Joey Bada$$ is holding onto an arsenal of unreleased songs — and he’s ready to unload.
In an interview on DJ Enuff’s Shade 45 show, the Brooklyn rapper revealed that he has dozens of tracks that have yet to be released.
“I am sitting on about 80 tracks,” said the 21-year-old. “I may just drop an album this summer. I may drop another in December.” Needless to say, we are hyped, especially since the Pro Era leader revealed the heavy-hitting talent he’s been working with — Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonder. He’s also hoping to get in the studio with Dr. Dre.
“I heard we were supposed to be working with Dre soon, so I don’t want to f— up the s—, so hopefully you know what I am saying, I’ma put it out there just so it could be stronger,” he said.
Bada$$ has been in an odd place in hip-hop — he’s popular among hip-hop heads but has yet to become a household name; despite Malia Obama donning a Pro Era shirt last year. However, Bada$$ seems secure in where he is and where he’s going. He also hints that there may be free music for fans in the future.
“I feel like as an artist I’ve established myself in the game, but I feel like over the years I haven’t given my fans enough,” he said. “I am literally getting better everyday. I am growing and getting stronger.”
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