1. WATCH: Joey BADA$$ ft. Capital STEEZ – “Survival Tactics” (Music Video).

    Panda ski masks, wire nooses, click-clacks, and nihilistic rage: such are the essential elements of 17-year-old Brooklyn native Joey BADA$$’s excellent new video “Survival Tactics.” That JB’s Pro Era clique happens to share the same initials as hip-hop’s fabled rebels without a pause, or that Joey rocks the classic Pittsburgh Pirates “P” hat Chuck D always preferred can’t be a coincidence. These dudes – apparently fed up with complacent-ass New York – wanna stir up some shit. Thank god. But don’t thank the Based God, as fellow P.E.-er Capital STEEZ (randomly?) lashes out at Lil’ B between p.o.-ed digs at Wall Street and politicians: “They say hard work pays off – well, tell the Based God don’t quit his day job.” Joey BadA$$’s solo mixtape, 1999 , drops in March.

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