ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

Joey Bada$$ - ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2017 Ratings: #240 / 725
User Score
Based on 663 ratings
2017 Ratings: #89
April 7, 2017 / Release Date
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Pro Era, Cinematic / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

It’s concise and straight-to-the-point, with no signs of over-indulgence. In short, it’s the album fans of the New York rapper always knew he was capable of making. All hail King Joey.

90
Loud and Quiet

It confirms his status as one of the new generation hip hop royalty. He spits lyrics that spill over with cynicism for the political system at large, and focus on the racial tensions plaguing the USA in recent years.

83
A.V. Club

The eager appeals to pop airplay could come across as corny were it not for the album’s unyielding, eloquent sociopolitical sentiment, which seethes out of every verse, hook, and interlude here.

82
HipHopDX
With a magnum opus yet to be written, Joey’s finally in a space as an artist where he can snatch the crown from the competition.
80
Exclaim!

Courageous and passionate, Bada$$ is a well-timed soundtrack to social and political struggle.

80
XXL

All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ encompasses everything we’ve come to love about Joey over the past few years with an added sense of social responsibility that is needed in times like these.

80
AllMusic

All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ is the sound of a young rapper finding a voice and higher purpose, an exciting and powerfully insightful statement.

80
The Needle Drop
Joey Bada$$ comes through with his most mature album yet, passionately dissecting the state of black people in present day America.
75
Consequence of Sound

The 12-song project is the Brooklyn native’s most well-rounded release to date. Joey Bada$$ is no longer just a kid inspired by early ’90s hip-hop trying to outrap a never-ending army of whack MCs. Now he’s a self-assured adult who is using his art to examine the world around him.

71
GIGsoup

If you’re an intellectual old school hip hop fan, you’ll love this album. If you’re just wanting something to groove too, this will be perfect for you also, don’t worry.

70
Drowned in Sound

All-Amerikkan Bada$$, the New Yorker's second full length record, feels like a culmination of all of the years spent working away at his craft.

70
Clash

As a complete body of work, ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’ is irrefutably accomplished, boasting moments that present a rapper at the absolute top of his game.

70
The 405

Despite bearing a similar title to another gangster rap classic, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ is decidedly more modern, digestible, poppy, and hooky than Joey’s usual output. Whether or not it’s a better or worse release is beside the point.

70
FLOOD Magazine

With All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, Joey Bada$$ fires away at the racist inhumanity he sees in America.

64
Pitchfork

The New York rapper aims for political awareness on his latest, trading out his clever rhyme schemes for more clarity. Though varied and sometimes powerful, its themes feel undercooked.

60
Crack Magazine

For the most part All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ is Joey Bada$$’s smoothest, most-laidback sounding record to date.

exception
63
Many of the best political rap albums succeed by saying a lot without saying much at all; oftentimes by not directly alluding to the topic at hand and using extended metaphors and other figures of speech. But there are also many political rap albums that get their message across by being blunt and direct with the topic at hand. Joey Bada$$' take on this genre is an awkward mix of the two, which does not work in his favor most of the time. His flow remains the same as it was previously on ... read more
MinatoArisato
75
Some really fantastic production, the beats on here really sell this record. Joey shows his competence as an MC however I do feel that the lyrics on here along with his flows aren't on par with some of the work we've already heard from him, still a really enjoyable album.

Best Track: BABYLON
Worst Track: LEGENDARY
KIDWITHGUNs
84
Solid

If it just had more subtle lyrics, it would probably be fantastic.
But this production just screams me.

Best: GOOD MORNING AMERIKKKA, FOR MY PEOPLE, TEMPTATION, RING THE ALARM, SUPER PREDATOR, LEGENDARY

Weakest: Y U DON'T LOVE ME (MISS AMERIKKKA)
BuffaloStaple
78
Joey has come through with an album that is significantly more political and powerful than his debut, the lyrical themes he tackles here are frequently very bold and the way Joey conveys his thoughts on these things is very aggressive, passionate and intimidating, this keeps the album very exciting in my opinion from beginning to end. Overall I think the album is very good, the only thing holding it back would the inconsistency in the first half. Tracks like TEMPTATION, LAND OF THE FREE & Y ... read more
_zeltrxn17
86
better than 1999 imo
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Track List

  1. GOOD MORNING AMERIKKKA
  2. FOR MY PEOPLE
  3. TEMPTATION
  4. LAND OF THE FREE
  5. DEVASTATED
  6. Y U DON'T LOVE ME? (MISS AMERIKKKA)
  7. ROCKABYE BABY (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
  8. RING THE ALARM (feat. Nyck Caution, Kirk Knight & Meechy Darko)
  9. SUPER PREDATOR (feat. Styles P)
  10. BABYLON (feat. Chronixx)
  11. LEGENDARY (feat. J. Cole)
  12. AMERIKKKAN IDOL
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