Joey Badass has been a budding talent ever since his 2014 debut mixtape 1999. It is now 2016 and the co-founder of hip-hop collective Pro Era drops a brand new cut in "Devastated."
Experimenting with a more modern hip-hop sound, Badass effortlessly rides the tides of synths. Not to stray too far from his roots and alienate those who've been holding him down for so long, looped samples and infectious drum patterns lace the production. Badass seems to open up, turning a page on a time in his young yet illustrious journey to cement his name in rap history.
I used to feel so devastated. At times I thought we'd never make it. But now we on our way to greatness. And all that ever took was patience.
Listen to "Devastated" below.