Wednesday, May 29, 2013

mp3 | joey bada$$ | word is bond

the brooklyn born upstart is at it again. "word is bond," the first single released from joey bada$$' upcoming summer knights mixtape, is exactly what we've come to expect and hope for out of the young hip hop scholar. produced by bostonian statik selektah, the track is a banger from beginning to end, a concise and clean cut founded upon crisp snares and hi-hats and fleshed-out with a fleeting, fluttering piano melody.  joey's verses soar effortlessly above the beat with a sense of ease and urgency, balancing his aggressive flow against controlled and masterful delivery. since the stellar 1999 release last year, there's been little worth mention out of the youngin, but when he's on it, he makes it look easy—like he was born to do it.  stream the track above and be sure to snag the (right click, save link as) download here before the link blows up.

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