robot which airs on USA network. As of September 6, Joey has been on a fall tour acting as the direct support act for Schoolboy Q.