Joey Bada$$ gets labeled as a throwback, even though he’s yet to turn 18. It’s hard to throw him too far back in time because he was still drinking from a sippy cup when artists he’s compared to were in their prime. But put him with DJ Premier, keeper of all things holy in Hip-Hop, and the young Brooklynite sounds far beyond his age.
The two went into the studio a few weeks ago, as documented in one of the videos below, to create “Unorthodox.” The track bears Premo’s signature sound which creates a comfortable place for Joey to lay his bars. Radio rip from Prem’s show for now but expect the CDQ available for download on Monday, January 14.
Update: CDQ added, courtesy of Green Label Sound.