Joey Bada$$ - 1999
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2012 Ratings: #279 / 1094
User Score
Based on 936 ratings
2012 Ratings: #17
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Pitchfork

Joey Bada$$, however, is doing his best to further the period's legacy of boom-bap production as an authenticator and advanced-level lyricism as a meal ticket.

79
Beats Per Minute

By so loyally remaining within his influences’ style, Bada$$ both manages to both capture a surprising amount of that energy and lose a bit of substance.

zachthesnack
92

Best mixtape of the decade

Fuckin fight me d00ds

ChildishBambino
90

I know that this tape is very well received and well loved as it is, but if this had come out in the 90s I believe that far more people would be talking about it as one of the greatest hip hop albums ever, and I wouldn't disagree.

Rollo_P
89

Man, baby Joey fired from the hip like a machine on this one. Laid back style with lyrics and flows that will knock you on your ass, quality, comfy production that will tickle the fancies of any east coast oldhead, and a myriad of features that make this project feel incredible communal. The fact that he made all this when he was like 16 years old is pretty impressive, too, although hip hop has a history of this sort of thing - Nas made the majority of illmatic when he was barely 18, Andre + ... read more

79

This shit is crazy. The fact that he was 16 is the most jaw-dropping part of this album, but the bars and rapping are still great. It's really interesting to see how someone this young has the same rapping capacity as a lot of veterans to the game. The samples are all great as well, but that doesn't mean the mixtape is perfect.

Top Tracks: Waves, Survival Tactics, Killuminati, World Domination, Righteous Minds, Suspect

Bottom Tracks: Don't Front

aoifekerr11
85

You're telling me he was seventeen when he put this out?

Favourite Track: World Domination
Least Favourite Track: Suspect

FiredNeutral
75

not as good as his debut, but still solid

fav track: Righteous Minds
least fav: Suspect

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Track List

  1. Summer Knights 
  2. Waves 
  3. FromdaTomb$ (Feat. Chuck Strangers) 
  4. Survival Tactics (Feat. Capital STEEZ) 
  5. Killuminati (Feat. Capital STEEZ) 
  6. Hardknock (Feat. CJ Fly) 
  7. World Domination 
  8. Pennyroyal 
  9. Funky Ho'$ 
  10. Daily Routine 
  11. Snakes (Feat. T'nah Apex) 
  12. Don't Front (Feat. CJ Fly) 
  13. Righteous Minds 
  14. Where It'$ At (Feat. Kirk Knight)
  15. Suspect (Feat. PRO ERA (Capital STEEZ, CJ Fly, Chuck Strangers, Dyemond Lewis, NYCk Caution, Kirk Knight, Rokamouth, T'nah Apex & Dessy Hinds)
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Added on: June 26, 2012