The video for “Fromdatomb$” is bittersweet. On one hand, it’s yet another stellar leak from Brooklyn’s young BadA$$ and, on the other, it’s the last we’re going to hear from 1999. According to Joey, he’s closing the curtain on his breakthrough project and putting all his energy into the future and his next endeavor.
With 1999, Joey BadA$$ turned the clock back and showed the world he knows Hip-Hop’s roots and managed to make the mixtape more than just a dedication to the golden age. Rapping over largely minimalistic beats, he owned just about every song and with a little more polish, probably could have given the best of the era a run for their money. But looking forward now, it remains to be seen if Joey will continue shining in that lane or ride a leap of faith and take his music in a different direction.