Joey Bada$$ – ‘Waves’

The official video for Joey Bada$$ track ‘Waves’ was dropped today.  The single, a forerunner from his mixtape ‘1999’, is trademark Badas$$.  A nostalgic vein runs through the album, with classic hip hop sentiment woven around each track and ‘Waves’ is a prominent example of the stripped down beats that characterise the Joey Bada$$ sound.  The video, Directed by Vashtie, is an unpretentious affair, a look into a typical day in the life of him and his crew, meandering indifferently round Brooklyn parks and streets.  Joey Bada$$ flings one finger to the mainstream, breathing new life into the genre whilst steadfastly maintaining the ethos of the original hip hop mentality.

Words by: Claire Davies

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