Joey Bada$$
1999 | 2018 Reissue

Pro Era Records | Empire

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“1999 is the debut mixtape by American rapper Joey Badass. It was released on June 12, 2012. It features production by Chuck Strangers, Lewis Parker, Lord Finesse, MF Doom and J Dilla, among others. The mixtape also features guest appearances from members of Pro Era, a hip hop collective of which Joey Badass is a member. The mixtape is based heavily around musical samples.[ Music videos have been released for "Hardknock", "Survival Tactics", "FromdaTombs" and "Waves".” – Wiki

“Bada$$ has repurposed beats for 1999 from MF Doom, Lord Finesse, and the late J Dilla. They play seamlessly among the newer productions, something Bada$$ was clearly invested in as Pro Era member Chuck Strangers recently revealed to Jayson Greene. "I don't just sit around making boom-bap beats all day," the producer said. "I make all kinds of beats-- this is the just first thing everyone's heard from me. But Joey had a very specific vision for 1999."

Though Bada$$ released the tape on Datpiff, he's managed to get the video for "Hardknock" into rotation on MTV2. So while it could be that he's keeping his label association under wraps for the sake of building a more organic fanbase, he does already have a well-connected management team in place. Regardless, Joey Bada$$ has succeeded at getting the attention he wants for the music he wants to be making. That in itself is a victory in any era.” – Pitchfork

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Joey Bada$$ ‎




Pro Era Records, Empire


2 x Vinyl, LP, Mixtape, Reissue



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This reissue: 24th Aug 2018 | Original: 2012


Hip Hop


Boom Bap, Conscious

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