I remember the first time about 15, 16 years ago when I realized artists actually recorded more songs than what appeared on their LP. Fast forward to the present day and artists dropping tracks which “didn’t make the album” are as common as “hacked” Twitter accounts. Next up to the plate is one of New York’s rising stars, Joey Bada$$, with his newest project Rejex.
Appropriately titled, the collection of songs are actually those which failed to appear on his noteworthy, highly impressive debut, 1999. Maybe they didn’t make the showroom floor for a reason, or maybe it was simply a case of bad judgement and they should have. Regardless, add this to your Joey folder and keep it moving. Before diving into the mix, however, first check out Young Bada$$’s (no Boosie) reasoning behind the drop.
“1999 rejex” is a compilation of tracks that didn’t make it to my debut mixtape “1999” (obviously). I decided to put this project together because I have a lot of unreleased material that I didn’t want to keep from the ears of my fans and supporters. I also have a couple of tracks on here I did when I was 15 years old (“little rachel”, “indubitable”, and “silent knight”) and I want to show people the progress I’ve made in a couple of years. The remaining songs (“flowers pt. I”, “catharsis”, “panty raid”, “fantum” and “update”) are tracks I dropped prior to the release of ’99 as promo only. I look at “rejex” as my more experimental side compared to ’99. Putting together these two projects even taught me a lil sumchin about my evolution as an artist and individual. Watch me go from “Joey B4 DA $$” to the “Joey BA DA $$”…… If you know what eye mean.. Haha
Download – Joey Bada$$ – Rejex Mixtape