The dream team is back. Joey Bada$$, who last week gave a speech at New York University, has once again teamed up with producer Statik Selektah for one of the best offcuts we've heard since last year's B4.DA.$$, "Ready."
Bada$$'s effortless tone, simultaneously articulate and heavy-hitting, flows so well atop the melodic instrumental layers and laid back beat. A master of blending a classic east coast sound with modern beats. Particularly when you look at his Flatbush contemporaries like The Underachievers, Flatbush Zombies and MC Lyte, as well as the whole Pro Era crew, it's really interesting to see how Bada$$ blends the classic with the new school in such a natural way.
Oh, and props to the Fugees reference in the last 20 or so seconds. See if you can pick it up ;)