17-year-old Brooklyn emcee Joey Bada$$ has been blowing up since his first music video for “Survival Tactics” hit the Internet, due to his dense lyricism and return to 90s style boom bap beats.
Now, the emcee has dropped a music video for “Waves,” another standout track from his impressive debut mixtape 1999. Over a laid back jazzy beat, Bada$$ drops rhyme after rhyme about his hip-hop dreams — such as “meeting Hova and putting my momma in a Rova” — with such lyrical prowess that he doesn’t even need a chorus to hook listeners.
Directed by Va$tie, the video follows Joey Bada$$ through an average day of his life, from waking up and going to high school to taking the subway and rocking the mic in front of a crowd filled of adoring fans at night.
Watch the video here.